“What do you think success is?” Asked the boy. “To love,” said the mole.
Charlie Mackesy, Author and painter
Synchronicity! I love when it happens. I felt that this weeks’ writing would be about success and when I checked my FaceBook postings Charlie Mackesy’s quote appeared. Signs and signals are all around, aren’t they? When I talk to people about being successful usually things like, professional, personal, academic, competitive and financial achievements are expressed. As the mole says, “To love” is success as well. Have you ever thought of being successful in that way?
I wonder how different our world and choices would be if ‘to love’ becomes the measurement of success? Would there be division, hatred, and violence? Would there be deep feelings of separation? I don’t think so. Hmmm. A world filled with more love, kindness, peace, and compassion sounds pretty wonderful, doesn’t it? How would life change when the focus becomes to be more open to receive more love and be more loving?
Change begins with each one of us, first, before others around us change. Change happens one person at a time. Alexander Smith, Scottish poet and essayist has said that, “Love is but the discovery of ourselves in others, and the delight in the recognition.” Many people believe that we are like mirrors – what we see in others is what we see in ourselves! Do you see others as successful? What qualities make them successful? If you change your view of what it means to be successful will your perception change?
LOVE is who we are at our very core, I believe. This is our divine and eternal nature that connects us to all life and God/Goddess/All That Is – Source! Do you remember? What will it take to express our true nature in more loving ways? Persian poet, Islamic scholar and Sufi mystic, Rumi, has said that, “Love is not an emotion, it’s your very existence.” This isn’t the love of affection, attraction, devotion, or romance! This is the essence of who we are! How do you see yourself? Are you successful? I feel successful! “To love,” said the mole. This is success! I love you and hope your week is filled with love!
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