The first and most obvious thing is that love is the single element that can heal the world. Most people aren’t sure where to put the love, how to cultivate it or how to feel it. Allow me to tell you: You need to start by loving your children.
If you give unconditional and total love, nurture and meet the needs of your kids, then they are going to grow up and pass that on to their kids. The children of today are the entire population of the future world.
If everyone treated their kids with total unconditional love and met all of their needs, we would have a world population of people who have been loved, who have had their needs met and they would believe and trust in the natural coexistence of all life. How monumental is that?
When I say children, I mean from zero to early 20’s. The needs I believe children are not getting met in this society are, first and foremost, from a lack of Attachment Parenting. Children are made up of needs and whatever you put into them. If you meet those needs, then children are full of met needs and love.
If you are putting shame, hatred, anger, punishment or violence into your children, then they become full of that negativity. Most of the culture sends children off to public school – that system is punitive. It is a very solid box into which we try to stuff these very creative individuals…
One of the worst beliefs that adults have in the mainstream culture is that if you give kids freedom, they are not going to know how to handle themselves. “Freedom” is a concept that adults in a sick culture have concocted. While you are still innocent, freedom is just living, it’s not something you can obtain or have or abuse; freedom is just what life is.
It is constraint that destroys innocence and restricts life. Constraint can be punishments, school, when needs aren’t responded to, or other forms of child abuse; those things constrain freedom, so they also constrain lives.
What matters is love. What doesn’t matter is superficial material objects such as designer clothing, video games, computers, technology, TV- things like that don’t meet needs. There’s the idea that getting a good job means success. That is so wrong-minded.
What matters is happiness and joyfulness with your life and doing what you are passionate about and that you love. Again, the whole love thing: If it has to do with love, it’s good!
Goodness is love, just as love is good. It’s a circular thing. If you give $100 to a charity because it soothes your conscience, that’s not necessarily out of love. Everyone should cherish the world and the world will be healed.
If you loved your children with irrational abandon, if you loved all people, the world and yourself, if every action you made was made with love, the world would be healed. If every action you made had loving intentions, if every move we made was born of love, the world would be healed, the world would be whole.