We live in a world that's starving for love. Love has become something reserved for one or two "special" people who are deserving of it and we wait for this holy grail to arrive before we dare utter the precioys words, "I love you". In fact, some relationships can end because the so called "L bomb" was dropped too soon as if love is something scary we should run from. What makes us, the giver of love, the right to decide who gets it anyway? Shouldn't love be free?! It's the only thing we have to give that multiplies when given away.
We also violate the golden rule daily! Rather than treat people the way we want to be treated, we treat people the way they treat us, robbing the world of love and hoarding whatever is left of it. How the hell did we get into this mess?
Thinking we are special separates us from one another and only perpetuates the cycle of racism, sexism, bigotry, and entitlement.
Have you ever wondered how arranged marriages survive in other cultures? How is it possible our great grandparents stayed happily married 75 years plus? Why are the Danish so damn happy? What's so romantic about countries like Greece and Italy? LOVE
Let me break it down for you...
Imagine if you thought about yourself as love. As you went throught your day, you gave love away to everyone you encountered. Before meeting each new person, you said to yourself, "I love you" and saw them as a fellow imperfect person, not only deserving of love, but as love. Rather than judge them on what you perceived upfront, you'd see their struggles as circumstantial and their behavior easier to accept when love is present. And remember, because you are love, they can feel love from you and are more likely to love in return. Its the only thing we have to give away that multiplies.
Put this into practice each day. Before meeting a new person, tell yourself, "I love you".
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