I’ve spent almost all my life, on and off but consistently for the last forty years or so, trying to figure out how we can make this a more loving world.
My conclusion, after all this time, is to agree with those who say that the way to do this is for more of us to be more loving, forgiving and more disposed to helping others. And it is literally as straightforward as that; much as many wise people have said through the ages.
My conclusion, and my agreement with those others, comes from investigating many of the conventional areas of human endeavour such as science, religion, spirituality, education, media, politics, economics, business, industry, culture, sports and various other things that engage most of us to some degree or another.
It also comes from investigating things which are outside the interest of most people, such as ‘forbidden’ or unknown history, the existence of extraterrestrials and even intraterrestrials (humanoids and other beings living inside the earth), concealed technological developments (Black Ops, Area 51 etc in the U.S. and elsewhere), secret space programmes, secret societies, ancient cultures (Mayan Calendar and others), higher states of consciousness, gnosticism, higher dimensions of existence, and other things that I’ve engaged with to varying degrees.
Regardless of what each of these areas of my engagement suggests as the way to progress, to succeed, to understand the whys and wherefores, each and every one can be seen as a fertile ground for love, forgiveness and service to others, such that good things will come of them.
Having read books about, seen on TV, or been taught about, or practised or experienced, or read about or viewed on the internet, and thought about and had intuitions about, I have juggled my way through a vast amount of knowledge and experience and reached this same conclusion as others have:
To create a more loving world, in their day-to-day lives, in whatever context they live, more people need to be more loving, forgiving and more disposed to helping others. For myself this is still, and always will be, a work in progress but I’ve found it’s a good way to live. And of course I’ve found there are many challenges and distractions along the way to be overcome, which is where forgiveness of oneself often comes into play.
It is a catch-all conclusion. Whatever we’re involved in, whatever it may be, our love, forgiveness and service to others can be rewarding for ourselves and others. And, other than brute force or coercion which are obviously inconsistent and ultimately ineffective, there is no other way to create a more loving world: a happier, more sustainable world, a more humane, peaceful world, a world more considerate and compassionate towards all people, all of nature and the whole planetary ecosystem.
Love, forgiveness and service to others have organising power. They can make good things happen. They can transform the people and the circumstances around us. They can have the effect of rippling out benefits far and wide, even infinitely. We can never tell how far our random act of kindness can have a positive effect in the world. We should never underestimate how much power we have to change our world. Once we act, the consequences are far-reaching and out of our control, so it’s best to take good care of how we speak, how we act, and how we think and feel about others.
Even how we treat ourselves has the same far-reaching consequences; we need to love ourself, forgive ourself and help ourself, so that we have the most positive regard for ourself and we effortlessly radiate our best self out into our surroundings.
And it really is as simple as that. If we love, forgive and help others, our world will not change dramatically instantly, as it might if we used brute force or did the wrong kind of thing, but it would change in time. And even if it were after we’ve passed on to higher things before it became the world we’d like to see in this lifetime, at least we can feel that we’ve contributed to a better world, that our life was purposeful and was beneficial to other people, to nature and the planet. Wouldn’t that be a good thing to do and to know while we’re still in the here and now?
If you’re wondering how to go about loving people more, forgiving and helping people more, you might like a free video course I created, called ‘Learn To Love More’ on my New Living website.