Putting Love First

The main deterrent to humanity living in unity is the primary source most use to live by is the intellect. There can’t be unity without love and there can’t be love when one’s primary source to live by is the intellect.

Some of the post I write really resonate with me and this was the case yesterday with the late day post. It is worth repeating “Unfortunately if one lives from the intellect their world will be limited by the intellect. And why this is unfortunate is because the love from one’s heart (although always there) will only provide a secondary source to the way one lives” The power behind this post lies in the understanding that although there’s nothing wrong with the intellect, if that’s one’s primary source to live by, it becomes the bondage that limits you and holds you in captivity.

You see, there is no bondage when one’s primary source to live by is love. This doesn’t mean one will love all the time, but it does mean love will be there more than the intellect. And regardless if you agree with this or not, the intellect is why humanity is in the way that it is. I’m not saying this is right or wrong, but it’s a fact when one lives from the intellect there’s not much love emitted out. And therein lies the main deterrent to humanity living in unity. There can’t be unity without love and there can’t be love when one’s primary source to live by is the intellect. Don’t take my word on this, investigate it for yourself.

See the difference in the two and decide for yourself which one is the better way to live by for the sake of humanity. Like I said there’s nothing wrong with the intellect, but it doesn’t add one ounce of love to the world. All technology has done is make people more isolated because it has created a constant distraction which doesn’t allow one to get quiet enough to know their own mind. And without knowing your own mind the intellect will continue to be the primary source of what one uses to live their life by and unfortunately this means love takes a back seat. And if you look around and you can get quiet enough, you will see this is why the world is in the way that it is; not right or wrong, just the way that it is.

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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