There Must Be Peace in the Heart

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May we all find peace within

This month’s Bloggers for Peace Challenge is Love Thy Enemy. How does one love thy enemy? I think it helps to clarify ‘like’ versus ‘love’. To love is to be responsible, to do what is best, and to bring no harm to another, or oneself. To like is more personal, or individual. I may like chocolate; you may detest it. I may like having animals around; you may feel they are pests. Likes vary from person to person, but most of us would probably agree that we do not like people who are selfish, cruel, or violent, aka enemies. It is ok not to like them, but we can still love them. We all have that choice.

‘Enemies’ are sentient beings too. When someone acts in an unkind or non-loving way, they are hurting inside. Finding compassion for their suffering frees us from reacting and matching their behavior and energy, and opens up our hearts to love our enemies. An open heart is a peaceful one, and when peace and love radiate from our hearts, our ‘enemies’ can only either match our energy, or leave us alone. This is the Law of Attraction. It is only through compassion, love, and peace within, that the world will find peace without.

When we love ourselves, we cannot help but to love others. As Jesus said in Mark 12:31: ‘Love your neighbor as you love yourself.’ No other commandment is greater than this.

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About Julianne Victoria

I am a writer, healer, spiritual life coach, astrologer & tarot reader in Santa Barbara, CA. I hope to help heal, teach, and inspire others on their journeys and in this life. © Julianne Victoria and Through the Peacock's Eyes Press under the Common Law Copyright; My main Blog: www.peacockseyes.com
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12 Responses to There Must Be Peace in the Heart

  1. Reblogged this on johannisthinking and commented:
    I think Compassion is key to our lives, if we desire peace within. Please direct your likes or comments to: https://peacockseyes.com/2013/11/13/there-must-be-peace-in-the-heart/#comment-20100

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  3. Interesting. Enemies may need sympathy, but from a distance. Then you can look to find if you are your own wost enemy and love yourself back to health.

  4. reikiheidi says:

    Julianne, lovely post.
    I once had an experience where I was threatened by a male who had just been released from prison. I had my daughter with me at the time so it was so doubly scary. I burst into tears when I got home, it was the first time in all my years in this city I had ever not felt safe. Then a few days later – I came to the understanding of Forgiveness: I was able to see past the action into what may well have CAUSED the action from this person… & I forgave him. And in forgiving him – the fear inside me disappeared. In forgiving him, I also healed myself.
    It was an amazingly insightful experience.

  5. fozziemum says:

    I agree ..I think sometimes those we see as enemies reflect aspects of ourselves we need to address…I found this a lot of times..and once I realised then I could just let it go 🙂 hugs Fozziemum x

  6. A beautiful post and sentiment. Thank you!
    Peace.
    Jessica

  7. I think our enemies often come to teach us something too, so its been my own experience that without them we would not learn to be who we are, as they teach us patience, tolerance, understanding, and to hold our own Peace…
    Great Post… 🙂

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