Holding a loving perspective in mind communicates connection in any conversation, whether they're tough or casual, work or fun, exciting or boring.
Does love take practice? Yes, because we slip back into thinking we're separate rather than connected, or we stay focused on past errors or regrets instead of the here and now. Love brings you to the present moment.
Here are nine ideas you can use to promote the love perspective with yourself and others. Please comment and share your thoughts as well.
My husband is an artist and musician. He writes from the heart, and his songs, like poetry set to music, leave me awestruck with the insight that what is given purely shall return in love. Enjoy the lyrics written by my beloved that inspired this post.
Something About Love by Michael Davis
In the middle of an ordinary day,
When the clouds of hate are swept away,
In the heart of our silent center,
Where love can finally enter,
It can be something about love.
All the violence of the current day,
Shall not release us
Until we can say what lives out there,
Lives in me, all the beauty, all the greed,
Maybe we can finally see it if we let it be,
Something about love.
Do I hear your voice above the storm?
Do I hear you calling for the soul of this world?
You speak in a way I always knew,
It might be so simple it could never come true,
Maybe we can finally see it from another point of view.
I can see it when I look at your face.
I can see it in the dreams you chase.
I know you see it too.
It's in the last act, and the first,
In every song and every verse,
It's in everything we do,
It's something about love.
So the next time something aggravates you and you're about to speak, stop and use one of the nine practices listed above. Let me know your favorite way of turning any conversation away from separate, opposing forces into an awareness of being united by love even when you disagree. Agreement isn't the point of love. The point of love is to prepare yourself to see what's hidden by the illusion of separation.
My love goes with you.
Paulette Sun Davis