So let’s try something… If you would be so kind as to humor me here, I think this could be quite powerful.
Okay, sit quietly for a moment and think of someone you love unconditionally. Feel the serenity and joy of that deep, heartfelt connection. It may be a parent, grandparent, a child, a sibling… Your best friend, spouse or lover…Maybe it’s all of the above. Now really bask in that glorious feeling. Allow it to wash over you completely. Let yourself be overcome by the warmth and bliss that fills your heart when you think of loved ones. Feel the security of knowing that your love is eternal; that not even death can destroy the power of love. Feel the innate compassion that comes naturally when we think of people whose happiness affects us. Feel the depth of desire to care for, nurture, and cultivate that love. Know that feeling connected to others and caring for them as we do ourselves, as extensions of ourselves, is exactly what we are meant to do. Our purpose is to know love, to give love, to be Love.
Now, if you have sat with this for a while and are feeling full of warm, gushy feelings of love and joy, take a moment to think about the fact that EVERY SINGLE person on this planet who is alive today or has ever lived, was somebody’s child. Somebody’s mother, sister, best friend, brother, father, aunt, uncle, confidante… Somebody’s LOVE. We are a family of people who all need love. It is the most integral part of our being. Love the people of the world today like they are yours to care for, because truthfully they are.