Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Attachment, Communicate, Confirmation, Expectation, Heart, Law of Attraction, Listen, Love, Mahatma Gandhi, Mike Dooley, Patience, personal gain, Rama Devi Nina Marshall, Rhonda Byrne, selfish, Selfless, Selfless Love, Suffering, surrender, The Secret, Validation, Walt Whitman, Wayne Dyer, Within
On this particular day, Rhonda Byrne’s Secret Scrolls got me thinking:
From The Secret Daily Teachings
Love is the highest power we possess to be in complete harmony with the law of attraction. The more love we feel the greater our power. The more selfless love we feel, the more unfathomable our power.
The law of attraction has been called the law of love, because the law itself is a gift of love to humanity. It is the law by which we can create incredible lives for ourselves.
The more love we feel the greater our power to create a magnificent life of love, joy, and harmony.
May the joy be with you,
The Secret… joy for billions
What is Selfless Love?
In the beginning, the price of giving great love is risking that it won’t be returned. Until you understand, of course, that great love is always returned. With interest.”
What can you truly say you know of Selfless Love? How do You define it? How do you demonstrate it in your daily life?
Selfless love means to love regardless of your personal needs. You love whole heartedly without loving yourself, without any personal gain. It is the opposite of selfish love.”
How many people truly understand what Selfless Love IS? Well, simply stated, it means loving without any attachment to an expectation in return! It means whatever you do you do it from your Heart. This comes purely from a place within you which has no preconceived expectation of accolades, acknowledgement, or reciprocity in return. From this place, You Express a deeply profound Ecstatic Love in that moment in time. There is no thought of personal gain or satisfaction in that moment. You just DO because it feels so good to give of yourself!
Most of us misinterpret what we think love is based on our experiences but then, how we demonstrate it gets muddied by attaching conditions to it! It is in these attachments to our expectations we are most sadly misled into our self-created suffering! These expectations are the same as the personal gain we pursue and strive for in our daily lives. We call this Selfish.
So, it’s easy for us to do this because it’s so deeply embedded into our subconscious to where we think we do things for others out of love but then, we ruin it by getting upset when they don’t acknowledge it in some fashion. THAT right there is the antithesis of selfless!
It’s in fact, selfish to expect anyone to respond to you the way you want them to based on what you do for them. Besides, how many people even communicate their expectations of what they want in return?
Talk about expecting too much!
This is the drama/trauma scenario we create in our lives and how we perpetuate our own Suffering!
Anytime you do something, do it from your entire Heart without any expectation in return. Even if you think a smile would be a nice Confirmation and Validation of your loving action, Surrender to the possibility you may never see a result from it in that moment, or ever. The more you do this, the more you may begin to see your world changing outside of you for the better…but then, remember not to get attached to any idea that your actions should and will result in something your mind can conceive because, when you least expect it, the things you will witness will far exceed any expectations you could ever have!
Going within ripples out in energetic waves as love expressed begets love experienced. This is only the beginning, it starts from the inner work, our going inside…
When I give, I give myself.”
Love begins within and so when you seek to love another, first ask yourself if you love yourself. If you’re not there yet, consider nurturing and cultivating your own Self Love; for we cannot fully love another without first knowing it for and in our Self! All of these wonderful virtues like love, patience, compassion, trust, forgiveness, commitment, and understanding have to start with our Self before we can even extend it to another.
Pure love arises when distinction dies. Only when the mind is devoid of judgments can distance and division also disappear. The sense of division widens when we dwell on flaws in others, and it dissolves when we practice Agape.
Love is not something you can acquire or give; it is something you become.
When we become love, compassion springs forth spontaneously and manifests as loving-kindness distributed equally to all, just like both sun and rain fall everywhere alike without calculation or making preferences…
Like a smile, compassion can prove contagious, inspiring others to pass it along through random selfless acts of kindness.”
~ Rama Devi Nina Marshall http://voices.yahoo.com/selfless-love-vs-selfish-love-difference-6011320.html
Everyone wants to feel loved but rarely do we consider how we must demonstrate what that is through our own actions and interactions with others. How you express yourself is how others will treat you. If you want to be loved, you have to exhibit it in your presence.
~*♥*~ Seek True Love by demonstrating it in every thought, spoken word, action & deed you express. Pour forth from your Heart that which you want to experience yourself ~ Live Love ~ Experience it through BEing in Love & OF Love! Let Love Begin With You in Everything You Do! ~*♥*~
~ ♥ Lana A. LaBonte ♥ ~
1 Corinthians 13:4-8
4 Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant 5 or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful;[a] 6 it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. 7 Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
8 Love never ends. As for prophecies, they will pass away; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will pass away.