Are you going about your day as love in action or fear in action? I know it seems like an easy question to answer as I can guarantee if I simply asked that question without clarification, 99% of you would tell me you are love in action. If you’ve been with me for awhile, you know I’m not a fan of absolutes as they are so hard to live up to. I am always loving. I am always kind. I am never unkind. If I were ‘always’ kind then I wouldn’t have an unkind thought, word, or action at all. I don’t even strive to always be kind, but I do strive to be as kind as possible and to be gentle with myself when I am not. I am diligent with the words I choose to make sure they feel loving and kind to me, and yes I have moments of choosing words that aren’t loving or kind..often toward myself more than others. So I like to take words and put them into action. To be kindness in action, to be compassion in action, and therefore to be love in action. It isn’t always easy, and I sometimes step into fear in action, but I return to love as quickly as I can as I know love is the answer.
I often get asked ‘how can I be kind or loving to unkind and hateful people,’ so that is why I wanted to discuss what love in action means to me.
When you operate your day to day from asking what would love think, speak, and do in any given situation and then move forward with that knowledge, you are being love in action.
For me love in action is:
Being kind knowing that kindness is a true strength as it’s quite easy to step into fear when others choose to think, speak, and act from a space of fear.
Having compassion and empathy for others even if you don’t agree with their thoughts, words, and actions.
Choosing thoughts, words, and actions that will uplift rather than tear down.
To release the need of name calling, even when it feels justified. Releasing calling people names you don’t even know – an example I recently saw on Facebook ‘I admire he is jogging, but what an idiot to be jogging in shorts in this weather.’ Words have energy and although the jogger may not hear the words said against him, words are alive and do have an affect you.
Knowing that love wins while knowing that fear based thoughts, words, and actions have consequences to be dealt with. Be loving rather than righteous while those deal with their consequences.
Standing up against oppression, injustice, unkindness, and any fear based movement, yet standing in a space of respect, strength, courage, and love.
Going high when fear wants to bring you low.
Being you even if you doesn’t seem to conform with others around you.
Mostly, my wish for you is to stand tall in the truth that love is the answer. Think Love – Speak Love – Act Love – Be Love.
Until next time, peace out.
PS – What is love in action to you? I’d love to hear it.
I will think, speak, and act from a space of love for myself and others.
Words to Live By
Every time you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing. ~ Mother Teresa
When we come into contact with the other person, our thoughts and actions should express our mind of compassion, even if that person says and does things that are not easy to accept. We practice in this way until we see clearly that our love is not contingent upon the other person being lovable. ~ Thich Naht Hanh
Sounds of the Soul