You should try this trick I do, because it really helps put things in perspective. You see, I reverse engineer my timeline to determine how I should live my life now. I look to see my future.
I start by picturing myself on my death bed. I am just about to take my last few breaths and I ask myself.
Did I love enough?
I believe an act of loving kindness is the biggest contribution you can make to this world.
Love, is such a big word isn’t it? It’s almost overwhelming. It’s a word packed with meaning.
Did I love enough? can also be interpreted as, Did I forgive enough? Did I care enough? Did I give enough? Did I encourage enough? Did I appreciate enough?
But before we can really consider how much we love, I believe we have to rethink what we perceive love to be.
What are the first thoughts that come to your mind when you think of the word love? For many of us, even thought we know better, we are brainwashed from a young age to think of love as merely an emotion we feel. We fall in love. Love is something our mother’s are suppose to give us unconditionally.
Love is not a mere sentiment of emotion, but the ultimate truth at the heart of creation.
– Deepak Chopra
What I am Reading: A Return to Love by Marianne Williamson.
I am contemplating the power of love and the role of love in our lives. I want to renew and relearn my ideas of love. I want to understand the bigger role that love plays in our lives. The power of love.
Here below are some intriguing thoughts about love. Reflections from the book A Return to Love . .
Love is what we were born with. Fear is what we learned here.
♥ The spiritual journey is the relinquishment, or unlearning, of fear and the acceptance of love back into our hearts.
♥ Love gives energy and direction. It is spiritual fuel.
♥ Love is the essential existential fact. It is our ultimate reality and our purpose on earth. To be consciously aware of it, to experience love in us and others, it the meaning of life. ♥
♥ We came here to co-create with God by extending love.
♥ Love isn’t seen with the physical eyes or heard with the physical ears. The physical senses can’t perceive it; it’s perceived through another kind of vision.
♥ Metaphysicians call it the Third Eye, esoteric Christians call it the vision of the Holy Spirit, and others call it the Higher Self.
♥ …love requires a different kind of “seeing” than we’re used to – a different kind of knowing or thinking.
♥ Love is the intuitive knowledge of our hearts.
Am I loving enough right now?
I am staying open and aware to the opportunities to bring more love to everyone today. I will continue to demonstrate love in every aspect of my life. To love more with my thoughts, words and actions.