How Have You Expanded Your Capacity to Love?

Love is the highest and most exalted feeling. It’s one that majority of people strive to achieve. Love is the emotion that drives us to do more, to be more, to create more, and contribute more. It feels amazing to love others and to be loved. It’s no wonder that the first two great commandments are: “Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.” –Matthew 22:37-39 Several weeks ago I heard David Brooks ask this question: “How have you expanded your capacity to love?”  It was in reference to what he believes will be our goal and reason for being here on earth, that this will be the “golden question” at the end of our lives. Standing at the end of our mortal journey how could you answer the question, How have you expanded your capacity to love? I really liked this. We are sent here as loving beings from a Heavenly Father who, it tells us in the scriptures that, “God is LOVE”. Using our divine nature as “literal children of God” – we have a great capacity to love ourselves and others. What are we choosing to do with that? How are we expanding it each day? With my clients I always ask them to name the top emotion that they’d want if they could choose ANY emotion. What would they pick? Most of them go straight for love because love encompasses so many other emotions and feelings. The next thing I tell them is that LOVE is available right now. They don’t have to wait for it. They don’t have to wish for … Continue reading How Have You Expanded Your Capacity to Love?