Living A Life Of Love
What a great article by Deepak Chopra (see below).
In it he discusses at length love as a state of being and not a feeling that we can fall into and out of.
I have many times written about taking a journey within as if we were courting someone we were interested in. We take steps to get to know the person. We listen to them and we plan to do things that will make them smile. And so is the same as we journey within. We get to know ourselves, we make time to listen to our hearts and we do things that bring us pleasure. And in the end we create a strong love bond with our own selves.
It is only from that place that we can truly love others. Because when we love ourselves, we don’t need others to fill a void inside. It is actually the contrary. We need others so we can share that which we already have. That is the nature of love; sharing.
If we don’t live in love then having someone come into our lives is a cause of happiness and of disaster. Happiness when the person comes into our lives and disaster as they depart because with them they take away our feeling of wellness. Even as those feelings were always temporary as they were not created within. If we lived in love we would become sad when a relationship ended, but never lose sight of ourselves or lose love in our lives.
Living in love turns the experience of life into a compassionate and exciting journey.
Please read on…
The 5-Step Path to a Life of Love
By Deepak Chopra
Deepak Chopra, co-founder of the Chopra Foundation and co-author of War of the Worldviews: Science vs. Spirituality, reveals how to create a life founded on the world’s most generous and joyful emotion.
Love has arrived at a strange crossroads. It seems very odd to say, “I want to be more loving. Is there a scientist who can help with that?” But in modern life, our notion of love has shifted. More and more we are told—in magazines, learned journals and media reports—that love can be broken down into medical explanations, that it is produced by reactions in the brain, both chemical and electrical…Continued