Sunday, September 13, 2009
step 12 - The joy inherent in loving and giving.
Many people want to be loved, because they think that it will make them happy, and yes being loved is something nice, but there is something more valuable that is loving.
As I see it, love, in his greater meaning, I mean unconditional love, is a sentiment, a feeling, we can call it a sensation, that raise within our being and moves towards the other.
And, being born in ourself, that means that we are the first affected by it.
It is like the light bulb ( I love this example ;), when you turn the light on, the bulb itself becomes filled with light, then the light becomes so overwhelming that radiates all around, the same is with love.
When you love somebody, or something, in a pure form, without expecting something in return, you are the first filled with this beautiful feeling, a feeling of joy, of gratitude, of giving.
Interesting, isn't it?
And you can love everything, beginning with yourself, life, nature, friends, children, people, there are no limits.
The same thing it happens with giving, when you give something, without expectations, you feel rich, when you wait for others giving to you, you feel like a "beggar".
How do you want to feel?