Can you imagine just for a moment what life would feel like if you lived it through the lens of Christlike Love?
There is a word that is found in several places in the bible, that word is Agape, it is a Greek word meaning unconditional love.
It is the single most powerful tool in existence for changing one’s life and the lives of those around you.
It literally has the power to alter your body chemistry.
Unconditional love will change your heart rate, your skin temperature and even the dilation of your pupils.
It softens your perspective on the world around you, which of course softens the perspective of others toward you.
You might ask, how is it possible to have agape (unconditional love) in such an angry world?
Think about this for just a moment:
If you are living your life in the present moment, not what was, or what might be, but really striving to be focused and present, you will find the same thing that I have and that is this:
There is actually only a small moment of drama and then it passes into the next moment.
The thing that keeps the pain and drama alive is the attention you give to it.
Drama both comes and departs in a moment.
It is neither in the past or the future.
Love however endures. It is our birthright.
So learn to love unconditionally and live for right now… this minute, this moment, for right now is really all there is.
The next thing you need to understand before you can live a life filled with love is that…
Forgiveness purges your life of misery.
Forgiveness allows you to breathe a full breath.
Think about it… when you are angry, how does it feel to breathe?
Do your lungs fill with air and your body experience a deep sense of relaxation????
Because that is the way it is supposed to feel when you take a deep relaxing breath.
But we all know that when we are angry we are not breathing that way at all.
When you harbor anger, a number of events occur in your body and the best way I can describe it is like this:
If you have ever been driving, looked in your rear view mirror and saw the blue lights of a police car flashing, the typical response is a subtle sense of heightened awareness in the gut.
This sense of subtle heightened awareness in the gut is the neurons in your brain firing up.
Once these neurons fire, signals that are a lot like Morse code are sent through your nervous system to the brain.
(I don’t need to go into the science here because we have all felt this feeling and know from experience what I am talking about.)
But that was a great way to illustrate just how our emotions can change our biology immediately.
And that is why it is so important to be acutely aware of what you are thinking.
By doing so you can control both your happiness and your health!
Your reality will be created by your emotions coupled with the background noise of mind such as
“I am sick of this.
I am sick of that.
I hate this.
I hate that.”
In other words, you are your emotions!
Two of the areas that I love to read and study are the science of neural linguistics and quantum physics.
I love to study them because we can now understand from Science, via physics, that there is no matter on the quantum level.
What does this mean?
It means that regardless of what you might think, we are one energy with everything that is.
There is nothing, and I mean nothing, separating us from anything else.
Therefore, what we do to another, we are literally doing to ourselves and the entire world.
Maybe that is why Jesus taught so much about Love.
Why He taught us that as we do to others we are doing to ourselves.
He is the God of all Creation, and I think that science is proving once again just how valid his teachings are to us.
So today, and every day from here on out, Be of service to others.
By being of service to others, you fill the void for love in your own life and the lives of humanity as a whole.