Given my long daily commute, I spend allot of time listening to books on CD courtesy of Naperville’s wonderful public library system. Earlier today, I happened to be listening to a book by Deepak Chopra. Now I must confess that I enjoy a wide variety subjects, but after a long day I’m sometimes lucky to hear every 4th or 5th word as I navigate C-88 (“C” is for “Construction”). However, today a particular thought captured my attention and that is the notion that “to love is to create”.
When we look within ourselves, we will find that love enables us to create all that which is uniquely meaningful to us in our lives. In my mind, love is the essential ingredient to achieving true purpose and success, for love in itself is often the only natural force which enables us to overcome the adversity we must face to achieve our dreams.
It is also this principle which might just explain unhappiness and dissatisfaction in life. More specifically, should we choose to ignore our soul’s calling in creating a life which is driven by anything less than the unique love which resonates within us, then we risk living the struggle of becoming someone outside of ourselves.
Make no mistake… money is not a measure of a lasting and meaningful love. Granted, money enables us to afford experiences and opportunities, but the pursuit of money for money’s material sake in my estimation is ultimately a dead-end. Further, if the pursuit of money seperates us from our sources of love then it becomes nearly impossible to create the life of our dreams.
The hard part is we often succomb to many external pressures in our lives to go down certain paths for nothing more than the fleeting pride and validation of others. Even more, how often are we left to believe by others that the life of our purest dreams is impractical or unachieveable. Regardless, the power is within us to use love as our compass in creating the truest and most rewarding version of our life. SM