Put Your Love Into It
We were born to love. All of us, regardless of any of the outer characteristics that distinguish us, have this in common. We all have love in our hearts and we all have access to an unlimited supply of it. That’s right. We can’t run out of love. There’s no such thing as too much love. Love doesn’t cost us anything. In fact, the more love we give, the more love we are able to experience. The more we open up our hearts and let the love pour out, the more easily our hearts can be filled.
Of course, each of us expresses love differently. Each of us experiences it in different ways but ultimately it is the glue that binds us together. Regardless of our race, creed, color, age, sex, status, etc., love connects us and brings us together as one.
But so often, we treat love like a scarce resource, something to be kept to ourselves or reserved for the worthy few. Love is free and limitless. Let us give of our love unconditionally and without hesitation.
So often we make the mistake of placing greater value on material things such as wealth, success, fame and fortune. Love is the ultimate treasure in this life. Let us recognize its true value, its sacred nature and live for love above all else.
When we truly begin to recognize the abundance of love that’s available to us within our hearts and all around us, the world comes to life. The mundane can become exciting.
I like to play a game and see if I can create a loving exchange with a stranger. When I’m dealing with a really serious cashier at the grocery store or a server who has a seemingly cold exterior, I like to see if I can get to the love that I know is in there. Sometimes all it takes is a smile. Sometimes a kind word or two or a joke does the trick. Other times, it takes longer or I don’t quite crack them but I’m happy knowing that I tried to share some love with someone who may have needed it.
Our hearts are like bottomless wells, we can continue to draw on them and they will never run dry. When we don’t draw on them enough, the love in our hearts can get a little stale and create the illusion of bitterness, but getting the flow going again can remedy that easily.
How do we do that? Give a little love. Give someone a compliment or a hug, Buy someone a gift, write a sweet note or message to a friend. Anything we do can be done with love, it’s just a matter of intention. Whether it’s making a cup of tea, cleaning up a mess or singing a song. When we put a little extra love into it, it makes all the difference. The tea tastes a little sweeter, the floor sparkles a little more, the song comes to life.
So wherever you are today, share your love with the people around you and experience the sense of connectedness that follows. Whatever you’re doing today, put your love into it and see what a difference it makes. Give it a try and let me know how it goes!
Written for The Daily Love (Nov. 28th, 2011)