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With Good Will For All

Updated on December 21, 2013

Mike's Common Sense

I have talked about the need to love more than we ever have before. It's true, we do, but how do we accomplish this? After all, it's difficult enough to love those close to us at times, let alone total strangers and our enemies. We need to realize that it is impossible for anyone to love everyone with deep affection. Deep love should be given only to those closest to us: God, your immediate family, and closest friends. The rest of the world we should love through good will.

What is good will, and how do we give it to others?

There are many ways to do this. The first way is to allow everyone to be themselves. In other words, try not to judge others. This is not as easy as it sounds. We all have been raised with certain prejudices and opinions. It is very easy to slot people by their appearance. Long hair on a guy means he's a hippie; lots of tattoos and he's a punker. Then there are a whole slew of racial slants that we are all familiar with. When you see someone different from you, and you automatically slot him or her as this or that, catch yourself, realize that you are judging that person, then decide not to. Send some silent love to that person instead. That is good will.

Another way to practice good will is through acts of kindness. God said, "Whatever you should do for someone else, even the most wretched, you also do for me." In the past I talked about how each and everyone of us is a manifestation of The Holy Spirit in a different state of consciousness. Each and everyone of us, including our enemies, are divine, and should be treated with respect, no matter how ignorant they are of their divinity. When we are disrespected or hurt, be like Jesus and bless them, "for they know not what they do."

There are other ways to show good will; be creative and see how many other ways you can think to give love. Soon it will become second nature, and you will do them without even thinking about it. Every time you demonstrate love you are making a contribution to our collective unconscious, like putting money in a bank. When we have enough people contributing, we will push our collective consciousness into the next level, taking everyone else with us.

How about that for a gift of love?

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      Michael A Muehleisen 

      8 years ago from Miami,FL

      HI Ripplemaker nice to meet you! I am very happy that Violet brought you here, and I am glad you got something out of that article. There are 165 others on this site, hope you check some of them out.

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      Michelle Simtoco 

      8 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      VioletSun pointed me here too. This is a beautiful and wonderful hub and today I am struck by these words that you wrote-to allow people to be themselves. Yes it is a great reminder! :)

    • muley84 profile imageAUTHOR

      Michael A Muehleisen 

      8 years ago from Miami,FL

      Hi Steve! Hell I have known you for over 53 years, and I am still trying to figure what you are up to!

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      SJM 

      8 years ago

      Well said. Good will is contagious, so is negativity.

      I prefer spreading goodwill by sharing a smile, who doen't like a smile.

      (Plus it keeps people wondering what I'm up to)

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      Michael A Muehleisen 

      8 years ago from Miami,FL

      HI emohealer nice to meet you! I am very glad you liked the hub, and I love your examples of silent love. I hope you will check out some of my other 165 articles.

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      Michael A Muehleisen 

      8 years ago from Miami,FL

      Hi Violet, glad you liked the hub, thank you for spreading it to others.

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      Sioux Ramos 

      8 years ago from South Carolina

      Thanks to VioletSun sharing this on facebook, i was able to find this wonderful hub you wrote too! I like your good will idea this is something I find myself doing when I see a car accident or someone walking in the rain and I can't stop, but love the idea of sending it to those whom we may feel less inclined who have pushed our "judgement" button so to speak is fantastic. Well put, Glad I found these words of wisdom!

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      VioletSun 

      8 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie

      I enjoyed reading this. Goodwill is a wonderful example of how we express love; the sending loving thoughts silently is something I sometimes do. Being human and seeing the world through our ego filters is not always easy.

      I am sharing your hub in Facebook!

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