‘What does love look like? It has the hands to help others. It has the feet to hasten to the poor and needy. It has eyes to see misery and want. It has the ears to hear the sighs and sorrows of men …… That is what love looks like.’ - St. Augustine

Sunday, July 01, 2012

Looking for the Answer to Everything?

The answer is: always, always choose Love.

I have more than a few friends and students going through very challenging times right now. My heart breaks for them, and I want to remind each one of them to beware of negative self-talk, out of control rage, and self-pity.

We are human beings and our lives, while here, will always be a challenge. We need to embrace the Light as much as possible. Choose LOVE over fear, be present, and BREATHE. Reach always higher, lift yourself above the storm. Ask God for help. For my Athiest and agnostic friends - if you do not believe in a God who can help, then just strive to be your highest, most loving version of yourself. Meditate on this:

 'To understand all is to forgive all.'

We are in a time of great change and upheaval. So many people are hurting and struggling. Have patience with others! Know most are doing their best and do not mean to hurt you! Forgive, if not for another, then for yourself. 

I see on facebook how much time some of my friends spend in judging other people, posting political rants that only engender hate, or post mean, passive-aggresive statements that are meant to call someone out, but really don't. Its important to ALWAYS look inward first.  Is it imperative to share your hurt or anger? If so, what is the most loving way you can do it? Can you speak directly without resorting to name-calling or hateful words?

Life is short. 

Life is very, very short.

Don't miss the chance to extend your hand and heart to another if you can. The greatest gift you can give in this life is your unconditional love of another human being. If you hold a grudge or hate in your heart, you hurt only yourself.


  1. WHERE is that quote from? (I'm laughing a bit, because my first thought because of your last post is to realize that THAT is what is written on my heart - and it came without attribution.)

  2. Something kind of fun happened as I pondered your post today, and I wrote about it on my blog.

  3. It is so true -- life is short. There is no time for hating. Thank you for this post.

  4. This post resonates deep with me, as I spent my entire life struggling with my status as a child of adoption. But, you're right. Life is short and there is no time for the negativity or hate.

    I've been following your blog closely, as I am a huge advocate for adoption. I was adopted, and I recently published my book The Goodbye Baby, A Diary about Adoption, which is composed of my journal entries of over 40 years.

    I am curious if you accept guest blog posts? I'd love the opportunity to write for your follows, and would gladly return the favor by featuring you on my blog.

    I'd love to see your thoughts on this inquiry. I think our interest tie together quite nicely.

    Do let me know your thoughts, my blog is as follows: elainepinkerton.wordpress.com or email me at pinkerton_elaine@yahoo.com

    Thank you,

    Elaine Pinkerton -- The Goodbye Baby


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