Living In Love
Change Your Perceptions
What happens when we begin to think differently about how we relate to each other. Our world has been divided in so many ways we see the “haves” and “the have nots”, we see the different political parties, we see men and women, different races, different religions, different age groups and the list can go on and on.
What happens when you experience a change in your perceptions and begin to recognize that those differences are something we can learn from. Our lesson may be that we don’t like the difference, but many times, throughout history, we have also learned things we do like. As in differences in food preparation, we can actually find new ways of doing things simply by being open to new ideas. A change in perception is all that is needed to move forward with your life.
The system that we have been use to operating in for so long, creates control over us. We become convinced that the way it is and the way it always has been is the only answer. When we begin to look closely, and if this system is not providing for all of the participating parties, perhaps looking outside of the usual ways is in order.
This philosophy can be adapted to each and everyone of us, as well as large societies of people. To not acknowledge something is not working properly, is not changing it. In order to change something one must change their perception of how “whatever is wrong” should operate in order to find improvement. Change takes work and also takes fortitude, but not trying to fix the problem becomes almost like a downward spiral into an even deeper well of despair. There is no improvement in the long run.
The comfort that we find in this acceptance is usually short-lived, and the desire for change keeps coming into our thoughts until, we finally must follow our hearts. This is when you begin to understand that “Living in Love” is the answer to the problems. Love of yourself and love and respect for others, should not be that hard to attain. When we begin to live from our own inner integrity, saying “no” to those things that harm any living being, including our own lovely, living earth, a new understanding comes forth. All of us have been given “some time” on this planet to experience life. Therefore this life is precious and we should have respect for ourselves and others. There is no room for judgment of another, because we only are using our own perspectives to make these judgements and are truly unable to see everything through another’s eyes.
Using restrictions that we have learned from others to decide how we feel about people and others’ actions that do not affect our well being, is like closing our eyes to new options. Options available to one individual may not be available or even be considered by another. It is through respect for each other that we learn from one another.
Release the “old dogmas” that separate us and open to change. Change is the only constant in life. Change can make waves in our lives, but we may find that the change is just what we need to open new possibilities. The old saying, “When one door closes another opens” has proved to be true for many over the years. Fearing change can make us stagnant in our old ways, and removes our potential for the new.
Living in love of life, living in love of connecting, and living in love for the world around us promotes a change that can benefit us. Travel is a great eye-opening experience, offering new approaches to living and connecting with others. Experience teaches us how differences can actually bring in new ideas, connections and new perspectives when we allow ourselves to open up and just accept that differences can become connections.
Always stay open for your next learning experience. Good or bad, you will learn something.
Thanks for reading.
Best of Luck – Always.