Love is the ultimate expression of positivity.
We live in a world where love often takes a back seat to fear, to ignorance, to terror, to shame, and ultimately to hate. Yet love is something every single one of us needs, to the same degree as we need air and food and water.
Love is often made out to be this grandiose, monstrous thing, often hard to come by, hard to keep, and hard to maintain. Nothing could be further from the truth, because love in its most pure form is the simplest thing imaginable.
The sun rises in the east, and that is love. The rain makes the grass and flowers and trees grow, and that is love. The bees pollinate the flowers and plants and that is love.
Nature understands love at its most pure, most simple and in my opinion most profound level. Love is not this fabled, complex, even risky action that might ultimately lead to suffering.
Love is not the negative thing many people come to see it as, because they have had their heart broken or because love turned to hate or because love was taken away in some manner. Love at its core is much simpler, and is one of the driving forces of the entire Universe.
Terrible things have happened to people across history. Atrocities have been committed, lives have been stolen and horrors perpetrated. When we respond to these things with anger, with hate, with like action we ultimately wind up making more terrible things.
I am in no way saying we can or should let such things go. We can’t just ignore them, nor should we. But what we can change is how we might let such things close our hearts, and cause us to express more hate rather than more love.
When faced with a tragedy, don’t hate the perpetrators. You empower when you hate. Why would anyone want to empower people who do bad things? Instead, love the victims, love those who have suffered loss, love those who suffer from these tragedies. Empower those who have suffered and were wronged, so that they know they have love and support.
I know that sometimes positivity feels like a struggle. Yet that does not make finding positivity any less important. Love is ultimate positivity. So love your friends, love your family, love your pets, love your life, and most importantly love yourself. Don’t feed the hate, the fear and the anger and generate more negativity in our world. Feed the love, the encouragement and the kindness and peace and generate more positivity in our world.
Finding positivity is not hard, it just requires action. Knowing that love is the ultimate expression of positivity, we can see that we have at our disposal the power the do amazing things with our world on many levels. When we spread love in its most simple, basest form, ultimately we empower ourselves. When we feel empowered, we often spread that feeling to others around us, and as such can build more positive feelings. We can use the positive feelings this generates to dissolve negative feelings. When we take away negative feelings, we open up space to let in positive feelings, and that is something we can be grateful for. Gratitude leads to happiness. Happiness is the ultimate positive attitude. Positive attitude begets positive energy, and that is always a good thing.
This is the one hundred twenty fourth entry of my Positivity series. It is my hope these weekly messages might help spread positive energies for everyone. Feel free to share, re-blog and spread the positivity.
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