Why do we need love? Why does it exist? Plenty of animals exist that don’t show this notion of love (as far as we can tell), so why do we need it? Well, though we may not need it, we have it and, if used properly, it can be the remedy for all things. Think about this seriously. Love would stop all wars. It would stop inequality.
People who love each other wouldn’t love money enough to know poor people exist at the expense of that greed.
People who love each other respect the fact that everyone’s belief system is valid as long it does not hurt others.
What other emotion can do all that?
But we don’t use it more. Why? Such a powerful solution in a world of men and women searching for answers. In a world where some people chose hate, fear, anger, jealousy… things that never bring us answers.
I’m not even asking you to think with your heart; approach it logically instead. Love creates happiness, empathy, and builds trust. Those other emotions don’t; they only hinder. So despite where we are as a society now, if more of us chose love at all levels, we’d resolve many of our issues.
I had a phone conversation with a friend of mine on Friday.
She’s at a crossroads in her life where she is conflicted between following a passion and working purely for money. On top of that, she’s trying to pick a particular passion on which to focus. I know how tough this is because I was there myself.
Here’s the thing: we have little to no control over our decisions. Sure, it feels like we do, but our actions are a product of our experiences. Think about it; would you think the way you do now if had a different life? Different parents? Different friends.
So on and so forth.
What you do have control over is how you view your choices and situation. Do you want to be positive or negative? Your current choice will still be the same, but your state of mind will lead you to either more positivity or more negativity. Otherwise, all we know is that one day we won’t exist in our current physical forms. This is the case if you believe in reincarnation, heaven, or nothingness after death. What does that mean?
Everything will be okay.
No matter how hard you try, your life will be your life and you are driven forward by your experiences. One day you won’t. It’s easier said than done, but what’s the point of having a whole inner struggle about it? The same thing will happen at the end of the day: you will make a choice and your life will continue accordingly. That choice might suck and it could be “bad”, but you’ll never know until you make it. But at the end of the day, all you can do is enjoy the ride an, hopefully, maintain a positive outlook.
Otherwise life might just be that much more of a downer if you don’t.
You’re not special. And yet you’re incredibly special at the same time.
How’s this possible?
Well, in the grand scheme of things, you’re sort of a nobody. No matter how important you think you are, the universe was fine without you and will continue to exist well after your physical form has perished. Your opinions, possessions, everything you love and hate. None of it matters.
NONE. OF. IT.
But you know what does makes you special? No one will ever know what your experience is. Only you know. Even the person who knows you the most in this world can never know you 100%. Therefore, your version of reality is unique to you and only you. This version of reality is your experience and it’s the only thing you truly own in this world.
So I suppose you are not special, but your experience is.
As such, why not make your experience as great as it can be? Why make your experience sad or mediocre (unless that’s what you want, of course)? Why not make the most out of this silly little thing we call life? Why waste your experience on negativity and pain? I’m not saying you have to be a certain way. I’m just saying, if your experience is all you have, it might be worth a try to make it as amazing as possible.