Book of WorldPeace
by John WorldPeace
THE WORLDPEACE ADVOCACY
The Book of WorldPeace
A conversation about increasing the level of peace in the world human society.
by Dr John WorldPeace JD
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We can love any number of people equally and totally and we have the capacity to love every person on the planet.
The most basic example of human love in this reality is the mutual love of our parents, our spouse and our children.
One facet of this love is that we can love two parents totally and equally. If we have more than one child, we can love them each totally and equally. In other words, if we have five children, they do not each receive one-fifth of our total love. They each receive 100% of our love.
In fact, if we think about it, we do not divide our love between our parents, our spouse and our children. They all receive all the love that we have without reducing our total capacity to love one single bit. We love them totally and not as a percent of totality.
However, if we generalize to an elementary example like polygamy, we
refuse to acknowledge that a man can love two women or that a woman can love two men. To further generalize, we tend to believe that no one can love everyone the same.
We believe that only God has the capacity to totally love us all. These beliefs are false.
Another facet of love is that when we love someone, we make allowances for their behavior which irritates us or makes us mad. If our loved ones hurt us, we tend to forgive them or ignore their behavior because we love them.
However, we apply a different standard of love to our parents, our spouse, our children and even our close friends than we do to everyone else. We overlook the faults and negative conduct of our loved ones because of our love for them. But we generally refuse to overlook the same conduct in others.
We seem to have a very difficult time applying the same standard of love
that we have for parents, spouse, children and friends to the rest of society even though every human being on the planet, in truth, is possibly someone's parent or spouse, is definitely someone's child and is probably someone's best friend.
Why do we not treat everyone the same? Why do we draw lines that
separate us from the majority of society? And how can we justify treating others like alien beings?
When we forget that we are infinite immortal spiritual beings who are at one with God and at one with each other, we lose the ability to love ourselves. Loving ourselves becomes easy when we look inside ourselves and remember our oneness. When we remember that we are at one with all of Creation, we flow in the peace and harmony of God's infinite, unconditional love which is the essence of our being.
Inner peace comes when we begin to see other people as our parents, our spouse, our children and our friends.
Inner peace comes when we apply the same standard of total love to
everyone, refrain from judging them and forgive their unkind words and