To have hate in your heart is to be in hell.

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Anil G wrote: May 30th, 2023, 6:46 am
Sonia Gonzalez wrote: May 28th, 2023, 5:36 pm I agree with what you said. A long time ago, I went through some horrible things and I thought I was "over them", and that I was okay, but some events last year made me realize that I was suffering, not because of what I went through, but because of the anger and hatred I still felt.
I hope you find your peace soon over the time and not just over come with the those things but find the inner peace with it, so that whenever you think about it you won't get angry or hatred feelings but genuinely okay feeling.
Thank you, it was hard and a long road, one that I would have rather not taken, but I am in peace, I have healed and learned. I also had an amazing support system that helped me, not only realize what I was actually feeling but how to find peace and get stronger.
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Hating others and hating the world is like poisoning your blood. It does nothing but hurt you. We are commanded by a higher power to love our neighbor, even our enemies. It’s hard and sometimes feels impossible, but nothing good will ever come of hate. I would agree that keeping hate in your heart would be akin to living in hell.
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Hate is destructive. When you have hate in your heart, you destroy yourself. Funnily the person you hate might not even have an idea that you hate them but you keep killing yourself slowly with the hate in your heart.
The more you hate, the more you lose your inner peace, and the more you stay stagnant, not growing past the hate.
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I find this quite intriguing. Most tyrants do have something in their past that plants darkness in their souls. We as human beings allow hate to thrive in us. It also seems like nowadays it's become that a lot of people have no problem letting the cancerous growth that is hate eat at them. A philosophy of love is truly needed in these times.
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I agree with the statement with all of my heart. I have a habit of thinking about random people and their internal state and have recognized that people who have hate in their heart can be detected in just a few seconds. For me it is hard to understand what their purpose in life is.
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I have often thought this in the past few years. So many people would rather complain about something than perform whatever action is needed to resolve their issue. It's always so-and-so's fault. Maybe so-and-so does have a hand in this, but it takes two to tango. Some of the fault will always be yours. I look to the "step on foot" example as proof. If someone steps on your foot one time, they were most likely in the wrong. But if more people step on your foot, wouldn't you ask yourself what you should do to ensure no one else steps on your foot? Why would you keep enduring pain in the hopes that the next person won't be like the others? Do something about it. You can move. You can't change them, but you can change yourself.
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Harbouring hate in one's heart is dangerous because ut kills one from the inside. It is a poison that slowly spreads from within. It's always better to talk avout the situation and ket everything out.
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Hatred possesses a voracious appetite, constantly feeding upon itself. Those who harbor hatred towards others find themselves consumed by its fiery grip. Their minds become fixated on the target of their animosity, occupying a substantial portion of their thoughts throughout the day. They may even go as far as devising plans and taking action driven by this deep-seated bitterness. Hatred is an all-consuming force, resembling an addiction that demands attention. Therefore, it is imperative that we cultivate forgiveness and release ourselves from its clutches. For to carry hatred within one's heart is to willingly confine oneself within a torturous realm.
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It is not easy to habour hate. It is stressful and consumes a lot of energy. I suggest that people talk about their feelings and not habour hate in their hearts.
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People are very complicated, especially their heart and their mind. I personally hurt by someone, I really want to hate him, but I can't. All he did was bring out the worst from me. I think hate is a choice too from ourselves. We can't naturally and automatically hate someone based on what did he/she do to us.
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It is interesting reading this. Just this week me and a friend were talking about how we are both bad at being angry at people! We often forget we are and forgive easily
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Unfortunately, hate seems to be a common emotion in our society today. Hate leads to division and violence. I agree with the statement “to have hate in your heart is to be in hell.” Not only the hell experienced by the individual, but hell they create for others.

How can an individual work to stop the spread of hate?
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Hell isn't a place in a space. It's a spiritual attitude, like a mindset.

Hellishness, like beauty, is in the eye of the beholder.

Two people can be standing right next to each other in spacetime, touching hands, and one can be in hell and the other in heaven.

Being in hell, versus being in heaven, is always a choice one is making for oneself in one's own unique present.

You cannot make it for your others in space nor your others in time (e.g. your past and future selves).

And they cannot make it for you.

To each their own.

In other words, in this most heavenly of outer heavens in which we all live, even the hell-wishers get their wish. Those who choose to be hateful and resentful get to be in their miserable hell for as long as they want to.
My entire political philosophy summed up in one tweet.

"The mind is a wonderful servant but a terrible master."

I believe spiritual freedom (a.k.a. self-discipline) manifests as bravery, confidence, grace, honesty, love, and inner peace.
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I appreciate the affirmation that we who follow the teachings of your book are one. Our loving free-spirited inner peace is reflected in our actions, our art, our kindness, and even our eyes. We have heaven in our hearts. Our cups overflow with it. We can't help but spill it on others.
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Hate can sometimes be so strong that it controls your actions. Most of the time, the actions are inexcusable, which makes a person feel tormented with guilt. Making them feel like they are in hell.
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