Love awakens the soul to the light of this world…
Love awakens the soul to the light of this world…
Love is something that we as physical beings will never be able to fully comprehend. The word is commonly tossed around and often assumed to be known by many. Some people spend their whole lives searching for the meaning of an “emotion,” whose true properties are consistently concealed by projections of influenced minds. Love has been misinterpreted for so long, it is no wonder we as human beings lack the capacity to fathom its true meaning in our personal lives.
In sharing the below characteristics of my love, I am not implying that I know every facet of beauty that surrounds the concept’s true potential. I am simply sharing with you what I have touched, seen, and felt within myself, while learning to live in love.
1. Love is only possible when you have faith beyond what can be seen.
2. Love is your moral compass.
3. Love is derived from the happiness of others.
4. Love thrives on positivity.
5. Love never ceases.
6. Love forgives.
7. Love soothes the soul.
8. Love gives.
9. Love submits.
10. Love sees beauty in everything.
11. Love can be felt physically, in the heart.
12. Love spreads light.
13. Love can overwhelm when the heart and mind aren’t in sync.
14. Love is grounded in truth.
15. Love awakens your soul.
16. Love knows itself.
17. Love loves to love.
18. Love is not an emotion, it is a way of life.
19. Love reveals itself slowly, instilling patience as it goes.
20. Love is happy when others are sad.
21. Love grows over time.
22. Love imparts wisdom.
23. Love does not condemn.
24. Love has no expectations; never obliged.
25. Love is freely given to all.
26. Love must be found within.
27. Love does not discriminate.
28. Love is always ready and waiting.
29. Love promotes happiness.
30. Love is insightful.
31. Love lights the soul.
32. Love is open to all.
33. Love never fails.
34. Love is faithfully loyal; never jealous.
35. Love is complete.
36. Love trusts.
37. Love is infinite; beyond measure.
38. Love feels everything.
39. Love is self-taught with spiritual guidance.
40. Love does not judge, it empathizes.
41. Love gives hope.
42. Love is real.
43. Love is centered.
44. Love is evident by behavior.
45. Love guides our lives.
46. Love is always there.
47. Love cements values within your soul.
48. Love is sympathetic to all.
49. Love discerns truth.
50. Love is consciously aware.
51. Love gives sight to the blind.
52. Love feels the pain of others.
53. Love is equal among all living things.
54. Love teaches others.
55. Love is a decision, a choice to endure the trials.
Have you ever lived in love? What was it like? What is your love?
Love is the beauty that surrounds you – find it!
Over the years, I’ve compiled a list of words that [I feel] have positive attributes associated with them. At first glance, some of the words may seem as though they should probably be on a different list – I mean, how is ‘comprehend’ a positive word?! Well, think about how it feels to be challenged by an idea, only to later grasp its significance and look back with full comprehension. Looking back, you realize how far your understanding has grown on this particular idea, and that understanding, is a very positive thing, my friend! If we are not constantly gaining insight, we are either losing it or simply maintaining the status quo, and to me? Those attributes are anything but positive!
Take a look at the words provided below – use them as writing prompts, share them with others, whatever you can think of, just spread the light that is burning inside of you, dying to be shared!
75. Take in
I would love to hear how you have benefited from the spreading of your own positive energy, so please feel free to share! I hope you enjoy!
The purpose of darkness is to cover up light. The purpose of light is to expose darkness. The two coexist cyclically in the physical (or visual) world, but beyond what we can see with our eyes, they are constantly at war.
Our consciences are the voices inside our heads that tell us right from wrong, and therefore, interpret what we cannot see.
Our minds are like light switches that are wired to our hearts – in order to turn light on within, we must freely choose to flip the switch. We must learn to engage our hearts, so they can produce the energy required to power the light that brightens our minds.
However, because our consciences reside within our minds as part of our physical bodies, they are also part of the imperfect (or fallen) state of man. This means that over time, if light is not produced within our minds through observation & intentional self-study that is guided by the heart, then darkness will gain a foothold. When darkness holds the majority within our hearts and minds, the amount of light inside becomes increasingly harder and harder to find…..
For more on Light, check this out!
In Capernaum, near the Sea of Galilee, Jesus was speaking with his disciples about heaven. When the disciples inquired about who was the greatest in the Kingdom of heaven, Jesus welcomed a child into their presence and replied, “I assure you that unless you change and become like children, you will never enter the Kingdom of heaven. The greatest in the Kingdom of heaven is the one who humbles himself and becomes like this child.” (Matthew 18: 3-4)
After reading this, I began to think. How does one humble himself and become like a child? What child-like characteristic(s) must one possess in order to enter the Kingdom of Heaven? In writing my list of “necessary” traits for the faith of a child, three stood out:
If we are not curious, we will never learn.
If we cannot forgive, light-stifling darkness will slowly begin to consume our hearts and minds, as our subconscious [unbeknownst to us] secretly dwells on the resentment that remains as a side effect of harboring negative feelings toward another entity.
And finally, if we allow these negative emotions to control us without conscious knowledge of the darkness that is gradually building inside our minds over time, we will begin to weaken and bend until we are no more useful than the keyboard I am typing this on. We become like puppets, or ‘robots’ as I like to say, our minds being manipulated by the world around us.
All of us have “robot-isms” – it is our human nature. However, unless you are able to recognize this fact and routinely acknowledge its presence, all while maintaining enough curiosity about its existence, in order to consistently seek out knowledge with the intent of continuously bettering yourself – you just might not enter the Kingdom of heaven (per Jesus).
In reference to, “his constant love fills the earth,” what exactly is God’s love? The love that is known by most of us as human beings is not the love of which this verse is referring. This love is an effect of the presence of the Holy Spirit, God’s witness and protector of man. Without it, what would be here to convict us of guilt or show us the good in the world?
We can know the Holy Spirit is present, when we clearly see and participate in the spreading of God’s light. Ways of doing this could include empathizing and forgiving others, remaining objective in social interactions, observing our behavior in order to catch the wrong we are doing and turn it right, so that others might model their behavior after our own, resulting in the incremental “betterness” of ourselves and those surrounding us. These selfless acts, and ultimate spreading of light, can only be attained through the indwelling of a deep agape love in the very core of our beings; in our hearts (or souls).
Therefore, God’s “constant love fills the earth,” by the continued presence of light, hope, and goodness in the world. His Witness teaches us to love, by compelling us to do what God loves – that “what is righteous and just,” so that God’s love will continue to spread throughout the world, and “fill the earth.”
Gypsy Musings of the Soul