Love Conquers All

“Love is a fruit in season at all times, and within reach of every hand.” Mother Teresa.

Love does conquer all. Love is the most important element of life, success, happiness and freedom. Without love, the world would not exist. It is because of the Universe’s love that we are. It is because of our love, that we are living. Love gives us power and energy. When you feel love grow inside you, you feel invincible and you are. Love is greater than anything else. Fear, hate, anger, resentment, and jealousy (to name just a few) vanish before love. Feeling true love grow within you, you will feel growth of happiness as well. Seeing your kid smile at you or your dog wait for you at the door or having a nice supper prepared for you are moments of happiness because they are signs of the purity of love.

Love for yourself

“The spiritual meaning of love is measured by what it can do. Love is meant to heal. Love is meant to renew. Love is meant to bring us closer to God.” Deepak Chopra

Start from your own self. Love your self more. I usually waited for people to show me appreciation, love me, and care for me. In the midst of that confusion, I spent a lot of time running after the attention and affection. I thought that in order to be loved, I needed to please everyone. I ended up spending a lot of effort pleasing every one but me and losing my sense of self and my self esteem at the same time. A vicious circle out of which it seemed so hard to get out until I changed my state of mind and my inner dialogue.

How can we love our selves more? First we need to believe we deserve it. Take time to relax and please yourself. Learn that we all need some egoism and that we cannot give what we don’t have. No one will truly love you if you don’t love yourself first. Give generous compliments to your self. Love your reflection. Tell yourself in the mirror how much you love you. Write down and carry with you a love message you wrote to yourself. “I am great, I deserve love, I love myself, I am extra ordinary, I am a genius, I am beautiful”. You have the right to love your self first.

My sister in law reminded me of a very simple rule of survival. When you board a plane, you usually have the safety measures repeated and one of them is, please visit:- in case of pressure lost in the cabin, to put the mask on your face first before you attend to your child. That is significantly important as a life rule. You cannot attend to helping others if you have not helped yourself first. You cannot love others, if you don’t love yourself first. The more you will love yourself, the more you will have to give to others.

One way to increase the love we have for our self is by building our self esteem and integrity. How to go about that?

– Keep the promise you make to your self and to others- Make a list of past achievements- Set achievable small goals that lead you to the bigger ones- Be receptive to compliments and give your self some- Help someone- Learn to say “no” – Be more honest and responsible- Treat yourself as you would treat your best friend- Take care of your body- Take some time being alone in silence- Learn more about the world around you- Listen more and speak less

Love for others

By giving more love around you, you will receive more of it back. I know sometimes we don’t get along with co-workers and thinking of giving love is just not a first priority. If you can’t stand your co-worker because he or she is the portrait of negativity than I understand you want to avoid them. A lot of times, people we dislike only mirror back our own personal hidden dislikes. Develop the ability of refusing to judge people or criticize them. Use positive energy found in compassion and understanding. You have the power within you the change the energy waves from negative to positive. By bringing your own positive attitude, you will witness changes in your environment. Listen, observe and accept the people around you for what they are, people. You are imperfect and so are they, you are equally human. Be great by developing Grace. Nurture and feed the good in you and spread it around, you feel joy and believe you are truly blessed.

Love for the Universe

Send love out. Look at a tree, talk to it, and love it. Smell a flower, look at its beauty. When you realize how magnificent the world around us is, when you take the time to capture the beauty of our daily environment, you can but only feel rejoiced. Develop the ability to see beauty, seek for it and when you find it, admire it.

“Beauty is a manifestation of secret natural laws, which otherwise would have been hidden from us forever.” Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

I watched the thin ice that was created today flow worry free on the top of the river. Following the flow of life, each piece of ice reflected the million colors of the sunset. Some pieces where thin and on top rose a celestial sculpture of ice build-up like some large winter water lilies. I could hear the accumulated ice squeak as it was pushed aside by the flow of shining crystals. I was holding a tree in complete silence and I felt as if the tree sensed my love and gave it back to me. It was strong and protected me from the cold wind hiding my face so I could admire the marvels of Life around me. The sun flashing red over yellow rays disappeared behind the edge of the water. I felt alive and free. I was humble in front of such miraculous gracefulness. My worries faded instantly when faced with such wonder, as if they were ridiculous infinitesimally small wrinkles laughed at by the Immensity. I felt blessed to have been lucky to receive such a gift, such a miraculous spectacle. That kind of magical performance is available at no extra charge, free for all to see. It only awaits your observation to come alive only for you. There is so much love around you in the world, in nature. The Universe wants to give you its love, just hold up your hand and open your eyes.

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