We are living in heaven, and always have been, and always will be.

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I completely agree with you. I've always found the idea of that heaven to be a very boring one. Anything you want, without having to work for it for all of eternity has always sounded like the most boring thing that anyone could ever imagine ... it sounds like hell and I don't want it. Goals to work towards will be endlessly more fulfilling.
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book+lover-people wrote: February 3rd, 2023, 2:20 am Heaven and Hell are states of being that we create. When you look at your life and think about how miserable and depressed you are, you have created a personal hell for yourself, and you may be the one creating Hell for others. However, if you look around and feel like your life is blessed with or without challenges, you create Heaven for yourself. You create your own reality through your thoughts and actions. So, be aware of the ideas you allow into your mind.
I completely agree with this. I don't think anyone is born an optimist. Optimism is a choice and it doesn't make you naive, it means you see the dark and everything that is bad, but you choose to focus on the good. You create your own little heaven.
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Say it louder for those in the back! "Heaven and hell are states of being that we create." We create a miraculous place to go at the end to ease our minds about the physical process of death. We create a version of hell to mentally deal with all the bad people or 'evil' that we have to encounter in life. Every day we can work towards making our current life heaven through out outlook and mindset. This was never more clear to me until I had children. Toddlers will do that to you with their innocent mind set and infectious laughter.

abstactlemon wrote: February 24th, 2023, 3:52 pm
book+lover-people wrote: February 3rd, 2023, 2:20 am Heaven and Hell are states of being that we create. When you look at your life and think about how miserable and depressed you are, you have created a personal hell for yourself, and you may be the one creating Hell for others. However, if you look around and feel like your life is blessed with or without challenges, you create Heaven for yourself. You create your own reality through your thoughts and actions. So, be aware of the ideas you allow into your mind.
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I guess I agree that we can see heaven and hell as concepts and situations that we create for ourselves; that does not undermine the spiritual significance of heaven; there are two separate things: we can live in bliss on earth here and call it heaven, and we can live in peace in the afterlife too.
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Well, it also depends on the inner peace that we have. If we never feel happy about anything, how can we find heaven? Heaven is where all the unhappy things gone, all worries gone, all bad things very minimum, and the person always find happiness even in their bad days or through bad things.
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I don't think we have been living in heaven yet. Heaven in my opinion is not abstract.It is as real as earth. There is so much pain on earth how can it be classified as heaven.
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We are not living in heaven. We are in a different dimension far away from heaven. Actually, I think we're closer to hell than we realize. Too many terrible things are happening. And have you thought about this. Why is it so easy for bad to thrive but so difficult for good to thrive?

That because the world was made from evil. Heaven is not even abstract or something in our imagination. It is real.
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Heaven is what you make it. A truly moral person would feel like they were in heaven if the society they lived in was had perfect morals, which is a point for debate, and vise versa. If we created the perfect living conditions right here and now then it could be considered a heaven.
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The notion that we are living in a form of heaven suggests a mindset focused on gratitude, contentment, and appreciation for the present moment. Embracing the beauty in our surroundings, relationships, and experiences can contribute to a sense of fulfillment. While challenges may arise, viewing life through a positive lens can enhance resilience and foster a more optimistic outlook. It's a perspective that emphasizes the joy in everyday moments and the potential for growth and connection.
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If we strip ourselves of every title, qualification, position, down to our very soul, we’ll be one step closer to the heavenly goal of happiness!
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I believe that heaven is a place where there is peaceful, not just people's surroundings or environment, the people have inner peace and they are content with themselves.
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The notion that we are living in heaven suggests a positive outlook on life, emphasizing gratitude and appreciation for the beauty and experiences that surround us. It could be a metaphorical expression of finding joy and contentment in our present circumstances. While challenges may exist, the idea is to focus on the positives and cherish the moments that bring happiness and fulfillment. This perspective encourages a mindset of abundance and gratitude for the blessings in our lives, fostering a sense of peace and satisfaction.
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The eloquence of this writing is truly captivating. It resonates deeply with me, particularly the notion that inner peace can be found in recognizing that even my worst enemy is a good friend, pushing me to unearth my greatest strengths. This post sheds light on profound truths and has left me feeling enlightened and inspired.
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This promotes a positive outlook and gratitude for existence, potentially fostering joy and appreciation.
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This expanded perspective may foster a sense of unity with the universe, prompting individuals to explore their inner selves, question assumptions, and seek a greater purpose in life. The journey of spiritual awakening is unique to each person, shaping their beliefs, values, and overall outlook on existence.
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