If I could share 500 words to inspire, this is the important wisdom I'd want to pass along to others...
We live in the most technologically advanced times in our history, we can send people to the moon, invent iPhones, yet our world seems to be in a state of chaos. These are indeed intense times: war, terrorism, uncertainty, as well as technological advancements, and material wealth. Yet we are also plagued with great “soul poverty” and a famine of inner fulfillment. Often losing sight of what is real, and truly important.
My message is simple: LOVE NOW!
Growing up on 4 different continents, and seeing the reality that people from diverse walks of life live daily has deeply touched my heart. Whether it be the poorest slums in India, or the the forgotten villages in Africa. I have been touched by the rawness of life and what it means to be human. On the surface we may seem different but at the core we are all the same. We are ONE. We are all One river flowing from and to the same place. We are all being breathed by the same Source.
Everyone wants to be loved, and to love. It is the universal language. Each time I encounter another human being I am humbled and reminded of the vulnerability within us all. We are all such delicate and beautiful creatures, with the same hopes, fears, wants, concerns, and dreams.
The message of all major religions, agreed on one central theme. It isn’t God, heaven, karma, or the afterlife, but LOVE. No matter how big or complex the philosophies they all came down to this one essential. Once we are done meditating, reading the scriptures, doing yoga, fasting, chanting, going to seminars, going to church, traveling to holy sites..they are all great.
My question is, “Are we loving fully? Or not?” Not as theory, but as a living embodied reality. It is time to stop simply worshiping the great ones that came before us and to start living and being what we are. Which is our own inherent highest potenitality. And what we are at our very depth is Love itself.
We live in a culture that worships superheroes that fly, jump, shoot, and have all sorts of magical powers. We idolize athletes that can dunk. We take great pride in conquering radical extremes such as firewalking, getting tattoos, skydiving, riding motorcycles, mountain climbing, bungee jumping, etc. They are all nice, but my challenge to you, is to boldly engage in the most radical thing- Loving Fully. It is time for the superheroes of our new generation to be those that dare to love.
Yes, the ozone layer is important, but what about the hole in our hearts? We have great ideas about world peace, and yet what about the war that wages within ourselves. More than ever, now is the time to bring love back, to take it off the shelf and really use it.
What if we were as committed to loving as we are to making money, getting laid, looking good, waging war, fighting crime, or manifesting a parking spot? Just imagine the amazing place that OUR world might be.
So I dare and inspire you to love fully, without reservation and withholding, in your own unique way. No helmets, no seat belts, no insurance policy, no money back guarantee, just straight up, good “new-fashioned” loving. Not just those you like but also those that most challenge you. Each moment is a juicy invitation. This takes real boldness and courage. This is to be radically alive.
When we stop resisting our hearts and let it flow, miracles happen. When we love fully, there is never any guarantee that we won’t get hurt at times, but it also hurts not to love. It hurts to hold back the love inside our hearts. Your heart might seem to break at times but it will heal. There is a high price to pay in living numb. And a great reward in living courageously. To love fully can be risky business, but to live any other way is a slow death. The act of Loving is in and of itself the miracle.
So why not love now? Why do we wait until someone is dead then offer them our love and say nice things? Why do we wait until they are gone to give them beautiful flowers. This is why I say, “LOVE NOW”. Give flowers now. Give appreciation now. Give hugs now. Give smiles now. Give your heart now. Today is that special day. Not tomorrow, or next year, but right NOW.
Love like each day is Valentine’s. Forgive like each day is Yom Kippur. Celebrate like each day is New Year’s. Be in gratitude like each day you won the Lotto. Smile like each day was your birthday!
Love and live so that each day nothing is left ungiven, so that if it was your last day alive you would feel complete. Love Now. I love YOU.