The Highest Love - III

The Highest Love - III

‘Love’ as a motivating force is far stronger than ‘want’. If you want to do something it will spur you into action. But if you love to do something, nothing will be able to stop you. Undertake action for love's sake and nothing in this world will impede you. Swami Chinmayananda used to say, ‘With love, go and storm the world’. Love in such a way that you cannot stop yourself from serving.

Remember when your mother would give you a hug and you shrugged her off? Do you think she was insulted? She loves you regardless. Who can stop her? You complain about her cooking. Does she stop cooking for you? When you tell her she is the worst cook around and that someone else’s mother cooks much better, does she banish you to that person’s home? And even if she did, when you return home, she would still ask what you would like for dinner! When we love, we cannot stop acting from love.

No mother thinks to herself, ‘Will I be an efficient, successful mother? What accolades will I receive for motherhood?’ A woman just knows she has to be a mother and love is what makes her a mother. Mothers are invariably the greatest examples of love in our lives. Indeed, a true mark of greatness is when a person attributes their life’s achievements to another, such as their mother, and feels they would be nothing without that other person’s influence in their life.

Love is the mightiest of forces. Nothing can stand against it.

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