Learning to Love

We may complain about our life and how difficult and negative it can be, however we forgot to remember that this is something we chose to go through. The soul wants to grow. Everyone’s business on this planet is love. No matter how much of a bad person or a sinner someone may be, their soul’s purpose for being here is to learn to love. Love is the sole decision-making force that determines the success or failure of our business here on Earth. So you can always ask yourself in difficult situations, what is my soul learning from this? What lessons of love does this experience offer me? What kind of love am I missing and searching for right now? People can chose to live a life of suffering to become a great soul or to help dissolve the darkness of this world – to help integrate love into society and create a better environment for everyone, especially those lacking that privilege.

So start thinking about what it means to love others and to love God. It will be difficult at first because honestly, nobody has any idea what love means. Is it even real?

So do your best to start loving others and loving God, and amazing things will start happening that you will eventually realize are the fruits of your labor. The more you start loving others, the more heaven and the world will start loving you and the more loving reactions will come your way. Love, you figure, must mean, to have a positive mental, emotional and spiritual regard of gentleness, kindness, hope, patience, faithfulness, and essentially oneness with others; that is, helping and supporting others, helping the needs of others and overtly bowing to the soul of others.

God created and designed us to be relational with affections, longings, and desires; rational with thoughts and beliefs; volitional with motivations and actions; emotional with feelings and moods; and physical with bodies. Thus, God calls us to love one another with the whole heart—relationally, rationally, volitionally, emotionally, and physically. It is not enough to simply treat one another with an elevated level of decency because as Christians, we are called to LOVE even our enemies. It’s a tough task, no doubt, but spending a lifetime trying is really all it takes.

Learning to love is like learning to walk. Both are attempted and eventually done with relatively little knowledge on the subject matter initially. Both are not done very easily as one is bound to fall many times during the course of perfecting the craft. Both MUST be done in order for one to survive and live happily in the normal sense. Both require multiple second chances and assistance to some degree from someone who has experienced success at some point. Lastly, both eternally change the course of the life affected by the acquisition of a new skill which is ultimately for the betterment of that person.

Love fails, only when we fail to love.   — J. Franklin

Do not waste time bothering whether you “love” your neighbor; act as if you did.As soon as we do this we find one of the great secrets. When you are behaving as if you loved someone you will presently come to love him. — C. S. Lewis


About authorspeaks

I am a 29 year old Coptic-American living in Los Angeles.
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