Dwelling regularly on love can work wonders in our lives—whether it be in our relationships, in our jobs, or for our health. Love in all its aspects always bestows comfort, peace and healing, especially when we focus on the unconditional love and support of Life itself and build a sense of universal good will in ourselves towards all of humankind.
Here are some suggestions as to how to do this:
To contemplate love, you can start by reading one of your favorite passages about love to help you get your thoughts moving in the right direction. Sit quietly and read the text of your choice slowly. You can read it out loud or silently, whatever suits you best. Once you’ve read the text carefully considering what it says, turn these ideas over in your mind for a while, savoring them and making them a part of your life. This is not just an intellectual exercise so allow yourself to feel the love in your own heart.
To inspire you, here are two of my favorite passages.
The first is by Emmet Fox from the chapter entitled "The Golden Gate" from the final section of his book “Power Through Constructive Thinking”:
"There is no difficulty that enough love will not conquer; no disease that enough love will not heal; no door that enough love will not open; no gulf that enough love will not bridge; no wall that enough love will not throw down; no sin that enough love will not redeem.
It makes no difference how deeply seated may be the trouble, how hopeless the outlook, how muddled the tangle, how great the mistake; a sufficient realization of love will dissolve it. If only you could love enough you would be the happiest and most powerful being in the world."
I just love this text and love to dwell on it.
Here is another good text to contemplate:
“I Corinthians, Chapter 13
THOUGH I speak with the tongues of men and angels, and have not love, I am become as sounding brass or a tinkling cymbal.
2 And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge: and though I have all faith so that I could remove mountains, and have not love, I am nothing.
3 And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not love, it profiteth me nothing.
4. Love suffereth long, and is kind: love envieth not: love vaunnteth not itself, is not puffed up,
5 Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil;
6 Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in truth;
7 Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things.
8 Love never faileth: but whether there be prophecies, they shall fail; whether there be tongues, they shall cease; whether there be knowledge, it shall vanish away.
9 For we know in part, and we prophesy in part.
10 But when that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part shall be done away.
11 When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things.
12 For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known.
13 And now abideth faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of them is love.”
And finally, here’s an exercise I developed that can really give you an immediately, heartfelt feeling of love. Take a piece of paper and write the word “LOVE” at the top of the page. Then start writing down every word you can think of that is as aspect of love.
Write slowly and really allow yourself to “feel” how each word feels. Here are some examples of words that come to mind when I think of love…
Love is… kind, caring, soothing, calming, supportive, understanding, tolerant, respectful, generous, safe, reliable, peaceful, considerate, comforting, patient, helpful, harmonious, relaxing, restful, compassionate, forgiving, appreciative, healing, restful, inclusive, accepting, grateful, genuine, gentle, truthful, trusting, mild….
Slowly write (and even say out loud) as many words as you can think of that describe love. And really allow yourself to “feel” the healing power of love in your life. You will notice when you really allow yourself to “feel” the love, you will experience an immediate softening around your heart and in your body. It’s as if your whole system relaxes and sighs with blessed relief. That is the amazing power of love.
Remember what it says in the Bible:
“God is love, and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him.” 1 John, 4:18
Blessings to you!
About Barbara Berger
American-born Barbara Berger is the best-selling author of “The Road to Power – Fast Food for the Soul” (published in 30 languages), “Are You Happy Now? 10 Ways to Live a Happy Life” (published in 21 languages) and “The Awakening Human Being – A Guide to the Power of Mind”. Barbara's latest book, "Find and Follow Your Inner Compass – Instant Guidance in an Age of Information Overload" was released in the US and UK in late 2017. Her books are available on Amazon and other online sites. Barbara also works as coach, helping people around the globe come into alignment with their own true power.
For more about Barbara see her Web site: https://www.beamteam.com
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