A New Definition of Love in Action

Posted Tuesday, January 01, 2013


So, I'm fed up. We've all been perpetuating a lie. We all participate in it as we watch movies, read books, and listen to music that reinforces this lie. The lie: If you are in love, you are happy. Oh, and you'll be happy forever. Hence the expression—happily ever after.

The truth is that we don't even know what love is and much of what we do in the name of love is not love at all. Isn't it time for a new definition of love? One that works in all areas of our lives?
I was struck this afternoon while driving just how angry so many people are. I know they aren't angry at me—but they sure are angry. With the protection of steel all around them, the way people treat each other is simply ludicrous. How different would it all be if people treated each other with love?

Is it any surprise that there is so little peace in the world when anger, discontent, fear, deception and control better define our primary relationships.

Love begins at home. We learn it and then we put into practice what we learn. Love begins with our own hearts. Love begins with how we treat ourselves and those closest to us.

So, I've got this thought. What would be different today if LOVE ruled the day. What would be different in the workplace? What would be different in our homes? What would be different in our relationships?

I'll start with my definition of love.

Love tells the truth. Love does what is best for the object of its love. Love is unattached to outcomes. Love is the opposite of control. Love does not judge.

Here are five ways to be more loving today that will make your world and THE world a better place.

  • Tell the truth
  • See others as capable
  • Examine your own motives
  • Let them go
  • Stop taking things personally
  • Stop being nice to just be nice

Here are some of the outcomes that would happen if we all embraced true love in all our actions and being.

  • Deception would disappear.
  • Kindness would be standard.
  • We would be able to share our truth and hear other's.
  • We would be held by the care of others as we strike out and attempt difficult tasks.
  • The entire human experience would be open to discussion.
  • Productivity levels would skyrocket. 
  • World peace (in our hearts and in our nations) would ACTUALLY happen

So let's all take one step in that direction today!

A New Definition of Love In Action

Posted Thursday, March 07, 2013

So, I'm fed up. We've all been perpetuating a lie. We all participate in it as we watch movies, read books, and listen to music that reinforces this lie. The lie: If you are in love, you are happy. Oh, and you'll be happy forever. Hence the expression—happily ever after.

The truth is that we don't even know what love is and much of what we do in the name of love is not love at all. Isn't it time for a new definition of love? One that works in all areas of our lives?
I was struck this afternoon while driving just how angry so many people are. I know they aren't angry at me—but they sure are angry. With the protection of steel all around them, the way people treat each other is simply ludicrous. How different would it all be if people treated each other with love?

Is it any surprise that there is so little peace in the world when anger, discontent, fear, deception and control better define our primary relationships.

Love begins at home. We learn it and then we put into practice what we learn. Love begins with our own hearts. Love begins with how we treat ourselves and those closest to us.

So, I've got this thought. What would be different today if LOVE ruled the day. What would be different in the workplace? What would be different in our homes? What would be different in our relationships?


I'll start with my definition of love.

Love tells the truth. Love does what is best for the object of its love. Love is unattached to outcomes. Love is the opposite of control. Love does not judge.

Here are five ways to be more loving today that will make your world and THE world a better place.

  • Tell the truth
  • See others as capable
  • Examine your own motives
  • Let them go
  • Stop taking things personally
  • Stop being nice to just be nice

Here are some of the outcomes that would happen if we all embraced true love in all our actions and being.

  • Deception would disappear.
  • Kindness would be standard.
  • We would be able to share our truth and hear other's.
  • We would be held by the care of others as we strike out and attempt difficult tasks.
  • The entire human experience would be open to discussion.
  • Productivity levels would skyrocket. 
  • World peace (in our hearts and in our nations) would ACTUALLY happen

So let's all take one step in that direction today!


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