LOVE IS THE ONLY FORCE THROUGH WHICH WE CAN HAVE VICTORY OVER OTHERS
“THE HUNGER FOR LOVE IS MUCH MORE DIFFICULT TO REMOVE THAN THE HUNGER FOR BREAD”
All our actions are either an expression of love or fear. The face of fear is found in selfishness, greed, envy, jealousy and anger. Love, on the other hand includes kindness, sympathy, empathy, gregariousness, frankness and cooperation. Whenever we stray from love, we enter into the territory of fear. Fear is best considered a state of lovelessness, or in other words, a crying out for love. Love is magnetic and attracts all that is good.
Fear repels, pushing people, success and peace away from us. If I am greedy, I am fearful that I will not get what I want. When I am selfish, I am afraid of losing what I have. It is all fear
Love is energy that is felt by all living creatures. As you develop love you may notice that you start feeling closely and emotionally associated with the things and the people around you. You may feel internally excited and enthusiastic about your life. You may also notice that your pets respond to you with tenderness, babies will be calmer in your presence, and your plants and garden will be healthier.
Those around you will notice it quickly and feel more peace than they did before. The atmosphere around you will be more positive, people will be more optimistic and there will be less confrontation. This sensation is the power and influence of love. It surrounds people who extend their love to others. Love follows those whose primary purpose in life is to love. When love becomes more important than anything else, others feel it, and they in turn will feel more loving and accepting as well. Some people report having a euphoric (sudden burst of inestimable happiness) feeling when they first fall in love. They start to feel better about themselves, find better health, a better outlook on life, and have more energy. Some people even report greater spirituality.
Sadly, the euphoria that comes with romantic love doesn’t last without learning how to make it last. That same euphoria and sense of well-being can be experienced over and over again by developing love that is based in wanting the best for others also, compassion, kindness, and a desire to not harm them. Love lets us feel the warmth of genuine caring. Love is a feeling of energy that can be harnessed and directed towards others. In any situation, emitting love thoughts and feelings toward others will have a definite impact. You will find less contention and greater peace. You will find that people respond to you with kindness and will go out of their way to take care of you. Just like a pebble thrown into a pond creates a ripple effect (formation of spherical waves), love ripples physical energy to others.
The same can be true for you. Love is powerful and not only does it dissolve problems and adversity, it can also increase the kindness and love others feel in your presence. You will feel healthier, you will be more positive, you will find greater confidence and security, and you will be happy. Love existed you were born and still exists within you now. It is our divine nature.
Many people think that acting in love is weak. But it takes more courage and more strength than to fear. Love has become so associated with sex and physical satisfaction that we have a hard time thinking of love as a powerful force in the universe. We need to stop thinking that life is based on some sort of rational equation where everything needs to balance out. We strive to get even and to make sure others get what they deserve.
But sadly, love is hidden, forgotten, disguised and veiled by our ego. Love dissolves disharmony and conflict and allows peace to flow between people. Have you not been touched by love? Have you not been touched by the smile of another, their kindness and friendly gesture? Have you not found beauty at one time or another? As you extend your own love toward others, their behavior changes. It is a soft and kind power. Love and not anger can have a tremendous change in the behavior of others.
(Source: The Happiness Factor by Kirk Wilkinson)