In times of uncertainty within self or the world, people turn to a higher purpose for hope, peace and love. Love being in my estimation the greatest gift of the divine. Everyone searches for love throughout their lifetime. Love is the primary goal. Everyone wants to be loved and most of all feel loved. When we receive it and give our love to someone or something it is the best feeling in the world! Love is the greatest gift humanity can give to one another, and best of all once given can never be lost. According to Leo Buscaglia, the original motivational speaker and “love guru”:
“Life is our greatest possession and love it’s greatest affirmation.”
Furthermore, what would it be like to just be love. For instance, what would happen if you didn’t ask for it, want it, demand it from someone or even hope for it? What if you decided to start the day and just be love and walk with the intent that you are already loved and loving. Moreover, what do you think would happen if you decided to take just one day and try love on!
I too was curious and decided to become love and this is how I went about being love.
When I awoke I started my day by affirming that “I am loved and loving”. I also vowed to;
- Smile from the heart
- Not to speak an unkind word about someone, something or some circumstance
- To truly listen from the heart
- Immediately stop any negative thought and repeat remember the experiment to redirect
- Imagine a bright pink light emanating from my heart center as I walked
- Be deliberately helpful when a moment to do so arises
- Right now, Forgive someone their transgression, start small
- Make eye contact with those I encountered
- Take note of my surroundings as if it was the first time
I was surprised at how hard it was for me the first 2 hours of my day. I was constantly stopping my mind and having to redirect. This made me very aware of how many negative thoughts one can have even about the simplest of things! But then it got easier and I found later in the day while driving my car I was humming to the radio. Then, something remarkable happened. I noticed a feeling of immense joy that seemed to emanate from my chest. All this while driving to the grocery store? I also noticed throughout the rest of my day that other people weren’t reacting or responding to me reacting to stuff or them. That was a plus too! The other realization that came from this experiment is that love is contagious. Love is an energy that can grow and expand! Like the firefly, that is seen to light up the darkness all around it with the iridescent glow of its tail. Can you recall the excitement you felt as a kid upon first discovering that little dot of floating light in the darkness? And how the light got brighter as more gathered together? Be curious and try love on for a day and see what it will be like for you. And dare to imagine then what it would be like for us all if we decided to act like the firefly and just be the light of love?