“Even after all this time. The sun never says to the earth, “you owe me.” Look what happens with a love like that. It lights the whole sky.” ~Hafiz…
Love is arguably the most powerful force in the world that we have at our disposal. It costs us very little and produces so much. But it is something we must give to others, and we must give to others without conditions. I cannot say I will offer love to those I like, or friends and family only–I must show love to all humans, regardless of who they are, what they have done, or what they believe. If we put conditions on our love, we diminish its power.
As Hafiz mentions, the sun never tells the Earth, “you owe me.” It endlessly lights up the entire sky of half the Earth, and receives nothing in return. We should strive for this love–a love that nurtures and sustains, a love that shines outwardly instead of in, a love that provides energy and warmth for others, a love that asks nothing in return.
Society likes to romanticize love… to make it appear like something we fall into. But love is not a state of being, it is a positive action; it is something we must actively give. If we only love because we expect to receive from it, then we do not love without conditions, for we are expecting something back.
Love is a power. Love is a cause. Love can change the world. But this type of love–this powerful, positive force in the world–must come without conditions.
Show unconditional love towards others.
Questions to consider:
What are some conditions you place on your love?
How might you better use love as a positive force? Is there anything holding you back?
What kinds of positive things might you accomplish if you were to use love as a positive force?
For further thought:
“When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace.” ~Jimi Hendrix