Wednesday, March 9, 2011
All You Need Is Love (& 60 Seconds)
Each of us has one person in our lives who needs to hear us say, "I love you." That's it. Just... I love you. Unconditionally.
If you're like me, you can think of several of those people. Sorry, but today you only get to pick one. This is an exercise in concentration and interconnectivity. I believe that we can make people feel our love from miles and miles away.
Settle down now... this isn't some woowoo gig. It's just me, Barb, trying to spread a little mid-week love.
Maybe it's someone you need to forgive. Maybe it's someone who hasn't heard from you in forever. Maybe it's someone who's just a comfortable fixture in your life and you forget how important it is that they're there. Maybe it's the most difficult person in the world to love, but that connection is there anyway. Maybe it's yourself.
Whoever that person is, say their name aloud, right now, just to fix it in your mind. It's okay to whisper - far be it from me to get anyone in trouble with the man.
Here is the exercise, and it will only take you 60 seconds at most. You can spare that out of your busy schedule, right? Right.
Sit down some place quiet. Close your eyes. Think that person's name, and try to bring an image of their face into your mind. As you picture them, cup their face in your hands. Look them right in the eye and say, "I love you." Don't look away, hold their gaze for a moment.
Do you feel the power in that? I'll bet you a basket of Pilchuck Drive-In onion rings that they felt it too.
Imagine doing that every day, several times a day. Imagine if thousands, no, millions and billions of people all over the world did that, all at the same time.
I have always said that this world will not change without a cataclysmic event. When I've said that, I imagined some epic terrible thing... bombs, plagues, atmospheric interruptions, natural disaster... something that would nearly, if not completely, annihilate humanity. But. What. If... What if the cataclysmic thing is love? Plain old simple love. We all have it in us. It's universal.
I say we get the cataclysm rollin'.
Posted by Barb Black at 6:00:00 AM