Poetry: Our heart smiles with love, even as outwardly we are sad, or fearful

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This poem shows us that even despite out outer sadness, our inner heart of love always carries God's smile upon its dial. Remember that every time that you feel sad.

There's sadness in love until we learn to live from perfect love.

It is the same with fear, we feel fear, until we learn to love with a full and perfect unconditional loving too.

The word sadness begins with the same first letter as the word smile

Sadness arrived in me still within its vehicle of God's love.
It cried out to be silenced, but it still had to be fully all, all felt.
The emptiness of not feeling all parts of love all fully alive,
created a divide inside me that cut me down to its small size.

Walls of strong thought are built in us to keep our sadness out.
Love's call ought to be still heard as it will then shout much louder.
A sad smile is still better than not smiling ever at all, almost prouder.
Learning to smile like so from within keeps love in its stall unclouded.

I never heard love calling so very loudly to me in my pain.
God above was forgotten about as below I still remained.
As I thrashed about helplessly, my outlook was then soured.
I became so depressed that I wanted to die right now again.

A friend knocked on my door, came right in, and then sat down.
He said to me, "Those who know God are often still often sad."
"The gladness of truth brings you joy without anything being bad,
but a true sadness remains because it's also too in your old Dad."

"Sadness is a gate that we enter as we walk again into love.
God allows sadness to be seated upon happiness's outer glove.
Sadness's not a poison dulling the heart as it's often so depicted.
Sadness's actually a small child born from God's love up above."

Smiles to be real must come from the heart

Poetry: Senryu about a Smile

Smiles are from your heart,
frowns are all formed in your mind.
Fullness emptied out.

Why is their sadness, and what role does it play for love?

Sadness performs a camaraderie role in that it takes the stage when perfect love is missing. Its role is simply to invite love back on stage after its own role has been acted out fully.

We learn from sadness that all life is not the same, and that all of these other emotions also play a part in teaching us how to gain the understanding of how to better live from love as best we can in an always improved, and improving way.

We learn all of this from gaining more wisdom of how to apply love from our previous life experiences with it, and with these other emotions, such as sadness.

"She gave me a smile I could feel in my hip pocket."

This quote is from the American writer Raymond Chandler, (1888 to 1959).

I could just as well change it to this one below to better match the flavour of my article.

"God gave me a smile I could feel in my heart."

Fear and love

Senryu: About fear

Agitating me,
my fears lived from their own lives.
Love, don't hesitate!

"Love is only possible if you are fearless. The man who is afraid cannot be loving."

The above quote is from, Osho, an Indian mystic, and spiritual guru, or teacher, (1931 to 1990).

"There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love."

This one's from the Christian bible, from the New Testament book of, 1 John, chapter 4, verse 18.

This statement of Osho's, at its first reading to me, seems to be rather all encompassing, a little bit too generalized, and yet the bible says perfect love has no fear within it, and that love drives out fear.

Is Osho right then, or not?

Even the fearful man can love can’t he, but perhaps just not perfectly, as yet.

I myself am fearful, and I can still love.

Osho's statement then is a bit cruel, in one way, as it tells the fearful man that he can't love, and this is by no means true, is it?

The truth is not fearful either. It is nothing but itself.

Fear colours love with itself, that is if you do not allow the love to reach into itself enough to be itself, and yet the fearful man can still love deeply at times, despite his fears, when his courage and his need to love is great.

For example, I loved my little dog unconditionally so, despite my many fears that were still living in me, very much still alive, at times.

We can love perfectly, whilst fear is being set aside, temporarily compartmentalized.

This is because total love can sometimes still flow through its closing off of the entrance hole of the fear, and so to me, Osho is wrong in one way, in his blanket statement about fear and love.

You can love despite your fears, but when your fear is gone, you will love then under all circumstances, and not just under a few strongly held directions of this love.

Love and fear

Some people will tell you that only by drooping all fear can you be totally free to fully love. They claim that real freedom is not possible for you to experience while you are hanging onto any fears still.

Getting past your fears, moves you across to love. Fear and love cannot co-exist they tell you. There are only two energies, love or fear.

The "Course in Miracles" states this too.

"You have but two emotions, love and fear."

The fact is though that Love is no emotion. There is really only love.

Fear doesn't really exist at all. It is a pseudo energy, an imposter. And yet fear becomes very real, when it is allowed to form, because you have prevented love from flowing uninterruptedly through you. Your mind blocks love, and this creates a fear.

Actually though, our mind in the end helps us to have colourful experiences with love, by allowing us to separate love's total energy into various other shades of itself, and which we call emotions.

Love's energy still lives within fear's energy, only deactivated.

Love's oneness is everywhere.

Perfect love driving out fear simply means that it deactivates fear from acting on its own, without love still being within it.

Courageously loving despite fears being still present allows love to keep working, and moving you past these pockets of fears, which are like islands in love's oceans, forming at times from your mind hanging onto a fear, for too long.

What you do not hang onto cannot crystalize like this into a fear.

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I have been interested in the spiritual fields for over thirty five years now. My writing is mostly in this area.

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author avatar Margaret Michel
15th Aug 2014 (#)

Yes, our sadness is usually a result of a small issue, but we need to look at the bigger picture more often.

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author avatar spirited
15th Aug 2014 (#)

yes, the bigger picture view puts it all back into proper perspective, thanks Margaret

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author avatar Retired
17th Aug 2014 (#)

Good exploration of the theme. Love this; Smiles are from your heart,
frowns are all formed in your mind.
Fullness emptied out.

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author avatar spirited
17th Aug 2014 (#)

thanks, rama devi nina

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author avatar Phyl Campbell
21st Aug 2014 (#)

Nicely done, Spirited!

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author avatar spirited
21st Aug 2014 (#)

thanks Phyl

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