The power of human love…. is in you…

by Rod Smith

It is in us to love. It’s human. We have the capacity for it. Even hurt and rejected people can love. Once a person accepts that love has more than romantic connotations, as powerful and valid as these of course are, he or she will be able to see its broader power.

Love is unleashed through simple, but not easy, human acts of seeking the highest good both for oneself and for others. Acts of offering unearned forgiveness, of reaching out to the estranged, of welcoming a stranger, of letting go of all prejudice, of rejecting dishonesty – all begin within the individual human heart.

When a person intentionally facilitates others toward finding and enjoying and exercising the full range of their humanity, he or she will know and see and experience the powerhouse love is.

Even people with reason to reject others, having themselves been rejected or treated inhumanely, have it in them to love, if they dare to muster the courage for it. It comes quite naturally to the courageous person, and when it is unleashed, the purposes and the meaning of life surge into the heart of all who have the courage to hear and respond to its powerful call.

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4 Responses to “The power of human love…. is in you…”

  1. Love is our core! Of course everyone has love. It is the most powerful energy in the universe and has amazing impact on those who embrace love as their truth.

  2. I’m afraid to love a man who was severly emotionally abusive for too many years and who now says he’s changed. I’m afraid he’ll cheat on me again. I’m afraid he’ll destroy the little self-esteem I’ve managed to build. Yes, he was suffering from depression, but how do I know that he won’t fal back into it. I’m afraid to love him.

  3. It’s so helpful to look at what love IS. What it looks like in our lives is a declaration of who we are.

    Recently wrote a couple articles on what compassion and love are:

    Loving Awareness – on compassion in sexual abuse

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