“There is an extremely powerful force that, so far, science has not found a formal explanation to. It is a force that includes and governs all others, and is even behind any phenomenon operating in the universe and has not yet been identified by us.

This universal force is LOVE.
When scientists looked for a unified theory of the universe they forgot the most powerful unseen force.

Love is light, that enlightens those who give and receive it.
Love is gravity, because it makes some people feel attracted to others.
Love is power, because it multiplies the best we have, and allows humanity not to be extinguished in their blind selfishness.
Love unfolds and reveals…

…This force explains everything and gives meaning to life. This is the variable that we have ignored for too long, maybe because we are afraid of love because it is the only energy in the universe that man has not learned to drive at will.” (Falsely misattributed to Einstein, but lovely anyway).

This made me think deeply.
Am I really showing love to everyone? Or am I tempering my behavior based on what I think I will get in return? Can I hold love and compassion for those whose behavior is SO vile and so anathema to my ethical and moral frameworks?

When Sandy Hook happened, I was part of a meditation group. My teacher – a Buddhist nun – told us we were going to do a meditation to absorb the pain of others, transmute it in our heart center and shine out pure light and joy. We all assumed it was going to be for the mothers and children and teachers and the families. However, she said we were going to do it for the shooter. My children were 8, 6 and 2 and it was one of the hardest things I have ever done.

However, it taught me something important – if we really want the world to change, we need to help everyone feel loved, seen and valued, so they show up as their best selves.

Where are you getting stuck with loving others?