It is the thing that this life is built upon. Christ spoke so often about love, and said of the commandments to the pharisees, loving God is the greatest and loving your neighbor as yourself is next (paraphrase). I believe that He was saying a little more than, “God wants you to love Him”. I believe He was also saying, “the key to a happy life, is love”!
PASSION, is part of an enlightened life. Passion is what takes you from sleepy and tired as you wake up in the AM, to wildy excited for your day, whistling to yourself as you shave in the mirror, and looking forward to your day. Passion is what allows you to absorb awful news one minute, and then to bounce back with a plan in the next. It is LOVE which fules PASSION.
I am easily deemed handicapped according to the laws of our world, because of the injury that took my left eyesight. I was not handicapped in the moment that it happened, nor for more than a minute ever since. And the reason, is because I have a passion that burns beyond my left eye. It doesn’t make me special, but it might make me unique among the average person in this world. I love my wife! For 23 years she has been my girlfriend and 14 of those she has been my wife! I love my practice, I couldn’t imagine not being involved with leading people to health, it is what I was created for. And I love my GOD! He rocks!!
So what about you? If you don’t have a spouse to love, then go get one! Just kidding, if you don’t have a spouse, then you should love something else with a similar excitement. An activity, your church, a hobby, pursuit of something… maybe even your job?!?! I know, I know, how could you love your job enough to get excited about it? Well, in my opinion, if you don’t, you are really missing out.
For you who are married with kids, PLEASE take at least two dates a month. My wife and I commit to that as a minimum, and usually we get four. We work hard to insure it, it is difficult, but it is so worth it. I would prioritize that expense before cable tv, before a cell phone, before a nicer car, before a larger home, before just about anything materialistic. It is just TOO valuable.
For those who are single, no kids, and no serious relationship. I would ask you to please, please, please just STOP! Pause your life for a day, and take every effort to figure out what just excites you like crazy! What makes you want to dance naked in the rain, and scream at the top of your lungs. Figure it out, and pursue it, somehow, some way, and with passionate intensity!
Love. It is such an awesome emotion. Please be sure you are experiencing it!