There is little doubt that love is the answer to many of the problems of the world. Also of little doubt is the need for us all to share our hearts even more through caring, kindness, compassion and other loving ways. Why not make one of your intentions for 2012 to spread more love in the world?
If you are looking for purpose in 2012, spreading love would be the most meaningful thing you could do.
I was listening to Seane Corn (empowered yogini), interview over at Sounds True not long ago. She said one of her greatest teachers about life was a young man dying of aids. He told her that she needed to remember this most of all: Remember to love, you will never regret it.
How true that is. Even in the most difficult of times love is the best action to take. Sometimes expressing love for situations and people can be challenging. The judging mind wants to label what’s going on as bad and withdraw the heart. Even those that try your patience, push our buttons, or cause you to get upset deserve your love. As a matter of fact, the difficult people and situations in your life need love the most.
Withholding or withdrawing your love doesn’t work for changing the behavior of others. It usually has the opposite affect. You know what it feels like to shut your heart down. It closes down your aliveness and pushes those you care about away.
There really is no reason to pull back love but the fearful mind does so for protection. The opposite of fear is love. If fear is in your heart, you need to bring your focus on what you love. There cannot be both fear and love in your heart at the same time.
If love is a worthwhile intention or resolution for you in 2012 here are some ways you can be even more loving:
Listen with an open heart
Be patient with those who test you
Lean into those who sometimes push you away
Shift the grumpy and difficult with kindness
Be kind and respectful of your own emotions
Reach out to those who may be alone
Give of your time to those in need
Donate funds to program that help the less fortunate
Start a NPO based on loving-kindness
Move from judging to be more accepting
Lend a hand to someone who needs your kindness
Visit those who would appreciate seeing you
Make a daily intention of spreading love in some way
Place you hand on your heart and totally love and accept yourself
Be encouraging and supportive of those around you
Volunteer at places that reach out to others
Send cards and letters to those who would appreciate them
Wake up each morning with love in your heart and let it grow as the day goes
Love is a powerful healing force, send love to those who need healing
Each day surround your whole body with healing and energizing love
When you see someone who needs a friend, sit down with them and listen for ways to make a difference.
Let you intuition guide you about love because it knows what is needed within and for those around you
Picture the Earth in your hands being surrounded by your love
Tell others how much you appreciate them
Sit down and have tea with someone you know needs to heard
Take a friend for a walk in nature and enjoy the experience together
Just a reminder: the love in you is unlimited so you can keep on giving love everyday all day and will still have much more to give.
My new book is almost ready - Awakening:100 Questions That Will Expand Your Mind And Open Your Heart. I look forward to sharing it with you. This book is great for enriching your life 2012.