Most people’s viewpoint of love is that it is largely a passion of the emotions. Most people feel that they need love and they will seek other people to give them the love that they crave.
Love will not always make things easy, but love shall labor to make things right. Many people banter around the word love often believing that just using the word implies some type of magic taking place. Love is more than a word, it is a state of being. If we really love than we find ourselves constantly learning patience, understanding, and forgiveness. If we love, then we make changes in ourselves and learn how to help others. Love means that we rise above the troublesome irritations of the moment and recognize that each person is born into the life with their own innate manner of consciousness. Their consciousness more than likely is different than our own.
For some people love appears to be automatic and as natural as breathing. Their attitude, their support, their willingness to go the extra mile to be of service, is consistent, natural and unforced. For others of us, love actually needs to be trained and it takes some conscious effort to tear ourselves away from our own activity, to truly be present to support someone whose demands at that moment, seem less important than our own.
“Actually, any affection that is not willing to surrender something to the object of its affection, but must continue always to protect itself first – this is not really love as philosophy teaches it.” When we think about it, love bestows patience and there is no doubt that patience is a great virtue to cultivate.
With love comes various forms and expressions of affection. At times we find ourselves intellectualizing what reactions we should make and what affections we should give to another. This can bring about feelings of frustration regarding whether to inhibit or express our reactions and emotions. Love does not mean that we inundate another with a deluge of emotion. Love does not rationalize that by withholding itself it is helping another.
One of the first steps to developing an awareness of how to express love is to attain within ourselves a state of consciousness in which love expresses itself as it is intended to express itself. When we quietly work within ourselves and develop a strong moral character that is balanced and thoughtful, generous and kind, supportive and helpful, we are on the pathway of bringing love to its fullest expression. The ancient philosophers stated that, for an individual to give of himself, he must first find himself; he must find himself in quietude and restore the integrity and highest value within his own consciousness.
When you reach the state that you are an embodiment of love than you become a leader in life. You become a force for the development of The Good. When you work for The Good, than you minister to others with all the substance that love provides, giving out to others the highest wisdom, energy and gifts that the Creator has endowed all individuals with at the time of their creation. Through love all things become possible and in love all things become beautiful.
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