“When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace.” –Jimi Hendrix.
Love is energy. It is that energy that holds atoms together to form molecules, and holds molecules together to form substances and holds people together to form families, communities, and nations. Love and its opposite fear are the two basic emotions. The way we think, feel and act in certain situations and towards people depends on which emotion rules us.
Because love and fear are both fundamental, they are both powerful. However love is more powerful because it will dissolve situations that are ruled by fear.
Love is that primary emotion that rules everyone’s life, and determines how they live, how they think, how they feel and how they act in this world. A person who is guided by love will think only what is good and positive about people and situations.
Such a person feels only love, compassion and loving-kindness towards other human beings and forgives them when they err. Guided by love, people will take only those actions that are empowering and considerate for others and will not cause harm to humans, animals and the environment.
The opposite of love is fear which leads to feelings of insecurity, greed, hatred, envy, jealousy, lack of self esteem, etc. Fear is the cause of all world problems today, including disease, destruction of the environment, poverty, war, and crime. It affects relationships within families, between races, and between countries, leading to chaos, destruction and pain.
All the problems that exist due to fear can be dissolved with love. When they return to love, families will be more considerate, more forgiving, more compassionate and more accepting of each other and wounds will be healed. Differences of opinion, religion, sexual orientation and other preferences will be embraced and respected instead of causing divisions.
Guided by love, couples will be more considerate, more accepting and more loving and ethical in their dealings with each other and with other people. As a strong, loving and ethical couple they show love to their children, teach them how to live ethically and they raise them to become well adjusted adults.
When they return to love the whole human race will love and respect every person that they meet. With unconditional love, interracial problems and religious conflict disappear as everyone accepts everyone, and they all live and let live.
With love as their fundamental platform, people will run their businesses by considering the welfare of their employees, the benefits for consumers and protection of the environment. Instead of pushing for profits at any cost, they will push for maximum benefit for users of their products. Automatically they will eliminate harmful ingredients from their products and look for ingredients that are harmless.
Love can heal international relations. Powerful countries will trade fairly with other nations, and stop leaching weaker nations’ wealth. In fact wars will stop because no one will be greedy for wealth and power any more. Without wars, people will have a chance to work, rebuild their lives and eradicate poverty.
Love is indeed the fundamental power of the universe. It heals all wounds and mends fences. It opens doors for strong relationships and a brighter future for individuals, businesses and nations.