1 – Love God (everything)
2 – Love your neighbor (everyone)
Love everything and everyone.
How do we follow this seemingly impossible directive?
In any given moment, in any possible situation
we always are faced with just two courses of action:
1 – to give love
2 – to withhold love
Knowing human nature, it’s unrealistic to imagine that we will,
all of a sudden, begin to love everything and everyone.
Here is how we can apply the ‘love directive’
in daily living settings and situations:
Just be aware of # 2 – stop withholding love.
It may be asking too much of us to love everything and everyone,
but in any given moment, we can make a new choice –
to stop withholding love.
This is actually easier than it sounds, just as it’s easier,
and more rewarding, to stop holding one’s breath –
to allow breathing to continue.