LOVE MAKES HUGE DIFFERENCE IN OUR LIVES
Love is a pure transferable agent
It is an angelic sentiment
That engulfs us whole-hog
As we proceed on in our lives
Transforming our baser instincts
Into feeling so pure and transcendent
Thus impacting all our relations
At our household
And knits them all so close
That even the blizzards
Of time cannot obliterate
Its Godly effects.
The most essential things for sustaining our body are air, water, sun and food. Apart from these, what is most essential for our emotions? Indeed LOVE! This passionate feeling of love springs from the inner recesses of our being/heart. When we see happiness on the faces of love ones (spouse, children, parents, elderly people, friends) a fervent feeling of love emanates from our heart.
If this love feeling is experienced in the morning hours itself, it keeps our whole day holistically lively. During this exquisite love filled moments, we too want to transfer this love to others, may it be to our colleagues, subordinates or our superiors. In other words, love becomes contagious – an agent which brings in positive change in us.
Mother’s love for her child is second to none – if at all comparison of her love is made. Then, we ought not forget the love which the Mother Nature showers on us. She gifts us life sustaining bounties without discrimination whatsoever. What we give her back for this eternal love? Next, our God’s never ending Love for us during this birth or previous ones is all encompassing and that too without any expectations from us? But humans have to at least express our sincere ‘THANK YOU’ for everything that He bestows on us, nothing more! For this expression of thanks, we need not wait for an opportune moment, but express here and now with utmost love. However, sorry to say, some have skepticism about His existence even! The fundamental truth, beyond doubt, is He is ever ready to reciprocate our love if we are ready to express that with sincerity. But the deep-seated problem with us humans is that we seek His love and attention when we’re encircled with unsolved problems. And, some are even skeptical about His existence!
Our identification with possessions, our status, our supremacy in the society, our educational standard, our knowledge (but very poor in wisdom) etc are sores which require attending fast. In that our body, our mind, our soul (which is indestructible – no elements of nature can harm it) have to work in sync. How we can remain happy despite adversity depends on us only and that is by loving our Creator. We’re the captains of our ship (our life) and we’re responsible for its functioning. Rest all are the fellow travelers. These fellow travelers will reciprocate our love if we look inside and start loving ourselves first and then spread the fragrance of love to others.
Everything around us will act in tandem if we stop identifying ourselves with the transitory things and embrace the eternal truth – realizing our inner potentials. Having done that then we shall not impose our opinions on others but love Creator and His creations. Each time we pray and express our love for our God, each time we imbibe and leave a positive energy of love and affection in the environs we are praying/doing Namaz/meditating (puja)/reciting Jaap on His Naam or adopting any method to express our love for Him.
The feeling of compassion / empathy come with abundant love residing in the hearts of people. It comes when we’re pained at the pain of others. There are messengers of God like Prophet Mohammad, Lord Jesus Christ, Guru Nanak Dev and Gautam Budha, who, with their magnetic teachings spread the message of universal love. In the not so distant past, Mother Terasa’s love for humanity became an example to emulate. Her compassion and care, cured hapless people and helped them regain their health. That is the humane touch which is required for the suffering humanity. Acting with utmost love helps us establish our connectivity with our Creator.
Our love for others makes difference but His eternal love makes huge difference in all of us.
Now, let us for a moment ponder what the opposite of love creates? It is not unusual to know that hate creates chasm between our friends, relatives and well wishers. It takes away the peace of our mind. Here self whims overtakes true love. It leads to despondency and when it reaches to its zenith it takes the form of violence which has the potential of decimating the very values we espouse. The end of hate from our system and adopting eternal love is an honorable exit finally.
Love has such a magnetism that if there is love between the members of family, there is peace and serenity in the family. Every problem is attended together and shared. Then the fruits of action are shared by all the members of the household. This shared love too helps in understanding each other and thus there will not be any differences in the couples. The light of love removes the darkness of hatred between the loved ones. Here in this household, God’s bounties prevail.
Similarly, if there is love between neighbours, there is fellow feeling and goodwill for all. Such neighborhood is a sanctuary of happiness. Further, there is abode of God in the hearts of those people in that neighborhood. ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ Bible
History of mankind is a perceptible spectator to show that those who were shabbily treated by their own loved ones initially or did not get parental love turned aggressive and hostile and caused grievous hostility to others – being of imbalanced mental setup. Or, if such people did not get love in their childhood and adolescence periods became power hungry and turned ruthless power seeking dictators thereafter.
It could thus be concluded, if we want a happy and balanced life, it is essential that we shower love and affection at others by unmasking and throwing out puerile mindset and imbibe pure love – in our dealings with others just pure of heart. It would then be reciprocated in equally measure. This fine-tuned principle could be extended universally. This will obviate the chances of immense loss of life and property caused due to violence. LOVE IS THUS A CEMENTING AGENT.