To have unconditional love for all, means that we expect NOTHING in return. I must pour out my love regardless of whether that love is returned back to me or not.
I am grateful and celebrate each day! This is my 3rd year in the Masterkey Mastermind Alliance. Last week, I wrote on self-love. As a self-lover, I fully accept and love who I am. I, also, love myself enough to continue to grow and improve on this journey of life. I choose to have a love for all regardless of the actions or treatment of me or others I for whom I care. Whether or not another human being is loving, I am loving.
Make no mistake, I am self-righteous as a blue helper color code personality. I want the world to be fair and idealistic, and I could work myself to the bone to make it that way. However, in using S.M.A.R.T. goals is it truly realistic that I create this ultimate fair and idealistic Universe? No. I need to get specific on what piece of the pie I want to make my mark. You can be, do, and have anything you want in life. That being said, you can not be, do, and have everything at the same time. (My subconscious mind wants that. As endearing of a thought that is, I must guard with my conscious mind the focus of specificity which in turn keeps the purpose realistic and accomplishable.)
How is one to balance these two sides of thought especially when the first two principles of my faith are believing in the inherit worth and dignity of all people and justice, equality, and compassion in all human relations. I can refer to Scroll II in Og Mandino’s The Greatest Salesman in the World which I am reading everyday several times a day. “I love all manners of men (and women) for each has qualities to be admired even though they may be hidden. With love I tear down the wall of suspicion and hate which they have built round their hearts and in its place I build bridges so that my love may enter their souls.”
It continues, “how do I react to the actions of others? With love. For just as love is my weapon to open the hearts of men (and women), love is also my shield to repulse the arrows of hate and the spears of anger. Adversity and discouragement beat against my new shield and become as the softest of rains. My shield protects me in the market place and sustains me when I am alone. It uplifts me in moments of despair yet it calms me in time of exultation. It becomes stronger and more protective with use until one day I cast it aside and walk unencumbered among all manners of men (and women) and, when I do, my name is raised high on the pyramid of life.”
The above paragraph is Og Mandino giving the analogy of what I call detachment with love. Human beings are motivated by his or her feelings when the feelings create energy, happiness, and love. When one allows less than stellar feelings to enter the mind, it can have the opposite effect. Who wants to feel less than stellar and less than motivated? This means that we must choose to be the Mastermind of our own feelings! Because human beings are created with emotions, there will be times when we feel those less than stellar ones come in such as fear, sadness, stress (aka anxiety), and anger. Do you want those emotions to control you, or do you want to control them? Our emotions come in play typically from a direct response from a stimulus. If I allow a person whom I have interaction with to cause an emotion, I also have a choice to detach with love. This means that I do not need to take on another’s problems, actions, or less than stellar emotions as part of my own. Rather than allowing myself to be affected by someone else, I choose to be the cause and effect of all that is good in my world.
We all will face challenges in this journey of life to achieve our greatest wealth in all areas. Everyone has times of loss and other life lessons. We have a choice to focus on the blessings earned and applying our gained knowledge to build a greater life for ourselves and the future generations. This is what I define as true love.
I promise to live my definite major purpose everyday which provides my personal pivotal needs of liberty and true health.
I always keep my promises!
Golden Cathy Bea Hallihan