Do Your Best & Love Much | The Power of Love | Podcast

Podcast Transcript: Welcome to the Inspirational Living podcast, brought to you in part by Book of Zen, makers of inspirational fashion and gift ideas. Visit them online at Today’s podcast has been edited and adapted from The Pathway of Roses by Christian D. Larson, published in 1912.

We have looked far and wide for the remedies to our problems, but in our search we have overlooked one of the greatest of all; and that is love. Not the love of the person; not mere sentiment or emotion, but that strong, spiritual feeling that makes every atom in your being thrill with the purest sympathy and the highest kindness; and that makes you feel that every creature in existence deserves your most tender care and attention.

When everything goes wrong with us, we blame fate, environment, or the world. We forget that the world does to us what we have done to the world. When we blame the world for everything, the world will so act that it is to blame; but when we love the entire world with our whole heart, the world will change toward us accordingly and be kind.

When you do not succeed, when no one seems to care for your service, or for your talents, there are two things to do: do your best and love much. Do not condemn the world because it is slow to appreciate your worth; when you do this you push the world further away from yourself, and its appreciation will decrease instead of increase.

Love the world, the whole world, and love with all the power of your heart and soul. This will bring the world nearer to you; you will enter into a friendly relationship with the world; the human race will thereby discover what you have to give and will come at once to receive your talent.

True achievement in any sphere of action depends upon real ability, and a strong, deep, whole-souled love. Real ability can be cultivated, and we can all learn to love much; therefore the future of any person may become far greater and more beautiful than the present.

When others speak wrongly against you, do not permit the slightest trace of ill-feeling. Anger and indignation not only weaken your own system, but also cause you to attract disagreeable people and adverse conditions. Love those who have mistreated you. Love them with the very deepest power of your soul, and they will soon come to you to make everything right again.

Love can change the worst hatred into the deepest love; and what is more, when you love everybody you attract only the best people and the best conditions. Love much, and lovely souls will daily come into your life. And those people who are not as lovely as they MIGHT be, will become better because they have met you and felt the divine fires aflame in your soul.

When people are going wrong, just love them; not with the person, nor in a weak, sentimental sense, but with that strong, soul-love that comes from the very heart of the Infinite. Such love will lift anybody; and whoever is lifted up into the better BECOMES better.

When we ascend in the scale of life, we enter the truer and the higher; we enter the right and thereby become true and right. When you have reason to think that others are trying to take advantage of you, have no fear. Do not condemn; do not think of the wrong they are planning to do. Just love them; love as you never loved before, and the wrong they are holding against you will change and become a great power for your good instead.

Love can change any condition or circumstance and every change that comes through love is a change for the better. Love brings us into right relations with all persons and all things. Love removes with harmony, perverted feelings, obstacles, barriers, and all kinds of unnatural conditions, and produces that perfect oneness through which a beautiful life can come forth…..

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