"And at that moment, in that splendid hour, after his wonderful sleep, permeated with Om, how could he help but love someone and something. That was just the magic that had happened to him during his sleep and the Om in him- he loved everything, he was full of joyous love towards everything that he saw. And it seemed to him that was just why he was previously so ill- because he could love nothing and nobody." -Herman Hesse, Siddhartha
"Love is my only path. I am, in fact, a pilgrim on the path of love." -Swami Kripalu
I have a teacher who teaches yoga to bring about world peace. Bringing peace to one individual ripples out to those they are close to, and then out further and further. I too believe it is possible to change the masses through one.
I teach to hopefully awaken in others love. May we all become pilgrims on the path of love :) When you're having a really wonderful day and the birds are singing just for you and the sun is shining and you have this glow about you that radiates out for the world to see doesn't it feel great! And in those moments isn't there a wish for others to feel the same? To help those less fortunate, to make someone else's day a bit better because you feel so darn good? And in helping someone else feel better don't you in turn feel even greater? It goes around and around! Wouldn't it be great if everyone felt like this? Imagine a world in which everyone was having an amazing day and helped each other and we were all pilgrims on the path of love and the whole world shined. It could happen! Why not?
Here's the love ripple effect: When we practice non-judgmental awareness, compassion, and kindness for the self we awaken a love for the self that may have been dormant. (Hopefully it wasn't!) When we love ourselves we want to treat ourselves better, make healthy choices, take care of ourselves, etc. The self love radiates outward to those closest to us. They can feel that love that radiates and they in turn have the love glow and it ripples and radiates outward and outward and outward. One person at a time, love can take over and change the world!
Practice non-judgmental awareness. Practice kindness. Practice compassion. Love.
Here's a goodie from MC Yogi that speaks to the issue...
peace and love,