The world around us feels harsher and colder than ever. I don’t remember knowing any divorced couples when I was around my children’s age…. they, on the other hand, face the daily reality of nearly 1 in 2 broken homes.
Why is that? What is going on with us? Why is there so much anger and worldwide dissatisfaction?
Here’s my take on it:
There’s just too little love going ’round
We want love, we expect love, and we yearnfor love, yet we are not prepared to give love unless we receivelove first.
Pretty petty, very silly and so unlike what love’s about.
The truth is, if we’d all love a little more abundantly, then so many of us would feel its instant reach. It would encourage more patience and understanding. It would make the world we live in a softer, safer and much warmer place…surely!
The thing is, with love… even if it’s just a simple act of friendship, one lovely thing leads to another, and with this a chain reaction is brought on, an opposite chain reaction to the one so many of us seem to be stuck in nowadays!
We put too much value into things that will never bring us happiness. It’s like stuffing ourselves with junk food, a cheap and instant solution to hunger pangs, yet always leaving us dissatisfied. Thus polluting our being. We need to stick to wholesome nourishment of body and soul to stop the cravings that cause our constant disgruntlement.
Too many of us find fault in what others do or do not do, but do we ever think to look at ourselves before lashing out our opinions at others? We’re so used to living in this fast and (throwaway) consumer society, that once our need for something or someone is over, we move on, regardless of the consequences. In fact, the consequences no longer even seem to matter in the great scheme of things, EXCEPT that…. THAT is the exact reason so many of us are no longer able to give a little love, because we think it doesn’t matter. Pain and hurt often destroy the good intentions of an otherwise thrivingly loving heart. People struggle to trust again, and fight inner battles to recover from their loss of self (worth). I see it happening around me, and fear that what is left of the kindhearted spirits is rapidly being absorbed by ‘Pac-Man-like’ society destructive ideals, such as greed, ego, pain, anger, jealousy and revenge. Once gobbled up, there’s no telling whether you’ll ever make it out, let alone be able to show kindness or love again.
So I think it’s time to quit the selfish ‘me’, ‘me’, ‘me’ mode we seem to have programmed ourselves into and start thinking about ‘how we can each contribute a little love into this world’.
Dare to smile at a stranger to wish them a good day, let a pedestrian cross the road although you may be in a hurry, help a friend out even though you’re busy, give someone a cuddle just because you know how great it feels to get one, or end a family feud as life is far too short for anger and watch the magic happen….
cause, love is, free yet fundamental and thrives on simple acts of kindness… it will naturally flourish and sow its seeds if you let it.