Are You Missing Out on What Life Is All About?By Dr. Margaret Paul
March 07, 2022
Why are you on the planet? What is your life about for you? What is your highest priority?
"Love is life... And if you miss love, you miss life." - Leo Buscaglia, author
Take a moment to think about Leo Buscaglia's quote. Have you ever thought about love this way – that you actually miss living your life if love isn't what your life is about?
If your life isn't about love, then what is it about?
I've often written about the vast difference between getting love and sharing love. If you believe that your life is about love, but your focus is on getting love, then you are missing what love and life are all about.
What would be different in your life if you were focused on being loving to yourself and others rather than on getting love? Please take a few minutes to think about this.
Life On Our Planet
We would be having a totally different experience of life on our planet if people were focused on being loving with themselves, each other, and the planet, rather than on getting what they want. What might be happening right now on our planet if love had a higher priority than power, greed, or avoiding pain? I will offer some guesses.
- We would not be having a problem with climate change.
- There would not be a few rich people and many poor people.
- There would be no homelessness or food insecurity
- The issues of racism, sexism, and homophobia wouldn't exist.
- We would have no crime, no child abuse or spousal abuse, and no bullying.
- There would be no need for drugs for anxiety and depression.
- Our food would be clean and organic.
- There would be little divorce.
- There would be little stress.
- We would have a much higher level of health and well-being.
- There would be no war.
In fact, most likely none of the major problems in our society would exist. Why would they? Food producers would be interested in producing healthy food rather than the junk that currently passes for food but that makes millions of dollars for the food producers while making millions of people sick. There would be no Big Pharma putting out drugs with outrageous side effects, at outlandish cost. Instead, the focus would be on research that truly helps people. We likely would have focused on energy sources other than coal and oil long ago – as soon as we realized that the use of fossil fuels was harming our planet. There wouldn't be laws against natural foods and substances like raw milk or medicinal marijuana. Psychotropic drugs would be used sparingly for consciousness rather than to avoid pain.
Creativity and productivity would soar for the joy of it, because when love is our highest priority, our inner child gets to be all he or she came to the planet to be.
We would feel safe...
Think about this a moment. How often do you feel truly safe on our planet? Safe from theft, rape, violence, war, financial ruin, or loneliness? Safe from anger, rejection, or punishment? Can you even conceive of what life would be like if you never had to deal with any of these?
If love were our highest priority, everything would change. Just imagine what our planet would be like if it was filled with people like the Dalai Lama and the current Pope, for whom love is their highest priority.
Let's make this a reality. As each of us makes love our highest priority, we each do our bit to heal this planet. Of course, this healing has to start with ourselves, so I invite you to begin, or continue, a deepening commitment to yourself and everyone else, by practicing Inner Bonding.
"Love is life... And if you miss love, you miss life." Don't miss out on what your life is truly all about. Today, make loving yourself and sharing your love with others your highest priority.
Join Dr. Margaret Paul for her 30-Day at-home Course: "Love Yourself: An Inner Bonding Experience to Heal Anxiety, Depression, Shame, Addictions and Relationships."
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