“All ya need is love, love, love….”
And it’s true!
Except for when it’s not.
Love can no more exist without fear, than hot can exist without cold.
Ultimately, love is something that you DO by making a conscious choice to focus on your own and others’ gifts, by accepting that whatever is, is perfect (even the desire to change as being perfect), and by choosing to guard our compassion. Because love is an action, a verb, now it means something.
It’s not enough to choose to love the “good” parts. Because without the “bad” parts, we wouldn’t even be aware that there were good parts! The contrast provides the choice. The choice provides the responsibility. The responsibility is the foundation of Autonomy, and autonomy is freedom. When you’re free (and your mind is always free) you’re responsible for your own decisions/choices. And that means that your choices matter. Your choices have meaning, significance, and implications for good and/or bad feelings resulting to yourself and others.
Again, everything is perfect, just as it is, even your desire to change.
So all you need is to CHOOSE love, and at the same time, be grateful that choice exists.
That choice is what gives love power.
Without that choice, we’d just be circuits and breakers.
However, it’s a lot harder to put all of that ^^^ into a song!