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Thriving with Love

By Harold W. Becker

Each of us embodies an amazing spectrum of potentials that lay the foundation for our lives. From basic and instinctive survival perspectives, to the most intuitive and loving wisdom that brings meaning and understanding to life itself. They all encompass purpose, function and opportunities. What we are likely to experience in everyday life relates closely to where we tend to focus our attention and intention. Is it possible to expand our awareness in a way that opens up the very nature of life, awakening previously undreamed of possibilities that allow us to truly flourish?

As human beings in a physical world, we are mostly oriented to our outer corporeal expression and material pursuits. Through generations of individual and collective manifestations, suggestions, habits and routines, our life view became a narrow range of what we are actually capable of creating. Our commonly externalized attitude keeps us repeating many patterns that limit the way we interact with one another, as well as, the animal, plant and mineral kingdoms of the planet. The confines of our creative capacity reflects our own limited understanding and missing inner component of love. More importantly, the expanded aspects of our abilities to include an infinite and unconditional love in all we think, feel, and do.

Although love is an intrinsic part of our experience, we frequently marginalize it to an emotional facet of our reality by overly personifying it with our personality wishes and desires. Alternatively, we also diminish its relevance as being a weak and ineffectual trait in our interactions with others and ourselves. These conditional approaches to love keep us from tapping into our full potential. In a few instances, we come closer to realizing this powerful energy. For example, a mother’s unconditional love, the bond we feel with a mate, or as a dimension and focus of our spiritual understanding.

To realize who we are and what we are capable of, it is imperative that we go within to the center of our being. This is the level of our conscious awareness where the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual attributes come together as one. It is the continuum where we have access to the heart of our reality and where the wellspring of life animates our bodies, stimulates our imagination, and sets our mind into action. This is the realm of intent: the state of awareness where all good things begin. Intention is the gateway to thriving with love.

We often think our material gains and manifestations provide a prosperous and abundant experience, yet they pale in comparison to a life filled with the many qualities that love provides. Compassion, kindness, generosity, integrity, forgiveness, grace and hope, are just a few of the intentions we set into motion when love is the basis and beginning point of our awareness. By consciously infusing each choice of thought and feeling with loving intent, our outer experiences take on these very same qualities and provide a richness to life that exceeds our fondest expectations. Thrive on!

Harold W. Becker Harold W. Becker is President and Founder of The Love Foundation, a nonprofit organization with the mission of inspiring people to love unconditionally. Established in 2000, TLF has become the globally recognized leading resource for understanding and applying unconditional love. Their vision is to assist people by building a practical foundation and experience of love within individuals and society as a whole.
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