I love you.
Doesn’t matter who you are, it does not matter how I know you. I love you. I love you for your humanity, for your intelligence, for your strength, for your weaknesses, for your heart and soul. I love you for being.
Why are we so very frightened to say these words? When did the notion of love become so complicated? Why is love broken down into so many subdivisions and categories and so full of stipulations and conditions?
The Universe runs on love. Love builds and grows and develops everything. If you believe in God or any form of higher power, love is nearly always the means by which he/she/they shape and grow the universe, our world, everything.
Yet these three words, this simple concept has become diluted, complicated, given parameters and divisions to such a degree that we fear these words. We don’t share love readily and freely and we instead choose to close off and live in fear and negativity.
Many people will point to the ways in which they have been hurt by love. But love in its purest form is nothing but joy. The love that hurts is our human construct, and the levels and layers we have placed upon love.
The animal kingdom understands love at its core. Love is the open field. Love is the moon rising. Love is the rain. Love is the prey they stalk. Love is the freedom of the flight of the birds. Love is life.
Because love has gotten so many subdivisions and stigmas attached to it, we choose to live more in fear than in love. Does that make any sense to anyone? Why do we prefer to be afraid, and worse to spread fear, when what we all want is love.
Love is waking up in the morning. Love is friendship. Love is the purr of a cat. Love is the words on the page. Love is the ultimate joy, the ultimate positivity in this world.
Consider this before you share that meme on Facebook, Twitter of G+. Think about this before you spread fear in regards to that awful situation, person, place, or thing. Remember that all of us want to love and be loved, and love is only a complicated idea because we have chosen to make it so. Think about saying I love you/that/this instead of expressing your fear, disgust, sadness and hatred for, to or at them/him/her/that/this.
I love you. Warts and all. Doesn’t that feel good to read?
Finding positivity is not hard, it just requires action. Knowing that love is only a complex idea because we make it so, we can seek out and more frequently express love in its more pure, simplest forms. When we give love freely, without conditions and expectations, we open ourselves up to receive more love, and of course with love 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 thirty-ninth 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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