First, I want to apologize for missing my posting yesterday. I was busy running around town, doing the necessary steps (and running a few other errands) to officially adopt the little blind shih-tzu, Betty, who I had been fostering the past week. So by the time I got everything finalized and done, it was near my bedtime!
Ok, that being said, on to today's topic.
The more you love, the more love you have to give away.
I was doing my morning meditation, which sometimes turns into a morning "sitting" when I'm not quite meditating, but at least I'm sitting still in a dark room with only a candle burning. That's how it's been the past few days. Betty is usually in the room with me, and I just like to watch her. She's so darn cute, for one thing, and her resiliency is inspiring. Then when she comes to me in my "meditation chair" and stands up on her hind legs, with her front paws on me, I just have to pick her up and put her in my lap. And my heart swells every time.
I have three other dogs that I love. And I've had many more throughout my life to date. But Betty has sure found a special place in my heart.
I realized something during one of these "meditations." The more love I GIVE, the more love I FEEL. Since taking Betty into my home, I feel even more surrounded by love. Sometimes I worry about if I'll run out of money in my savings, and not be making enough from my writing yet, what will I do? Should I be adopting another animal? Am I being responsible from a financial sense? Probably not. But I am acting out of love. And I feel that when you act from a place of love, good will result.
I also noticed that I'm feeling more loving myself. The more love I give, the more love I feel like I have to give. The more love I create within me. It's a great cycle!
The image of the Grinch also popped in my head during this realization. The Grinch Who Stole Christmas, animated movie. Where the green Grinch's heart actually grows once he acts in love for the first time instead of being his usual stingy self. The same is true for us non-cartoon humans.
When we open our hearts to love, love fills our hearts in return.
If we want love, we have to give love.
Each time we love someone or something, we create more love in our hearts. We say we "give" love, but we're not giving anything away in the sense that we're not losing love by giving it. We're actually gaining love.
Quotes of the Day:
“Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.” (Lao Tzu)
“Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.” (Mother Teresa)