Loving Everyone

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Imagine, if you will, a world with tolerance; a world where it didn’t matter what we thought or how we felt. In order for this to take place, a clear definition of the rules must exist. However, we can only apply those rules to ourselves. We should never apply them to others.

I like the way I live my life. The rules that I set for myself help me maintain my discipline. It would only be fair to assume you feel likewise about the lifestyle you have chosen to follow.

As long as we are not causing destruction or conducting ourselves in an uncouth manner, our lifestyles should be accepted. The problem begins when we compare our lives to others and begin criticizing. For instance, if I chose to refrain from something, and you decided to partake , I would have no right to change your decision. Inversely, you would have no right forcing me to partake . The moment I forced my lifestyle onto you is the moment I stopped being considerate. I placed my choices above yours. This is not love.

We speak of a world where everyone is tolerant, and we love everyone. Yet, we fail to display this in our lives. Love does not come easy. It takes discipline.

Do we have the courage to do what is right when the world is watching? Is courage there when no one is looking?

Love everyone. This includes everyone. Take a moment and think of the worst type of person. How would you show them love without causing destruction or being uncouth?

Love. It’s not easy to do 24/7. However, it is the secret to life.

If we feel that we cannot maintain ourselves in a situation, it would be smart to walk away and breathe. There is no shame in stepping back when we have reached our threshold of acceptance. Take the time to cool off and try again. This is how we grow.

Life is too short to spend in negativity. Our next breath is not promised to us. Everyone who went to bed didn’t wake up this morning. With this in mind, what are we going to do with our blessing? Spend it in hate and discontent? I’d hope not.

We spend too much time focusing on the failures of others when we should be taking notes on our own failures. Be supportive. Saying “you can do it” costs nothing. We need to stop asking “what’s in it for me?” This is a juvenile question. Nothing is “in it” for us. We do not deserve credit for every act of humanity we perform. In fact we deserve nothing. We should get off of our high horse and practice being more humble. It’s childish thinking that makes one believe they are entitled. We are not entitled to anything except to love; not from anyone rather to everyone. This is the difference between a disciplined and an undisciplined person.

If we want a world full of love, it starts with us. It’s not going to magically appear. It comes from us.

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2 thoughts on “Loving Everyone

    DailyMusings said:
    June 15, 2016 at 5:15 am

    love this

    Liked by 1 person

    ksbeth said:
    June 15, 2016 at 6:24 am

    yes –

    Liked by 1 person

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