Love. It has been written about, sung about, and fought for since caveman picked up rock and played his heart out on a turtle shell to impress a cavewoman. It has been the subject of paintings, plays, movies, and the list goes on. The Beatles said “All You Need is Love,” and Stevie Wonder “Just Called to Say I love You.” Elvis’ was “Tender”, while Huey Lewis and the News’ had “Power.” Lulu gave hers “To Sir,” while the Ohio Players found theirs on a “Roller Coaster.” And of course, the Captain and Tennille proclaimed that “Love Would Keep Us Together.” Since they recently filed for divorce, I will make the leap of an assumption that they – and most of us – don’t really know what love is.
Of course I have some thoughts on the matter or else I wouldn’t be writing this. I would be in the kitchen devouring a scrumptious bag of Fritos instead of admiring them from afar.
Love is all that matters. Everything else comes from love. It is the life force of creation, the light of the universe. Love is why we exist. It is our reason for being, and that is why it must be nourished – and shared.
Love is all around us. The possibility is there for us to encounter it every single day of our lives, yet we far too often are blind to this because we are wrapped up in our own ego’s. We stray from the light, from pure love, and pursue a meaningless life.
The interesting thing about love is that we need to give it away to see its real power. If we keep it all for ourselves, we deny its potential. Love has the power to uplift the heart, the mind and the spirit. It can stop wars, change governments, end hunger, homelessness, poverty and bigotry.
Mathematicians would call love “exponential.” The more it is given away, the more it grows – not just by the same amount, but by the amount multiplied by itself.
And that is why today I ask, What do you do with the love that has been given to you? Do you give it away, or keep it all for yourself? Are you a love hoarder?
Empty your heart. Give every single bit of love away until your heart’s cupboards are bare. You will find this impossible to do, because the more you give away, the more that will come back to you. And wouldn’t this world be a wonderful place if everyone had more love than they knew what to do with – and everyone shared every bit that they had?
Don’t be a love hoarder. Share your love today.