“Jesus replied… love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind and with all your strength. The second most important commandment is this: ‘Love your neighbour as you love yourself.'” – Mark 12:29-31
At the end of the day, all that truly matters is this: Did you love?
Did you love yourself?
Did you love your neighbours?
Did you love your enemies?
Did you love strangers?
Did you show love?
Did you allow others to love you?
Did you accept love into your life?
When you strip away the layers we have wrapped around our bodies – and I don’t mean fat and muscle – we reveal our true nature: the Divine within us. And our true nature is to LOVE.
I may be able to speak the languages of men and even of angels, but if I have no love, my speech is no more than a noisy gong or a clanging bell. I may have the gift of inspired preaching; I may have all knowledge and understand all secrets; I may have all the faith needed to move mountains––but if I have no love, I am nothing. I may give away everything I have, and even give up my body to be burned—but if I have no love, this does me no good. – 1Cor 13:1-3
But, over the years we have been conditioned to GUARD our hearts, protect ourselves from outside forces who want to hurt us, and from being ridiculed, bullied, teased, and any other way we may feel vulnerable. We have encased our hearts in protective casing – and in some instances a cell-like jail. Our second nature takes over and instead of LOVING and accepting others with open arms we judge and speculate their motives.
But there is HOPE and you can get your true nature back. It starts with day 29 and 30 of the 30 days of Happiness. (I saved the best for last!)
Sure you can follow all 30 days and you will ignite the happiness within and witness it grow over the 30 days, but without day 29 and 30 there is really no point as these days are the basis, the foundation – if you will – of your life on earth. Without love, there is nothing.
LOVE is the answer to every question. Love is the only thing that is REAL. Everything else – sickness, disaster, worry – is just FEAR which is an illusion because where love is, light is and where light is darkness is eradicated, thus fear is eradicated.
Loving a higher power, loving yourself, and loving others and accepting love unconditionally into your heart are the keys to a happy life.
“Love is patient and kind; it is not jealous or conceited or proud; love is not ill-mannered or selfish or irritable; love does not keep a record of wrongs; love is not happy with evil, but is happy with the truth. Love never gives up; and it’s faith, hope, and patience never fail…” – 1Cor 13:4-7
With that in mind: Love unconditionally (even if it’s not returned); Love with no holds barred; Be the first to love; Always smile and say hello first – don’t wait to see if your smile will be accepted, just shower people with your loving heart! Follow your heart, not your head.
“…these three remain: faith, hope and love; and the greatest of these is love.” – 1Cor 13:13
And so, the answer all along has been LOVE!
Thank you for joining me on these amazing 30 days of Happiness. I hope you have ignited that happy button inside of you and remember that:
- Happiness comes from within – it’s not dependent on things you acquire, people you have in your life, or places that you visit. It’s that pilot light inside; and
- You are worthy of love and you are worthy of happiness!
P.S.: If you’re wondering what the original questions was, visit 30 days of Happiness starts now! to find out.