14th February, 2023
Author Stephen Levine asks the question, “If you had an hour to live and could make only one phone call – who would you call, what would you say, and why are you waiting?”
What a powerful message!
Who knows what we are waiting for? Perhaps we want to believe we will live forever, or that “someday” we will get around to telling the people we love how much we love them. Whatever the reasons, most of us simply wait too long.
Ideally, you can tell someone in person or over the phone. I wonder how many people have been on the receiving end of a phone call where the caller, a child, a sibling, a parent, a friend, a beloved says, “I just called to tell you how much I love you!”
You may be surprised that almost nothing in the world means so much to any person.
I don’t know anyone who doesn’t want a life filled with love. In order for this to happen, the effort must start within us. Rather than waiting for other people to provide the love we desire, we must be a vision and a source of love. We must tap into our own loving-kindness
It has been said that “the shortest distance between two points is an intention.”
This is certainly true with regard to a life filled with love. The starting point or foundation of a life filled with love is the desire and commitment to be a source of love.
Our attitude, choices, acts of kindness, and willingness to be the first to reach out will take us toward this goal.
The next time you find yourself frustrated at the lack of love in your
own life or at the lack of love in the world, try an experiment.
Forget about the world and other people for a few minutes. Instead, look into your own heart.
Can you become a source of greater love?
Can you think of loving thoughts for yourself and others?
Can you extend these loving thoughts outward toward the rest of the world – even to people whom you feel don’t deserve it?
By opening your heart to the possibility of greater love, and by making yourself a source of love, rather than only getting love, as a top priority, you will be taking an important step in getting the love you desire.
You’ll also discover something truly remarkable. The more love you give, the more you will receive.
As you put more emphasis on being a loving person, which is something you can control – and less emphasis on receiving love, which is something you can’t control – you’ll find that you have plenty of love in your life.
Soon you’ll discover one of the greatest secrets in the world: Love is its own reward.
Do yourself a favour,
Treat every day as Valentine’s day,
give the gift of love,
Express love and share it with your loved ones & stay blessed forever.