Did You Love Enough?
Paulo Coelho author of “The Alchemist” says that when we die, God will only ask us one question… “Did you love enough?” What a beautiful thought! What would your answer be?
Have you ever had the feeling that you were filled with love from the top of your head to the tips of your toes? Maybe the first time you fell in love, or when your newborn was put into your arms (love at first sight), or when you had a spiritual experience and maybe didn’t even know you were having a spiritual experience, but just knew you felt filled with love. When my husband was suffering from cancer, he asked me one day if I thought we could feel it when people were praying for us. I told him, I had never thought about it and he said “I can.” I asked how it felt and he said, “It feels like my whole body is filled with love!” This is the best example of what I am talking about and I am so grateful he shared it with me.
Only we can determine the kind of life we live, as only we can give of ourselves and share what we have, whether it’s something material or from within. I believe that we are all here to share our knowledge and wisdom with each other. We learn from one another. I have found that the feeling of giving is much stronger than the feeling of receiving. I believe that the more love we give, the more love we receive. I‘ve said before, love has no measure or limitations and before making statements we should ask ourselves,” Am I saying this with love?”
In some families love is never expressed. I’ve had so many clients tell me that “I love you” was never said in their family. They never heard it from their parents, never heard their parents say it to each other and never said it to their siblings. Most of the time, clients will say, “Well I know they loved me because they fed and clothed me.” That is so sad to me. Those three little words can mean so much.
Love comes from our soul which I call our God spark and I believe that God supplies the energy of love. He made us to love each other and I don’t think anything pleases Him more when our love is spread around. It is the solution to all the world’s problems and if Paulo Coelho is right, I am going to be ready! How about you?
Toni True-Wills, Ph.D.