If you have sought long and hard for that which is truly *worth* serving, then you will have likely come to the understanding that Love is the Supreme Being - the Creator of all things. The Mastery of Life requires a sincere, complete and total belief in LOVE as being the answer to all questions and the solution to all problems - the only "rational act".
Our world appears different to each of us. A homeless man may view the world as unfair, ungrateful, hard and tough and the people in it as unloving, uncaring and cruel but a successful person may view the universe as a wonderful place full of luxury and pleasure and the people in it as loving, caring, thoughtful and kind.
Both of them are viewing the same world, it is just different because of their perceptions of it and their life experiences. These are mutually dependent; one's experiences depend on their perceptions and beliefs and one's beliefs depend on their experiences.
Experience cannot be changed, however one's beliefs about those experiences can. How you perceive the world is how the world IS to you.
Belief is what brings things into creation. Look at anything that anyone has ever created and you will see that it was brought into reality by belief. Look at any aspect of anyone's life situation and it becomes apparent that they find themselves in that situation because of their beliefs.
Take the simple and common experience of losing one's job. A person who has a negative belief structure or outlook (pessimist) will view it as a disaster and their future bleak and but a postive person (optimist) will see it as meaning that there is just something better awaiting them and look forward to the future. Both their futures depend on how they choose to view the events of the past and their attitude in the Now.
Because the pessimist does not acknowledge the possibility of something better around the corner, he will assume that he must now settle for something less - perhaps ANY job - he will then go about bringing that into his life. An even more pessimist person may even start to believe that they are incapable of holding down a job, or perhaps that that there is no point in even looking for one.
An optimist however, will see things very differently. He will look upon his situation as a chance to further improve his life. He will not be as easily discouraged and set about to seek another job - perhaps even a better one. Someone even more optimistic may realise that they have been wasting their time and talents in the old job and decide that they are actually capable of attaining a much better one. They will view the whole incident as the universe actually helping them to achieve it. The difference in these attitudes is brought about by the choice fear or Love.
Believe in fear enough and that is what life will bring you. Conversely, believe in Love enough and life will bring you that. This is important to understand.
It can be difficult, though, to change one's beliefs. If one has had a life full of misfortune and unhappiness, accustomed to fear and having little experience of the Power of Love, then it is difficult for him to believe that Love can change things.
In the end, Love boils down to simple, unselfish service - to oneself and others. But it is a hopeless task to endeavour to prove to another who has never felt it, the existence and reality of Infinite Love, to say nothing of its power to fill and round out the life that has yielded to its power. It is all the more difficult because it is one of those strange, sweet secrets between God and man that can never be imparted to another by words, for no human language contains terms by which it may be expressed.
Love is the only medium through which our eyes an see clearly. Hate distorts, magnifies or belittles. Passion blinds. True Love throws open the portals of the Soul and permits the lover to behold all that is unlovely as well as that which is pure and beautiful by means of the power to classify, to correctly distinguish between that which is transient and that which is eternal in the life of the beloved and to give to each its true value.
But how little is this true love understood, disguised under the terms of so called attributes.
You may catch a tithe of its splendour through the windows of a glorious sunset. You may catch the sound of a note of its depths of harmony in the roll of the great ocean, and a hint of its peace on the dead face of the friend you have laid away to await the resurrection; and when your inner senses have opened, and the wondrous reality bursts upon the vision of your soul, the last great analysis will prove there is nothing else left.
Many people have a distorted view of what Love really is - usually due to the loss of someone or something they loved dearly or the realisation that who or what they thought they loved turned out to be something different but it was not Love itself that was at fault - but a misunderstanding of that to which the love was directed.
Love is the most powerful force in the universe - it is the force of attraction.
But we often get burnt because we do not understand how this energy works. People often curse love because they think it brought them pain or suffering, but these people are like the small child who reaches into a fire because it is pretty. It takes some intelligence to understand. To those who say they do not believe in love, I would ask is there NOTHING in their lives that they love ? - ABSOLUTELY nothing ? I think not. (Besides, if anyone *was* this miserable, then I don't think I'd want anything to do with them - would you ?)
Love is the reason behind all of Creation. It is the only thing what makes life worth living. It also what makes life worth dying for.
Love does not reward the unbeliever because the unbeliever does not radiate the force of attraction that would bring to them what they desire. Doubt is the obstacle. Faith is the key. When you have faith enough to ask for EXACTLY what you want, give NO thought as to HOW it can possibly happen AND start living your life as though the wish has already been granted, then you are more likely to get EXACTLY what you ask for. But the moment you begin to doubt that it CAN, you sabotage yourself, because you rob Love of the very power it needs to do the job.
Typical case; a person might wish for something and when it doesn't appear straight away, they will say "See, it's all rubbish! - it's not true" - but did they REALLY believe it was going to happen ?
Now this does not mean that the trick to getting a million dollars is just to believe it is going to happen. Love is intelligent and will not give itself to someone who is hell-bent on self-gratification by material means. The money would much more likely appear if it was needed for a good reason, but people rarely wish such a thing for any other reason but their own greed.
You will often find that the quickest way of getting something is to lose even the desire for it and replacing it with a Higher one.
Ask anyone who believes and they will tell you that all this is absolutely true, but ask anyone else who doesn't believe and they will tell you it's not - if that isn't enough proof in itself, then I don't know *what* is ;-)
Jesus said "Ask and ye shall receive" - and for a very good reason. That is the way the universe works. It has NOTHING to do with "religion", in fact religion just gets in the way. So does not realising that God IS Love.
It is not commonly known, but it is only prayers preceded by the phrase "Not my will, but Thine be done", winged on an unselfish love, asking TO Love, as opposed to those asking FOR Love, that CAN be answered.
Love begets Love - or to put it another way, Love is sufficient unto Love.
Love can transform ones life in ways that can seem miraculous.
One of the most exciting things is talking to people who have always known it, but never actually put it into practice. It brings an enormous sense of satisfaction to see others change their lives and change the lives of others.
This IS the Game of Life and LOVE is the rule. It's THAT simple.
Either play by the rule or perish.
If you really want your life to change, then you just need to think of what it is that would make you REALLY happy - what would really EXCITE you.... image it in your mind - FEEL it as though it were already there. Then ask for it and KNOW in your heart that you will get it. Of course, you will have to make positive moves to make a place for it in your life.
The next step is to put aside any notion of HOW it will happen and just start preparing for when it does.
By doing this, you will move yourself closer to your goal and your goal closer to you.
After that, it is just a matter of persistence, by remembering to choose Love in every moment, instead of fear..
It is worthwhile noting that the time you most feel like giving up on something is usually just before it is about to happen.
There are hundreds of articles about the subject of personal growth, achievement and success on the internet, in books and on video. But few of them will make it clear that LOVE is the source of all things.
So go out there and Love like you've never loved before! - Spread the Message - !
With Infinite Love, Joy and Peace,
and much Gratitude
from All of Us