Our Hearts Love

Our journey in life is to learn to do the things necessary for the love from our heart to be a light to the world. To be a beacon of love is to be a beacon for all of life.

The thought of love is not the same as love from the heart. The thought of love can change to a thought of non love. But the love that comes from heart cannot be changed and last forever. What is from the heart remains in the heart. I have written about this before and just want to expand on it a little because it is vital to our journey to be at peace to understand these differences.

One of the best examples of love from the heart is the love we have for our children. This love is strictly from our heart, it has nothing to do with applying thought to loving them. It doesn’t matter what they do we always love them. It doesn’t mean we don’t get disappointed with some of their decisions, but we never stop loving them. There are exceptions to any rule, but for the most part this is the way it is for most of us. Our love for our children is never questioned, their behavior may be, but never our love for them.

Now let’s take a spouse as an example and I would have to say this example is one of the reasons there is so much divorce in this day and age. Depending on what the attraction is to the person determines the depth of the relationship. But here is the kicker, the relationships success depends on each person understanding how to truly love themselves because until this happens the relationship will be thought based and will have a difficult time being successful. You cannot love another until you truly love yourself from your heart. AGAIN: You cannot love another until you truly love yourself from your heart. So many people have thoughts of love and think it is from the heart, but if that was the case it would never change. You cannot fall out of love. Love is who we are. We cannot change our true nature, but it can be masked over with thought. The heart is always of love, but our thoughts, not so much. So when our love is from the heart it will last forever.

Michael Cupo
I grew up in Newark, New Jersey, one of six children. I have been married for 25 years. I own a home, and I have two children. I have been at the same job for 28 years. I am the happiest I have ever been and it is all because of the Love that has always been in my life. I attribute all that has happened to me to that Love. None of what has transpired in the last five years of my life has anything to do with any accomplishments on my part. There was always a lot of love in our home as I grew up, but for reasons unknown to me at the time I was always in trouble. I was at the top of my brother-in-law’s “Who My Sister Shouldn’t Marry” list. I drank alcoholically, gambled, abused drugs and painkillers. I bounced from relationship to relationship. Even after I stopped abusing alcohol and drugs in 1987, my so-called outer troubles stopped, but my self-centered behavior never changed. All I did was substitute one compulsion for another. Although my addiction became more respectable—taking the form of material possessions—I was still trapped, migrating restlessly from one obsession to another. I went to Twelve Step meetings, derived some benefit from them, and then fell away. My loved ones got me into de-tox and rehab programs. But once I was released, the cycle of insatiable craving started all over again. This cycle seemed to work for me . . . until it didn’t. And then my life changed — not instantly or magically, but profoundly. I share this change in It’s Monday Only in Your Mind: You Are Not Your Thoughts. I discovered that I wasn’t dependent upon a substance or activity, but ruled by my ego. My need to reach outside myself for fulfillment was created by a false perception of deficiency. If this sense of lack didn’t exist in me, there wouldn’t have been a need to reach and grasp. My credentials for writing this book are simply that I live this change each day. My view of life is so different from the way it used to be. Through the practice outlined in my book, I have learned to quiet my mind enough to allow my heart to open. The quieter my mind becomes, the more Love becomes the default setting of my life. This is truly a modern-day miracle, a miracle that can happen to anyone who has the urge to change. www.mondayinyourmind.com
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