Posted by Ronan Scully in Features.

When we understand the impact our actions have on us and the world we live in, we realise the necessity to take loving action and to give time to love and care for one another, genuinely and deeply.

We each have the power to make the conditions within us as well a to affect the world we live in. There are so many ways to apply love and care in our everyday lives. Yet, if we do not love and take care of ourselves, it is virtually impossible to feel and share love and genuine care with the world around us.

If we can practice constant acts of love and care then we can bring genuine love and care upon ourselves and our world.

Forgiveness is the easiest and most powerful act of love and care you can make. Both for you and for others, this activity promotes unity, harmony and oneness that transforms the old into the new. I have experienced that recently when I was forgiven unconditionally by some family members for letting them down and for being so out of line in my dealings with them and in my recent behaviour.

Our beautiful world

Our beautiful world is filled with opportunities to experience love, tolerance, peace and joy. When we, as individuals, realise our potential to love and care unconditionally, we transform ourselves and our world at the same time. Such is the power we wield every moment of every day. The choice is ours to create a world of love, genuine care and goodwill. Every moment of every day is a new beginning. Each moment holds a new beginning of possibility and an opportunity to create without limitation. We can let go of what we perceive or believe is before us and allow our personal potential to shine through. Try to start each day as a new journey of self discovery. Let go of yesterday and tomorrow and embrace the power of the present moment and try reminding yourself daily of the newness of live, which in itself is a form of prayer and thanksgiving.

Paradoxes of our world

I read a book recently by Bob Moorehead that talked about the paradoxes that now face us in our daily lives. Mr Moorehead says that we have taller buildings but shorter tempers, wider roads, but narrower viewpoints. We spend more, but have less, we buy more, but enjoy less. We have bigger houses and smaller families, more conveniences, but less time. We have more degrees but less sense, more knowledge, but less judgment, more experts, yet more problems, more medicine, but less wellness. We drink too much, smoke too much, spend too recklessly, laugh too little, drive too fast, get too angry, stay up too late, get up too tired, read too little, watch TV too much, and pray too seldom.

We have multiplied our possessions, but reduced our values, but reduced our values. We talk too much, love too seldom, and hate too often. We’ve learned how to make a living, but not a life. We’ve leaned how to make a living, but not a life. We’ve been all the way to the moon and back, but have trouble crossing the street to meet a new neighbour. We conquered outer space but not better things. We’ve cleaned up the air, but polluted the soul. We’ve conquered the storm, but not our prejudice. We write more, but learn less. We plan more, but accomplish less. We’ve learned  to rush, but not to wait. We build more computers to hold more information, to produce more copies than ever, but we communicate less and less.

These are the times of fast foods and slow digestion, big men and small character, steep profits and shallow relationships. These are the days of two incomes but more divorce, fancier houses, but broken homes. These are days of quick trips, disposable diapers, throwaway morality, one night stands, overweight bodies, and pills that do everything from cheer, to quiet, to kill, It is a time when there is much in the showroom window and nothing in the stockroom. A time when technology can bring this Thought for the Week to you, and a time when you can choose either to share this insight, or to just throw it away!

Thought for the week

As your thought for the week, try spending some time with your loved ones, because they are not going to be around forever.