Love is All There Is!
I turned 40 last year and I didn’t expect another year to make the slightest bit of difference, but I was wrong. I don’t think the big 4-0 has really anything to do with my change of state, more likely it is just process of becoming older (and hopefully wiser). But none the less something inside is getting stronger and stronger by the day.
When I was in my twenties I wanted to be famous, I didn’t care about money. When I was in my thirties I wanted to be wealthy, I didn’t care about fame. Then towards the end of my third decade it began to feel like there was a hole inside me. A chasm so deep that I had failed to fill it with all the ‘stuff’ I had accumulated over the years.
I have always been told to save money, and many of my closest friends and family believe my attitude to money is ridiculous. They keep telling me that I must be sensible and save my money. I must build a pension fund so one day I can retire – this to me seems illogical and assumes that money is scarce and hard to get.
Money is only difficult to get if you believe that to be the case. My mentality about money has already been ‘I can easily make more’. I don’t want to retire because I love what I do! I don’t go to a place of work that I hate and spend most of my energy doing a job that bores me, all to make a man I don’t like wealthy.
I do what I love and the money comes as a byproduct of that en-devour… so why would I ever want to stop doing what I love?
Money doesn’t make you happy… any more than having a pension guarantees you will live long enough to use it. Happiness, peace and purpose are all the byproduct of following your heart. Doing the work of your soul (the reason you came here) creates abundance, there is nothing you can do to prevent that result.
But what you do with that abundance is perhaps the key to it all. You see, I have become to realize that the universe is one thing, it is love – nothing but love. When you act from a starting point of love, your very being vibrates at the same frequency as the universe. You stop trying to swim up the river and let go, trusting that the river will carry you to a much better place.
We all believe happiness lies at the top of the river and if we kick hard enough then one day (if we are lucky) then we might eventually become happy. Kicking against the flow of the river (love) can never deliver what you want, it can only delay your journey.
Love is everything, there is nothing more than love. We live on this planet under the illusion of separation, we believe (because we can see it) that we are all separate from each other. We declare that we are better than some people and less so than others. We think we are more attractive than Jane but less so than Maria and we believe we deserve this and we deserve that. It’s all egoic nonsense – we only need love and they only way to get it is to give it away.
I am working on a series of books at the moment that I believe have the power to change the world. I am pausing from writing the second volume of these books to write this blog. A few years ago I used to pick a charity every year to support and do my best to help. I am afraid to say while I gave when I remembered, my good intentions often fell by the wayside as I was distracted by life.
It’s been a while since I did this but I feel it’s the right time to try again with this commitment. My charity for 2015 is ChildHope:
ChildHope | International children’s charity supporting street and working children
Millions of children face poverty and violence in their everyday lives. We believe all children deserve a life free from injustice and abuse.
Working with local partners in Africa, Asia and South America, ChildHope listens to children and actively involves them in finding solutions to transform their futures.To create long-lasting change, solutions needs to come from the ground up – from the children themselves, communities and organizations. In this way, we ensure that the projects are relevant and realistic.
If you would like to make a donation please click here.
Peace & Love