It’s ALL OUT WAR!

From Scroll 2 of Og Mandino’s Greatest Salesman in the World

I will greet this day with love in my heart.

But how will I react to the actions of others? With love.

For just as love is my weapon to open the hearts of men, love is

also my shield to repulse the arrows of hate & the spears of anger.

Adversity and discouragement will beat against my new shield and become as the softest of rains. My shield will protect me in the market place and sustain me when I am alone. It will uplift me in moments of despair yet it will calm me in time of exultation. It will become stronger & more protective with use until one day I will cast aside and walk unencumbered among all manners of men and, when I do, my name will be raised high on the pyramid of life.

I will greet this day with love in my heart.

War, I tell you….and my weapon of choice these days is LOVE. I used to think that it was whimpy to love everyone. Yes, whimpy. Why? Every time I would say “I LOVE her! I LOVE him!” I would get an eye roll from someone and usually a mutter of “YOU LOVE EVERYONE!” as if that negated the love I had for that particular person; as if it didn’t mean as much because of the love that was being shared with a whole bunch of people. What those eye rollers DON’T know is that it is no wonder that a person who puts out love will get love back, so it is no wonder that there are so many people who would cross the path of the person who loves much. It is the LAW! That which you put out, comes back to you. Look it up. It is even in the bible. Reading Og Mandino has allowed me to take a second look and give Love a whole new place; a whole new position; that of  protection, sustenance, a source of calm that uplifts one to heights of a whole new kind of living.  It is the very thing that fortifies one in this war against this world of hate. Love acts as a shield to protect us in the negativity of the unconscious; (a version of the walking dead) So many people have NO IDEA what they are saying or how they are living their lives. Until they take the time to THINK and discover the person who they REALLY are, they will continue in their dead walk. Time to rise, shield up and walk among the living.

All the best,

Alicia

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