“At first I wasn’t sure that I had the talent, but I did know I had a fear of failure, and that fear compelled me to fight off anything that might abet it.”- Gordon Parks
It is easy to focus on what we are not good at. But you are good at something. Focus on what you are good at. Do what you are good at. Follow what you love. And do not do what you don’t like. Above all, you should never reduce yourself. Never!
You have the talent to do anything. You can do anything that you want to. You have what it takes to do it. Don’t discourage yourself. You must change your thinking. If you don’t change your thinking, you are not going to be able to change your life.
If you want your life to change, you must fill your mind with love thoughts, not fear thoughts. Fear is there, but do not let it stop you from achieving your dreams. The choice is always yours.
Ralph Waldo Emerson said, “Give all to love; obey thy heart.”
What are you giving to love? Is love really love to you? What does it mean to you?
To me, “Love is Love.”
“Love is Love.” It is the only way forward in our lives. We can’t do anything productive without love. We can’t eat without love. We can’t read without love. We can’t help others without love. We can’t help ourselves without love. In fact, without love, we are nothing! Yes, we are nothing.
Without love, there is no way forward for us. Why is that? Because we can’t live in fear, we can’t live in hate. We want to get better in life. And that is only possible if we have the courage to live in love. No matter what, my friends, love is better than hate. It is a giver. It gives life without expecting anything in return. It transforms us without damaging us. It connects us with other people without focusing on our differences. It doesn’t discriminate. It just loves us. And if you want to connect with your inner life, your inner house, the only way to do it is through love.
In fact, do not do anything without love. Love is the way. Nothing more, nothing less. According to Paulo Coelho, “Love is the force that transforms and improve the soul of the world. ... It is we who nourish the soul of the world, and the world we live in will either better or worse, depending on whether we become better or worse. Because when we love, we always strive to become better than we are.” That is why “Love is Love.” Love is all that we need to live our lives. The Scripture says, “Love thy neighbor as thy self.” Love your neighbor as yourself. If you love God, love thy neighbor. If you love God, love thyself. Do not ignore thyself. Because you need thyself.