Valentine’s day reminds me of love and its power on our lives. Starting with our parents, friends and other beautiful people have brought meaning to our lives through their love gestures, words and actions.
Professor Alexander Lyod points to ‘love’ as an antidote to ‘fear.’ The latter according to him is the root cause so many negative internal and external experiences. In his 25 years researched and well documented book “Beyond WillPower,” he explains the power of love which is an energy like that of light which can have positive physical healing frequency. He calls for a new focus on loving everyone and everything, and letting go of all the thoughts and feelings that would not be based in love.
Love & Healing
I used to ask the very sick and particularly terminally ill persons who are to meditate and think constantly about the moments when they received and gave love in a personal way. Gradually they were able to experience the healing energy coming from love experiences and some of them were healed by love energy.
-Try to meditate on a good love experience for few minutes, relieve its memories, get the feel of the person or persons involved in it. Stay there for a while and allow those memories and loveliness fill your whole being (body and mind).
-Thank the Creator who is the source of true love.
-Try this ‘love energy’ along with other healing medication and helps your context offers you. If you experience new strength do share that experience. It may appear to be simple but it is very effective.
The above Italian Quotation Means: “Love is the true beauty of life.”
A message if you are suffocating with life burdens.
One of the biggest struggle initially for me was to come out with new configurations of hope and optimism while facing continued challenges, struggles and helplessness from different sides. And it was too much at some point. If you have similar experience, I have a message for you. One of the great lessons I learned from being a Counselling Psychologist is to be aware of the life realities as they are. The next attempt is to reframe one’s life vision into something that facilitates changes and brings new hope.
Even the silent moments of undergoing pain could be also a time of preparation for a dawn that is yet to arrive. Till that time with a sort of rhythmic passion one could strive to do his small part while instilling some trust and creative passion in others, particularly in the hearts of energetic youth.
Let this New Year bring more blessings and Good News to us all. And before entering into that it is a reality to note our world and life-views. Do you feel good about life or feel worn out? Whatever may be your condition let this New Year be a time of New Grace and Grace.
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Nature and Serenity
Going closer to nature and being there for some minutes every day itself is a great help to find peace and joy. All those who are stressed out could try to take a walk into the forest or at least to a park in their vicinity. Those who are deprived of the closeness of beloved persons and nature tend sometimes to be more aggressive. It may be due to the fact that they were not given the chance to grow in a loving environment and also did not have the nature closer to them to enliven their hearts.
A path out of ‘burn-out’
I always used to ask the burn-out and depressed people to try the natural walk. And used to invite them go green, to befriend the animals and birds along with nurturing warm relationships with someone. God’s grace, human touch and nature’s presence can lead to serenity. Thus the passion to be optimistic will increase.
Dedicated and sincere people suffer burn-outs sometimes out of lack of recognition, respect and exploitation.
Proper scheduling of our time, loving care, spiritual initiatives and goodness may bring new hope. There are some more thoughts could be added to that. May other two blogs have something to add in this direction: You may visit:
Is this statement relevant for how many? Can I say that I could include myself also in it. To some extent we live in a love deprived world. And particularly the victims of this love deprivation are children, elders and the poor. It may include us also.
Paul Dolan in his well researched book titled “Happiness by Design,” talks about ‘Pleasure-Purpose-Principle-the PPP. He talks about the necessity of feeling both in a proportionate way. A true happy life according to him contains lots of positive sentiments of pleasure and purpose. In modern world what people lack is the balance between the two and some gone too far in seeking only one and feel the absence of the other. According to me reception and sharing of genuine love has to be part of pleasure seeking attitudes we all have.
There are people who due to love deprivation are seeking compensations in wrong place and all the more get hurt. It includes various kinds of addictions, empty pleasure seeking needs, exploiting others for one’s own satisfaction, unhealthy compensations and power cravings. What one could do to overcome these unhealthy needs?
Practice of love
Try love in your context and experience the joy of being loved. I have seen people bubbling with new energy and strength when they feel being love.
We need to create genuine love circles where people could experience unconditional love in God’s name in their own family and outside. It could be a zone where people are saturated with such an abundance of love and they can afterwards share or are propelled to go and share.
We need schooling in love and genuine moments of meaning in love.
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Do you know RTU?It is a home for the unreached children founded by Br. James Kimpton, a man of deep insight and creativity. He passed to his eternal aboard on 7th October.
Had a great foresight and much before Indian education system could think he had designed a curriculum which placed students well-being at the centre. The pedagogy helped every child to grow in self-esteem and learn with dignity. And most of the teachers are also the children who grew in RTU. In a world where education is commercialised Br. James Kimpton has created a new culture of education with simplicity and smartness.
Model Social Worker
Br. James Kimpton had innovative social work projects which include mobile science labs to cater to the poor school children who have less access to lab facility. For drinking water they had free bore well project which helped the remote villagers find good water drink at their vicinity. The housing project was yet again another innovation where in a very low budget (around 1100 euros) a decent house was built for the homeless with basic facilities. The materials were all prepared by the staff of RTU, most of which are made of cement and iron rods.
Let us pay our homage to this great Father of the Humanity and follow his inspiration to live a life of generosity and selfless service to the needy.
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