“When we love, we always strive to become better than we are. When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too.” – Paul Coelho, The Alchemist
If you’ve ever been in love, you probably realized quite quickly how powerful the spirit of love can be. This morning I ask myself, what is love?
Love prioritizes. Love melts away that which is inconsistent with its spirit and in so doing, love ushers in a fresh perspective on matters that would otherwise seem overwhelming.
Love inspirits. When love moves from within outward, it amplifies that which is consistent with its spirit. Love stirs to greatness because love is the supreme spirit and its character is majestic.
Love begets love. The expression of love draws that which is consistent with its spirit to it. It highlights those qualities in others, while downplaying or repelling those which are not.
Let yourself fall in love with the spirit of love. The love you love is more than romantic love. It is greater than the love of a parent for his child. These point to love’s strength and intensity, but the spirit of love is much, much more.
I encourage you to spend the rest of your life getting to know love. What else could be more important?