The Mental and Spiritual Benefits of Loving
From the book LOVE IS THE CHOICE By Robert Elias Najemy
Why Chose love? How does it benefit our life? What is in it for us? These questions may appear to be in direct contradiction with the ultimate meaning of love, which is to transcend our imprisoning exclusive identification with our personal self. But this is why it is useful to help this self-centered self to realize how much more it has to gain by choosing love over fear, mistrust, alienation self-protection, bitterness, resentment, pain and anger.
We have already mentioned the obvious – now scientifically proved – benefits to our health and healing. Here we will focus on the emotional, mental and spiritual benefits.
Choosing love means overcoming fear, which is our greatest obstacle to health, happiness and success. As we remove our inner obstacles to love, we necessarily transcend our fears and doubts concerning self-worth, security and freedom.
Choosing love brings us in direct contact and confrontation with old beliefs and programmings, presenting us the choice to move forward to freedom from these or stay in our stagnant illusion of security.
Choosing love allows us to mature emotionally, mentally and spiritually, enabling us to higher levels of consciousness, spiritual perception and energy. We are then free to access greater creativity, joy and success in our lives.
Choosing love when someone harms us, means learning our life lessons and freeing ourselves from the cycle of karmic pain. By choosing to forgive and love, we break -for ourselves, at least – that cycle of harm, anger, hate and pain.
Choosing love gives us the energy to free ourselves from attachments and habits that obstruct our energy and love.
Choosing love encourages us to remember and employ spiritual truths in our daily life, thus enhancing our spiritual growth.
Choosing love inspires others to do the same. We and all of society then experience that increased expression on love. We all become more loved.
Choosing love brings us peace, because we experience harmony with our conscience and highest ideals. We feel good about ourselves and our lives.
Choosing love makes us wiser and stronger on all levels. True love can flow only from wisdom and strength.
Choosing love removes the veil of ignorance limiting our programmed mind.
Choosing love allows us to do unto others as we would like them to do to us. It allows us to be our highest self. To be the person we really want to be.
Choosing love brings us in alignment with my our purpose and that gives us peace, meaning and fulfillment.
By loving others, we create an atmosphere of love, understanding and trust. We then attract and enjoy that same love, understanding and trust from others. Others seek and enjoy our presence. We become a source of love, compassion, service, comfort and encouragement. We experience unity and friendship. We enjoy the beauty of loving and being loved.
We can choose love over fear, ignorance, bitterness, pain, anger, hate, revenge and alienation. It is worth facing every illusionary danger and doubt concerning our self-worth, security, freedom and control. We can choose love even over the fear and pain of rejection and death. There is nothing higher, nothing more beautiful, than love – it is worth all sacrifices and illusions. It is what allows us to experience our higher self. No amount of knowledge, wisdom or discipline opens the door to higher levels of consciousness, peace and happiness and easily as love.