Updated: Jul 2, 2020
If you’ve been reading Musings of the Maven, for a while, you know that all my blog posts contain original content. However, once in a while, I come across someone else’s work that is so awesome it must be shared. That’s what I’m doing today by reprinting (almost verbatim) an excerpt from motivational expert and personal development trainer Brendan Burchard. I hope you like it as much as I do!
We are not transmitting or receiving love as we were divinely intended to – we are filtering love rather than feeling it. We fell for the prevailing hysteria that said, “Protect your heart,” and we began to believe that love itself had enemies and needed protecting.
When we were hurt, we felt that love was somehow diminished or damaged. But hurt has nothing to do with love, and love is unaffiliated with an unaffected by pain. Ego was hurt, not love.
Love is divine; it is everywhere, ever present and abundant and free. It is a spiritual energy that is, at this very moment, flowing through the universe – through us, through our enemies, through our families, through billions of souls. It was never absent from our lives. It is not bound in our hearts or in our relationships, and thus it is not capable of being owned or lost.
We have allowed our awareness of love to diminish; that is all. In doing so, we have caused our own suffering. We must mature and realize that freeing our mind of ancient hurts and opening once more to love shall give us access to divine strength. To stand emotionally open before the world and give of our hearts without fear of hurt or demand of reciprocity – this is the ultimate act of human courage. For this, we now declare: WE SHALL AMPLIFY LOVE.”