You are here on earth … living.
Why? To grow … ‘inside’. Developing your REAL self. All you
encounter can help you accomplish this. If you are committed to
loving, everything becomes meaningful and useful. Your physical
life is a means to realize your potential. Worldly pursuits and
experiences are not ends in themselves. They are transitory.
NOTHING lasts except the YOU that you are creating. Never forget
this! For throughout your lifetime ‘distractions’ will impede
your progress. You must put mundane matters in perspective.
You are familiar with human nature’s foibles and follies …
spawned by avariciousness, arrogance and stubbornness attempting
to make the world accommodate you. Throughout your lifetime your
decisions are either self-serving or for the benefit of others.
Your choices which engender habits gradually determine what you
are becoming. The more you ‘turn in on yourself’, for whatever
reasons, the more difficult it is to love. Becoming selfish and
self-centered atrophies the spirit AND it becomes increasingly
more difficult to love and experience joy. BUT loving is ALWAYS
possible. You decide. You make the commitment. Not always easy
in this world of consumerism, self-gratification and ME first
You are subject to a tidal wave of choices. Ideas and products
are spawned daily. They often ‘take precedence’ over what was
once taken for granted, even considered sacrosanct: Family,
religion, country … respect and concern for ‘neighbor’. For
millennia most people lived in a community. Life was simple …
even predictable. Not anymore. Now there is so much vying for
your attention, for your participation. You work, you travel,
you listen to the media. What should you do? What should you not
do? So many decisions. So many paths you can go down. Nice to
have choices but they can be daunting.
It is important to ‘step back, take a breath’ and ask: “How will
this affect my life … my inner life?” “How can I sustain hope
and confidence?” Ultimately YOU are your most important
responsibility. You must have clear vision of what you are and
what you are doing with your life. You are striving to love more
and more. Nothing you encounter will be too daunting or
devastating if you trust in your HABIT of loving. You can be a
loving, caring individual … always!!
NOTE: For more on Loving peruse
RETURN TO LOVING DEFINITIONS
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