Stories on Love, Life and Inspiration
Transforming Power Of Love
Love is Freely Available to All — Bringing Acceptance, Joy and Peace!
For above all, love is a sharing. Love is a power. Love is a change that takes place in our own heart. Sometimes it may change others, but always it changes us. James Dillet Freeman
Kindness is a calling. Caring about people is powerful. Love changes lives. Rachel Hamilton
Love is the greatest force in the universe. It is the heartbeat of the moral cosmos. He who loves is a participant in the being of God. Thich Nhat Hanh
What is Love??? Love has been written about in sonnets, love stories, and poems. Love has been sung about in hymns and ballads. A search on Google delivers mind-boggling information. Love is beyond human comprehension. Yet no person is complete without love. We all reach for love with all our hearts.
Do you not believe it? Believe love is the most powerful and greatest force in the universe. A nuclear bomb has the power to destroy. Electricity has the power to energize our homes and businesses. Human greed has the power to take from others. Human hate toward others has the power to conquer and imprison.
It is only true and sincere love that can:
- Ultimately bring acceptance, joy and peace.
- Unite a broken family.
- Can wipe away tears of grief or loneliness.
- Empowers such organizations as hospitals and nursing homes.
- Powers our need to save the planet.
- Powers the need to forgive and unite.
- Inspires the creation of great music, art and dance.
What does love mean to you? If you, like me, find it impossible to define. This too is okay. Love needs no definition. Love needs action, as well as tender and kind words.
Love, is for me, a combination of intense and intimate feelings. Feelings are deep and strong, yet oh! so delicate. Feelings that even hundreds of kilometres of separation will never diminish. Time together means more than mere words can describe.
Hearts speaking to each other. Speaking to each other without the need for words. The tender touch of a hand on the cheek of a loved one. The sparkle in their eye. Time cannot erase such memories.
Yet, this is only one means for the greatest force in existence-Love. True love has no boundaries. True love shows no discrimination. True love gives mercy and shows grace to all who are in need.
A real and essential element of true love is indeed kindness to others. The altruistic nature of one person loving deeply. Do you help your neighbour in a time of sadness? Even before she asks. This is the true power of love.
I believe deep within the heart and soul of each of us lies this inner strength and calling. It is in your nature to answer this call. You instinctively feel within yourself, your neighbour’s sadness. You stretch out your hand in friendship and love.
Have you had times when you have simply felt overwhelmed with unconditiontional love? This overpowering need within to do something on behalf of your local community.
Perhaps after a local disaster. Perhaps. You saw your neighbours who have lost everything after a bush fire. And your heart silently called you… This is the greatest force in the universe in action.
You put the needs of others before your own. You may have even needed to take risks. Part with your hard-earned money to donate. Donated so others could regain a sense of safety and dignity. This is love in action. This is the power of love.
You were probably not the only person in your local community who felt this compulsion-this calling. This inner urgency to help those who had lost everything due to a natural disaster. Love within you caused you to naturally and wholeheartedly feel and act for others.
The way of peace is the way of love. Love is the greatest power on earth. It conquers all things. Peace Pilgrim
Let the good in one connect with the good in others, until all the world is transformed through the compelling power of love. Nachman of Breslov
Within each family, there is a time of turmoil and testing. Sadly, I have experienced this. My heart at times felt broken. As I sat at the hospital bedside of my beloved mother. As she battled cancer. My mother to me was oh! so special. Her gentleness soothed many a heartache.
Here she was in her early nineties, battling three types of cancer at once. So unfair — the pain, the anguish. I would have gladly accepted it on her behalf if it would have been possible. I felt so utterly helpless. As I watched the life drain from her.
Love was the only thing that kept us going. Through her pain. Her faith in God the Father shone through. Through her pain, her love for me shone through. I struggled — I did not allow her to see my fear. Love again gave me strength when needed.
She suffered for over 3 years. Died peacefully one morning. Now I am left without her. Love again gives me joy and peace to carry on. I have peace of mind knowing she is in Paradise with our Lord.
You, too have experienced family stress and trauma. When life shattered your sense of peace. When someone you love completely and with all your heart…At this time of utter misery and …Love-the most powerful and greatest force in the universe came to your rescue.
Little by little you felt its soothing power reach deep within your heart and soul. Love’s tender comforts eased your pain and anguish. You oh! so gradually believed you could face life again.
Love reached deep within your heart and answered your heartache. Love stretched out its welcoming hand and shielded you under its tender wings of care.
Slowly and surely the inner pain subsided. Joy and peace again were part of your life. You can look back at this terrible time now. Look back and once again sing the praises of love. The power of love and the people who you love carried you through. Yes, Love is indeed the greatest force in the universe.
Wouldn’t it be a beautiful world if just 10 percent of the people who believe in the power of love would compete with one another to see who could do the most good for the most people. Muhammad Ali
When humans truly discover the power of love, it will prove more important than the harnessing of fire. Pierre Tielhard de Chardin
We all have something simple which pleases us. One thing I enjoy is going camping with ‘hubby’. Part of this simple pleasure for me is collecting firewood and setting a small fire. Not for cooking. Just for my sheer pleasure of standing in front of its flames.
Now if you were to harness the power of love as I harnessed the flames of my small fire. Just imagine what you could achieve?
Indeed allow your imagination to take flight here if you wish. You now believe in the power of love. You have witnessed it for yourself. What it can achieve. What do you achieve as part of your local community in a time of a natural disaster?
You also felt the comforting hands of love in a time of family trauma. Yes, you have indeed witnessed for yourself the power of the greatest force of the universe.
Now, in your imagination can you picture just how many people 10 per cent who believe in the power of love actually would be. Well for me, it is in the hundreds of thousands.
Well, an awful lot of people anyhow! And if each of those people did “compete with one another to see who could do the most good for the most people” Muhammad Ali.
Well, you don’t have to imagine. You know if this were to take place. The power of love would have used these people to:
- Eradicate poverty;
- To cure all diseases;
- To put an end to all war and conflict;
- All politicians would keep their promises;
- Domestic abuse and violence would be a thing of the past;
- Children would be safe from harm; and
- Our precious planet and all its life saved.
Yes, all this can be achieved through love. The power of the greatest force in the universe.
Now, this, for now, may only be a dream. But…
We are never more than a belief away from our greatest love, deepest healing and most profound miracles. Gregg Brade.
What is Love? Even the greatest minds struggle to find a definition. Love you have found has the power to heal. The power to forgive. The power to unite and to bring peace once more. Love has the power to create profound music, art and dance.
Love has provided you with its calming balm and maybe a miracle.
We all have times of struggle. Love brought us through and delivered peace. Times of sharing with loved ones.
We gaze up at the stars and answer!
Love is truly the Greatest Force in the Universe!
We are grateful and humbled by this blessing!
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