You know, it would be funny if it weren’t for the fact that its so sad, but why do we forget that right now, each and every one of us has an incredible power at our fingertips, that is endless in supply? This power is quite literally, inexhaustible and without doubt, could heal our world in no time.
You may be wondering what that power is and I’ll share it in a moment. First though, this short story called “a bloat for all feelings” does an amazing job in expressing the point of this post.
A boat for all feelings
Once there was an island where all the feelings and emotions lived together. One day, a big storm from the sea was about to drown the island. Every emotion on the island was scared, but Love made a boat so they could all escape. All the feelings and emotions jumped in the boat except for one, so Love jumped down from the boat to see who it was. It was Ego! Love tried its best to bring Ego onto the boat, but Ego refused and didn’t move. Everyone on the boat asked Love to just leave Ego and come back on the boat, but since Love was meant to love, it did just that and remained with Ego. All the other feelings made it off the island alive, but sadly, Love died because of Ego.
Ego is probably one of the worst toxic emotions and it can be absolutely deadly to our happiness and well-being. If we’re not mindful and we allow our ego to take over, it will suppress all other emotions and we risk destroying our personal and work relationships.
For some reason, inflated egos are running rampant today and this poses a very serious threat to peace and harmony, because an inflated ego causes us to see things much differently than they really are. Our perception of reality becomes skewed and we falsely believe that we’re right and everyone else is wrong — it causes us to feel more powerful, intelligent and entitled than we actually are. With an out of control ego, we start to see all good things as being meant for us and us alone and that all negative things are meant to harm or wound us personally.
Having an inflated ego will without fail, push people away, keep us ignorant of facts and reality and before we know it, we’re trapped in a state of close-minded isolation.
Love Is The Most Powerful Emotion
Love is the most powerful emotion and mind-set and for good reason — love put self second and someone else first. Love means caring enough about others that we put our ego in check and put ourt faith in love and we go out and do good. We share, help, uplift, encourage, support and protect — and in doing so, the love we put out comes back to us and the cycle of goodness grows and becomes awesomely powerful.
How To Let Love Rule
1. If you’re thinking about it, you’ve made the first step. Most of us want to be kind and loving, but ego so often gets in the way. If we’re thinking of changing, we’re on the way to making that a reality.
2. Let go of bitterness and anger, because they lead to inflated ego. When we harbor anger or resentment, it simmers deep inside of us and it causes us to create scenarios, imagine dialogues and assume the thoughts and intentions of others — the instant you sense that happening, stop. Ego causes us to create controversy and enemies where none may even exist.
3. Forgive and move on. Love lets you do that — it enables you to forgive someone, even if you never actually speak to them again. You move on and you let it go and you feel freer and happier because you’ve resolved it.
4. Be the bigger person. These days, no one is willing to be the bigger person and just let it go. We’re being continually bombarded with dark, negative thoughts, images and words and its turning people into paranoid, angry and vindictive people — this is abundantly evident when one looks at our current political climate. Let ego subside and just “agree to disagree.” Why does it matter if someone else likes a politician that you don’t? Why does it matter if your neighbor hates the Yankees, but you love them? The truth is, it doesn’t matter, so let it go and move on with your life plans.
5. We are what we think about most, so we need to make sure our thoughts are good and positive. Focus on negative, controversial things all the time and that will become our reality. However, if we focus on love, compassion, caring and kindness, that is what we will become and experience. We get back what we put out, so every day, make the commitment to always lead from a place of love.
“And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.” – 1 Corinthians 13:13
“Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.” – 1 Corinthians 13:4-7
“Hatred stirs up conflict, but love covers over all wrongs.” – Proverbs 10:12
“If human beings can be trained for cruelty and greed and a belief in power which comes through hate and fear and force, certainly we can train equally well for greatness and mercy and the power of love which comes because of the strength of the good qualities to be found in the soul of every human being.” – Eleanor Roosevelt