Monday, November 4, 2013

The Power of Love

I often write about love.  The name of my blog site is about love.  Love is, in my opinion, the answer to  everything.  It is everything.  It's the big IT!  It's the most important, most powerful, most creative emotion imaginable.  But, as with anything, there are good ways and things to love; and not so good ways and things to love.

The old B. J. Thomas song says:  "Using things and loving people
                                                        That's the way it's got to be
                                                         Using things and loving people
                                                        Look around and you will see
                                                        That loving things and using people
                                                        Only leads to misery
                                                        Using things and loving people
                                                         That's the way it's got to be."
There's something to be said for that philosophy, but I believe that you should be able to love people AND things.  There's nothing wrong with that as long as you don't use people.  For example, I love all kinds of people... probably every person I come in contact with.  But I also love my home, my car, my furnishings, some of my clothes, trees, butterflies, sunsets... you know, things.  I love things, but I don't use people to get things.  If you truly LOVE people, you would never even be able to use them.  It really just wouldn't be an option.

Jimi Hendrix said, "When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace".  I guess that's my "litmus test".  We all need to strive for the Power Of Love, not the Love Of Power.   I work on that every minute of every day.  Please join me.  Let's see how we can change our world.

Love,  Paula

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