|Posted by NEVILLE GISHFORD on August 14, 2011 at 12:55 AM|
WHAT THE WORLD NEEDS NOW IS LOVE, SWEET LOVE
The title for this chapter was not written by me and many of you will recognize it as a line from a very well known song. Never the less, I believe it expresses one of the most valuable and most needed emotions in the world. Love has always been needed down through our long history and is most certainly needed more than ever today and will continue to be needed far into the future.
Love is without doubt the most written about, spoken about and indeed sung about emotion of all, and it plays a significant roll in the lives of everyone. Love also certainly means many different things to many different people. However, one thing is for sure, it is important to all of us, no matter how we understand and interpret the meaning of love. There are so many ways we can express our love. We can love our world, we can love our country, we can love our mothers and fathers, grandmothers and grandfathers, brothers and sisters, we can love our life partner, we can love our own children and we can love their children and their children’s children, we can love our God and our religion, we can even love our cat and our dog. In fact, there is absolutely no limit to our capacity to find enough love for everything and every being we desire to share it with.
A wonderful thing about genuine love is that the more you give away the more you create within yourself, which enables you to continue giving away your love over and over without it ever running out. Another wonderful thing about love is that, in time it always returns to you, the giver There is nothing selfish about this and it is simply the way the universe operates. People may wish todisagree, but it is of no matter as it will still happen anyway. Sometimes, it is not always immediately obvious. However, you will gradually become aware of its return and you will also become aware of its progress, flowing out to many, many more people and creatures that you share this wonderful world with.
Love is the most powerful force in the world and we should all try our best to embrace its strength and share it as much as we possibly can. Do not be afraid to show your love, do not be afraid to verbally express your love, do not be reticent to share your love, because it is a gift to us all from the Creator and we will be doubly blessed by passing the gift on to everyone we possibly can. Embrace love in all its many forms and express it with passion and an open generous willingness to share your joy of life with those people you care about and also anyone else who will accept your wonderful gift.