I remember a girl I was mentoring. She was very upset about the educational system that does not teach children important things about life. Among other discussions, she told me once that if she wants to go somewhere, she uses a GPS map.
What is our GPS map?
Is the map given by fear controlling you or it is dictated by your soul?
Power is of two kinds. One is obtained by the fear of punishment and the other by acts of love. Power based on love is a thousand times more effective and permanent than the one derived from fear of punishment.― Mahatma Gandhi
We live in a broken system including the lawyers and police. Actually, our GPS is
- G guilt
- P punishment
- S sin
and is based on ego. It speaks about the fear of punishment.
Being guilty means doing things differently than the crowd does. As a result of that, you must be punished.
If you do not learn how your parents want, you are guilty and punished. You are also guilty if you do not have a certain education or social and financial situation. If you are single, divorced, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transvestite, you are guilty. You are guilty even if you do not have the religion of those around you. All guilt comes from fear and must be punished.
When hatred judges, the verdict is just guilty.― Toba Beta, My Ancestor Was an Ancient Astronaut
Do you live with the guilt? “The feeling of guilt – hardens the heart, slows down the bloodstream and prevents normal blood supply to the whole body. … the feelings of guilt attack the heart and it becomes weak … ” (Luule Vilma). In addition, it is the guilt and the fear that contract your DNA and make you live in anxiety and depression, and become ill.
The idea of sin comes from fear. Being a sinner means you do what you feel, and what you like. Thus, you become a sinner and you must be punished. If no one on earth can punish you, you will be after death, right? In life or afterlife, you are going to be punished anyway. It’s like you don’t have any escape from being free and living as you want. 🙂
You don’t do what you like because of fear of punishment and that fear underlies ego. Hate, wickedness, revenge are its relatives. When following your dreams, you do not care about the punishment. Others will see and consider you a sinner because you do have the courage of following your soul’s desires.
You will always be fond of me. I represent to you all the sins you never had the courage to commit.― Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray
Though, if you are seen as guilty or sinner, the world is ready to punish you. It is the easiest thing people do to find you guilty and let you go with that. It is what makes the ego to enjoy living.
You are punished even if there are fake proof or witnesses.
Moreover, with or without evidence, we always punish each other. When we talk badly when we argue or envy each other. We punish ourselves when we use the law to punish others especially innocent children or people of color. We punish because we are not the same and because we feel we have power.
However, every form of punishment destroys a child, a man, and his dreams. Besides them, it destroys entire families and their dreams.
Another GPS map
It is based on love and it speaks about actions because
You were never created to live depressed, defeated, guilty, condemned, ashamed or unworthy. We were created to be victorious.― Joel Osteen
This GPS map is
- G guiltless
- P power
- S sinless
You cannot be guilty of making mistakes, because you learn from them. Eventually, you are guilty that you do not want to learn.
The child does not like what he does but you force him doing so because this is the model of the society. You do not get along with your spouse but you two stay together for the sake of social convention. You don’t like the job you do, but you keep it because you feel comfortable. So,
To burn with desire and keep quiet about it is the greatest punishment we can bring on ourselves.― Federico García Lorca, Blood Wedding and Yerma
In my opinion, you are not guilty of following your soul. Eventually, you are guilty of lying to yourself and others, and not trying to overcome your fear. When you understand this, your power belongs to you. However, you must make it clear to yourself that people do not shut you out of their hearts because you are guilty of sins. It is the way they know it to live. It is part of their GPS map.
Living from your heart desire is respecting and loving yourself the way you are. It is living guiltless and sinless and it is the way that makes you have your own power.
This life is yours. Take the power to choose what you want to do and do it well. The power to love what you want in life and love it honestly. Take the power to walk in the forest and be a part of nature. Take the power to control your own life. No one else can do it for you. Take the power to make your life happy.― Susan Polis Schutz
Living from your heart, and taking control over your life is your real GPS map. Follow it, for nobody can do it for you!
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