Today someone sent me a beautiful song. This is a perfect example of what I’m talking about. This simple and loving act expands my appreciation of how Love seeks only to multiply Itself. The love extended to me nurtures and expands my desire to extend this same loving energy outwards into my day. In a very real sense, every act of loving kindness I extend into the world contains the love extended to me by others. This is how the ripple of kindness continues to expand far beyond and nourishes the world with loving kindness. This is the power each of us has in every action we take.
Whatever we send out into the world, no matter the size, multiplies itself. So the question each of us has to ask on a daily basis is “What kind of energy do I want to multiply in the world; Love or fear; Compassion or criticism; Understanding or confusion; Hope or cynicism? This is the one power we continue to have regardless of the conditions we encounter in life. We do not have the power to control most of the conditions in our life but we continuously have the power to choose our response to those conditions and in each of these choices lays our power to multiply love or fear... The consequences of our choices expand outwards like ripples in the water and any time we become aware that we are extending fear we are free to make a different choice.
We can never do this perfectly because we are imperfect beings. All that we can reasonably expect of ourselves is to do the best we can, choice by choice to the best of our abilities and to be unconditionally self-compassionate when we find our self in fear knowing that we are doing the best we can and if we could do better we would. You are a beautiful and loving being and the world is truly blessed to have the gift of you to enrich it if you choose to embrace and express your unconditionally loving life-force. So what will you choose to put into the world today?