– Harold Becker, Guest Author –
For eons of time we have played out the duality of wealth and poverty in this physical world. When we have felt opulence in our heart we have created a renaissance in our lives. In the moments where we have allowed our individual and collective fear to be our master, our reaction has typically been to destroy the things we hold most dear.
Now we find ourselves at a critical juncture in our evolution. The extremes are obvious. Great material wealth is matched by unbelievable poverty. Will we go beyond this duality and embrace the potential of unconditional love where wealth and poverty merge into abundance for all? Can we allow the wisdom of our heart to decide the course of our collective humanity?
The outer world of physical form is our creative playground and allows us an infinite number of ways to express our potential. Yet, long ago we established a false premise that there is a limited amount of resources and that only by control and manipulation can we maintain an orderly reality. As a result, we have built our lives and civilizations to great heights and also destroyed them in the same breath because we have forgotten the innate and inexhaustible resource of unconditional love.
In many ways we have applied our outer pursuits of materialism to our expectation and experience of love and limited it as a simple commodity: either as an emotional sentiment, physiological expression or brokering tool for affection and acceptance.
Yet real love encompasses every facet of our life and is an ever present potential in every moment of our existence. When we invoke unconditional love we instantly rise above the duality. From this expansive perspective we immediately see the intricate web and eternal design of a wise world already filled with love.
Unconditional love is the one resource that is always available to everyone in limitless supply. In this way we are all equal and infinitely abundant and when we give and receive from the heart, everyone benefits.
If we are affluent yet hoard our resources for fear of loss,
or feel impoverished and continue to accept poverty as our destiny,
we deny the opulence that surrounds us right now.
In reality, these are ultimately two sides of the same coin
as neither embraces the unlimited potential that love creates.
We stand upon the crossroads of a new world where love dissolves the extremes and everyone shares the bounty of creative potential. Which path will you choose?
Copyright © 2012 – Harold Becker. – Reprinted with permission. All rights reserved. Harold W. Becker, Founder and President of The Love Foundation announced the first annual “Global Love Day” on May 1, 2004. The Love Foundation is a nonprofit organization with the mission of inspiring people to love unconditionally.
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