Love is definitely a topic that needs to be addressed in this holiday season! Today I’m sharing some thoughts from A Course in Miracles. Today’s two thoughts are presented early in the text (p11).
“Darkness is a lack of light as sin is a lack of love”
“If a mind perceives without love, it perceives an empty shell and is unaware of the spirit within.”
Both of these quotes shed a little light onto the immense topic of love. The first thought presented today has really been on my mind of late. Essentially, the world is made up of two “things:” love and a lack of love. If we accept this as truth, the solution to all of life’s problems is obvious: love more! It we spent more time honestly, openly and authentically loving each other and the world, the world would be a much different (and better) place.
The second thought presents that if you’re not living with love, you’re missing out on portions of yourself. So not only is love the key to transforming a world filled with war, poverty and hatred, but it’s also the solution to really knowing yourself. Everyone wakes up at some point in time in their life and asks themselves what on earth are they doing with their life. You feel empty, passionless, alone and confused. Accepting the statement as truth, the way to feel fulfilled, joyful and alive is to love yourself more. This means treating yourself and your body with respect, caring for them, feeding them well and exercising both mind and body.
This holiday season, I encourage you to spend time with love, quietly with yourself, and with Spirit. Love yourself, love others, don’t be all about imposing your beliefs and views on the world, listen for the truth in others’ perspectives, and spend time connecting with Spirit.
What do you love about yourself, and this holiday season? Share your thoughts below.