We have within our grasp the power to heal almost all the woes of this world. This power is probably the most awesome tool on earth and with it, we could transform life itself. This incredible power, is of course, love.
Love inspires us, motivates us into action and makes us feel euphoric. It’s not just the romantic form, but rather, is the all-encompassing love — those emotions and strong feelings of deep affection, compassion, warmth and respect for another person, animals and even nature.
“The only thing we never get enough of is love; and the only thing we never give enough of is love.”
This short story about “love” sums it up perfectly, so please enjoy it and let the valuable message motivate you to give and receive love more freely:
Once upon a time, there was an island where all the feelings lived: Happiness, Sadness, Knowledge and all of the others, including Love.
One day, it was announced to the feelings that the island was going to sink, so they all needed to vacate it as soon as possible. All the feelings prepared their boats and left. Love however, was the only one who stayed.
Love wanted to stay until the island started sinking. When Love was almost sinking, he decided to ask for help.
Wealth was passing by Love in a beautiful boat. Love said, “Wealth, can you take me with you?”
Wealth answered, “No, I can’t. There is a lot of gold and silver in my boat. There is no place here for you.”
Love decided to ask Vanity who was also passing by, “Vanity, please help me!”
“I can’t help you Love. You are all wet and can probably damage my boat,” Vanity answered.
Sadness was close by so Love asked for help, “Sadness, let me go with you.”
“Oh…Love, I am so sad that I prefer to go alone!”
Happiness passed by Love too, but she was so happy that she did not hear when Love called her!
Suddenly, there was a voice, “Come Love, I will take you.” It was an elder. Love became so happy that he forgot to ask the elder her name. When they arrived at dry land, the elder went on her own way.
Love asked Knowledge, another elder, the name of the elder who had helped him. “It was Time,” answered Knowledge.
“Time? But why did Time help me?” asked Love.
“Because only Time is capable of understanding how valuable Love is,” answered Knowledge.
All we have to do is to love. Its that simple. To have a heart filled with compassion, hope, affection and respect for all life. Once we let go of hatred, greed, jealousy and self-indulgence, love will start to flow across the world, healing it as it goes.
“When you adopt the viewpoint that there is nothing that exists that is not part of you, that there is no one who exists who is not part of you, that any judgment you make is self-judgment, that any criticism you level is self-criticism, you will wisely extend to yourself an unconditional love that will be the light of the world.” – Harry Palmer