Friday, August 21, 2009

Love is the Answer

Love is the answer to every question.
Why are we here? Love.
Where do we come from? Love.
How do we create world peace? Love.

It may sound overly simplistic to the modern human being, since we want to analyze and look for complex answers to questions. We don’t believe that life is simple and the answers to its problems can also be simple: love.

In truth, what are anger, sadness, pain but the soul’s desire for love?

If we learn to love ourselves without reservation, and to love the world in the same way, the answer is simple. It is impossible, when filled with love, to be aggressive or hate-filled or violent.

When we know that we are beautiful and wonderful, we see the world through those eyes. We see the beauty and wonder in all things around us.

We don’t need to look outside ourselves for the love we seek. It has been there all along. It is the voice of our self-esteem. It is our anger saying, ‘hey this is not right for me. I don’t want this in my life any longer.’

Self-love is saying no to abuse and betrayal. It is wanting the very best for yourself and accepting only that in your life. It is healing the wounds that you have carried all your life.

Self-love is walking away from those who mistreat you, knowing that you deserve better. It is taking the risk to pursue the career that will bring you joy. It is listening to your own inner voice – the one that will always guide you to what is best. It is trusting in yourself completely.

Self-love is following that little voice within that says, ‘ooh I want to do that today.’ Sometimes it means ignoring the voice of 'shoulds' and 'have-tos.' It is believing that, when you seek what you desire and fill yourself with joy, you will also be spreading that joy to those around you.

Love will fill you up so you will know there is nothing missing in your life.

Love will lead you to every answer.
----An Essay by Christine Schaefer

10 Grateful Heart's Words:

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

The highest form of love is love for God. God said we should love Him with all our hearts, all our mind, all our strength and all our soul and we should love our neighbors as ourselves. In loving God and others, we also extend such love to ourselves. The essay is good and compelling but God was not included in it and everything else revolves around the self. Too much self love is dangerous, that was the downfall of Lucifer. Thanks for the post. God bless you always.

Shinade aka Jackie said...

Thank you so much Shawie for sharing this with us.

It is a wonderful article and also very very true.

After we are done with our travels here in this world it is the love we have spread and shared that will be remembered forever.

As always you have lifted me up again!!


Warren Baldwin said...

Shawie, you find some of the best essays and sayings to put on your blog! This was great. There is a reason Jesus said that love is the first and second greatest of the commandments!

hitesh rawat said...

nice said.........i mean is real if you ask your self......ppl do ignore it.....but they all know how true it is......

this is the first time i'm to get habitual to it......

woo hoo ...... \,,,/

Avatar said...

Nice essay. I love that introduction, very true. One of my favorite movie quote from Johnny Depp is "What is worth living for, and what is worth dying for? The answer to each is the same. Only love."

Shinade aka Jackie said...

Blessings for a wonderful weekend for you and your hubby Shawie!!

Duni said...

It's so nice you blogged about the most precious gift...LOVE
I love LOVE :)

take care,


Dorothy L said...

Self-Love is a definite key to self-acceptance. Once we have that we have a clear road to happiness. To be able to love others we must understand the meaning of self-love which should be unconditional:)

Excellent post!

torasham said...

love is universal thing.... it is large as universe itself...

love to read your post..

Shinade aka Jackie said...

Speaking of love I have 2 awards waiting for you over at my blog.

Please excuse my misspell but I over slept and made the post before my morning coffee.

I love your blog and simply couldn't pass these along without including you!!