Have I given you too many things to do or not to do? Of course, all
guidance I give boils down to love, so, in actually, there is only one
thing I ask of you, and that is to love yourself. You cannot love
others more than you love yourself. I speak of loving and not
attachment, beloveds. I speak of loving yourself and not holding
yourself for ransom, as it were.
Equate happiness with love. Equate unhappiness with lack of love. Allow love to stream from your heart minute by minute and allow love to stream in from wherever it comes minute by minute, and, yes, you are happy.
All the things that happen in life, in the world, no matter how wonderful nor how dire, the importance you give to them is overblown. Pro or con, events in life are not what you are to go by. They are not the helm of your ship. The helm of your ship is much more subtle than the third dimension you appear to live in.
The force of love is a power to be reckoned with. Love is a power. It is a power for good. Who would want less than a power for good? Who would want to keep all the odds and ends of life that you may have kept to pour over and perhaps collect more of?
Regret and rue and remorse are all from the past, and this is why
you don't want them to stick around. They hold you to the past, and in
the past, beloveds, in terms of the relative world, you were less than
you are now. It's that simple. And so I adjure you to leap out of the
past and leave it behind forevermore.
Life is not either/or. You do not have one choice or two. You have
many-petaled choices. When you were a child, you took a daisy, and you
said with each petal, "He loves me, he loves me not." You left out
other possibilities, that he likes you, that he makes you happy, that
you like him and you make him happy. Life is many-layered and not so
Beloved, you think of another long ago friend of yours from many long years ago. Your heart aches to talk to once more to this friend. You have no way of knowing if this long ago friend is still alive.