Appreciate how important this
realization is for you: You grow spiritually by your loving. And
you are responsible for this. No one else. Daunting? Not really.
Not if you adhere to Saint Augustine’s advice: “Love and forget
the rest.” It is that simple. And you needn’t worry. Whatever
befalls you in life, you can have total confidence that you are
‘traveling’ in the right direction. For the more you are loving,
truly loving, the more meaningful and fulfilling your life is.
You are ‘doing’ what you were created for.
Now you are coasting the
Loving more and more, you
gradually develop the extraordinary capacity to disregard
self-interest, to focus on ‘other’ for ‘other’s’ sake. You grow
spiritually as ‘other’ multiplies in your awareness. Consider:
The most contented even joyful people are those who love
constantly. They embrace all. They respect all: All life, all
matter, all natural phenomenon. In loving you do not qualify or
make distinctions. You become magnanimous. Your loving is for
everything and everybody. When you are truly loving, there are
no barriers. You embrace all ‘other’ and they become part of you
… welcomed into your heart. You start to experience joy …
eternal joy … the welcome harbinger of ‘forever’.