I had a realization a while back that love was truly the only thing that mattered. As soon as I had this realization I wondered “Then how do you create, and spread it?”. I’ve so far just tried telling people inspiring things, complimenting them, and speaking and portraying love to them, but I feel that it isn’t enough. I practice meditation on love and try to radiate it, but there has to be an efficient way of doing this within society, with perfect strangers, and with friends and family.
I’d love to hear your guy’s thoughts on this subject!
@carlinmcrae, The answer is self love. Practice loving and accepting yourself wholly, until you eventually love yourself unconditionally by habit, until it becomes your way of life. When you love yourself completely, you’re at peace, and you consequently love the world and everyone in it.
I’m also really thinking about this a lot lately. I find that I am asking myself what I really mean when I say “love” though, because as I am growing older, my conception of love is changing. I used to think that when I was “in love” with someone, that was real love, but now, looking back, it looks more like obsession/need/romance/dependence/lust, you know what I mean? I think love is more like kindness and warmth now, like letting people be themselves and accepting them the way they are now, at their particular stage of development, and just trying to be as kind, compassionate, open and honest as possible. So in terms of spreading more love, I think it’s true you need to love and respect yourself first, because when you feel that way, it’s like having this quiet sense of peace and joy with just being yourself. If you have that, then you can try share it with others. I try do that by being very honest and emotionally present and available around people so that my encounters are authentic. By being very present and paying attention to other people, instead of being self-focused, you can make others feel seen and heard and honoured by your attention. So that’s a form of loving I think. Another thought – I equate love more and more with creativity. So for me loving energy wants to express itself as art and beauty and it wants to be shared with others to bring joy to their hearts. So I would say spread love in the world by being creative and original and always being your unique self, and building/making/designing etc things. Lastly, as Gandhi said, we find ourselves when we lose ourselves in the service of others, so I think you can spread love by volunteering or tackling a project that will create positive change in the world. And when you are doing all these things, basically participating fully in life, finding your passion, you will feel joy, and it will inspire and infect others and love will spread!
@carlinmcrae, Allow me to recommend the book Power vs Force. It distinguishes the vibratory frequencies in a way that allows one to better recognize the energy, and when it is at work. It is a method for calibrating levels of being. I know it sounds like Woo Woo Science, but it is written by a senior psychiatrist, physician, researcher, spiritual teacher and lecturer. David R. Hawkins You can probably find a PDF with some investigation. May the force be with you.
Enemy Level 500: Love
Love as depicted in the mass media is not
what this level is about. What the world
generally refers to as love is an intense
emotionality combining physical
attraction, possessiveness, control,
addiction, eroticism and novelty. It is
usually evanescent and fluctuating,
waxing and waning with varying
conditions. When. frustrated, this
emotion often reveals an underlying
anger and dependency that it had
masked. That love can turn to hate is a
common concept, but what is being
spoken about then, rather than Love, is
likely an addictive sentimentality. Hate
stems from Pride, not Love; there
probably never was actual love in such a
The 500 level is characterized by the
development of a love which is
unconditional, unchanging and
permanent. It does not fluctuate
because its source within the person who
loves is not dependent on external
factors. Loving is a state of being. It is a
way of relating to the world which is
forgiving, nurturing and supportive. Love
is not intellectual and does not proceed
from the mind; love emanates from the
heart. It has the capacity to lift others and
accomplish great feats because of its
purity of motive.
Thank all of you guys for your thoughtful words and deep insight! I really agree with you @chodebalm . I find that until you fill up your own cup, you can’t necessarily fill up others. And @lauren-van-der-westhuizen , I totally can feel what you mean in this post. Some of the times i’ve felt the most love from someone was when they were totally present, at peace, content, calm, and comfortable. Just being near someone who feels like this makes you feel the same way. I also feel quite great while i’m creating music, so I can agree with you there aswell. @sobroquet , Thank you for the recommendation. I totally believe in vibratory energy, and I will definitely search for this book online right at this moment. Thank you very much once again. All of you <3. Much love.