Wisdom from Paul Helfrich

Love has inspired countless generations of poets, composers, and artists throughout history. It’s universal to the human experience, and yet can be hard to define. For love has many different expressions, meanings, and contexts.

There is the emotion of love. We may express feelings of love for our self, others, or Spirit. There is also the love of art, or of knowledge.

Then there is “God’s love”- the divine, loving, creative subjectivity – which can also be called value fulfillment, because it promotes the maximum development for each individual in relation to All That Is. It provides the impetus toward all creative action in physical and nonphysical terms.

In this way, individual growth, creativity, and happiness are innately nurtured by every Aspect of All That Is in a joint cooperative effort for the maximum benefit of one and all. This is one way to express divine love, one that transcends yet includes human love.

When it comes to expressions of human love, most are natural acts of altruism and compassion for others based on mutual well-being. Random acts of kindness by strangers – good Samaritans – are a fine example. But underneath that lies a divine love that serves as the foundation for them all….Continue reading at InspireMeToday.com.

Paul is a multidisciplinary educator, researcher and writer, as well as the author of the book Seth: The Ultimate Guide.

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13 comments

Marianne B.
MARIA B3 years ago

very nice article and true. thanks

Sue H.
Sue H3 years ago

Thanks for sharing.

Magdika Cecilia Perez

thanks

Richard T.
Richard T3 years ago

ty

john casablanca
john casablanca3 years ago

Love to me is, respect for one's self as well as all others, nature, beauty , art in any form,
the Divine and all living creatures.
John C., Houston, Tx.

Debra G.
Missy G3 years ago

Ok

Nicole Weber
Nicole W3 years ago

noted, thank you

Cheryl I.
Past Member 3 years ago

Noted, thank you.

Gloria picchetti
Gloria picchetti3 years ago

I hate to call G-d value fullfillment.

andrew h.
- -3 years ago

thanks - on kindness

this may help a bit from Yogananda:

"Kindness is the law of the spiritual world. Kindness springs from the inner self, and bestows the readiness to look upon everyone as a friend. At its essence, kindness consists of the simple acceptance of others in recognition that they are all, like you, striving for self-improvement. Become the friend of everyone, ever ready to help. Always try to include in your happiness the happiness of other needy ones.

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Freely forgive and forget those who offend you. Forgiveness means, in the last analysis, giving a person a chance to reform. If apologies on your part will bring out your self-styled enemy’s good qualities, by all means apologize. It takes spiritual development to be able to apologize graciously and sincerely. Do not, however, encourage a wrong-doer by being too
humble and apologetic."

http://www.anandaclaritymagazine.com/2012/09/yogananda-yoga-meditation-god/