Agape, a Greek word meaning unconditional love, is the single most powerful tool in existence for changing one’s life and the lives of those around you. Unconditional love changes 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? The answer is quite simple… if you live your life in the instant moment, not what was, or what might be, there is actually only a moment of drama.
Drama both comes and departs in a moment. It is either in the past or the future. Love unconditionally and live for right now… this minute, this moment, for right now is really all there is.
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? That is the way it is supposed to feel.
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 (now also known as the “second brain”) is neurons firing. Neurons are nerve cells and nerve cells talk. Once these neurons fire, signals much like Morse code are sent through your autonomic nervous system to the brain.
The brain then interprets the length of and space in between each signal and the amount of voltage (voltage being equivalent to emotion) pushing the signals through your body. This interpretation in turn causes the release of chemicals and hormones such as cortisol and norepinephrine that promote inflammatory processes in your body, ultimately causing dis-ease.
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!
Science, via physics, has now proven 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.
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.