Our Potential to Love

f there’s a wanting to be what one is not and a miracle is needed to make it so, most likely it’s not going to happen. This wanting causes one issues because it’s there to strictly satisfy the ego.

No one can truly be or do anything different than what’s in place. If one doesn’t have the potential to throw a 98 mph fast ball, then all the practice in the world will not produce it. But with practice one can reach the maximum potential thats there. This doesn’t equate to success or failure, it just means what’s there is what’s there. And as long as this is realized one can be at peace with whatever attributes one has. But if there is a wanting to be what one is not and a miracle is needed to make it so, most likely it’s not going to happen. This will cause one to be discontented and have issues because this wanting is there to strictly satisfy ones ego. And this holds true for the way one perceives others. If one wants others to be different than what they are, this too will cause one to be discontented which will cause issues to arise.

It’s fairly clear what ones physical limitations are, but ones spiritual limitations aren’t as clear, they’re only there because we ourselves put them in place, mostly unconsciously. Our physical ones are obvious, ether one can throw a ball 98 mph or one can’t, but everyone has the potential to love, and there is no limitation on it. The thing with love though is because of ones blocks, its maximum potential will not be reached unless there is a practice in place that cultivates love. In most, satisfying our self is cultivated and this will need to change if one is to reach their maximum potential to love. Love is limitless so theres no limits set on the maximum potential that can be reached, but one will never find this out if there isn’t a practice in place that allows for ones potential to love to be cultivated and expanded upon.

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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