A friend of mine who’s spent a lot of time getting enlightened spiritually once passed along this nugget of wisdom to me: “Everything you do, you do out of love, or out of fear. I just try to do everything out of love now.”
What this means is, for example, if I stay home and don’t get out there and do shows or write music or whatever, it’s because I FEAR that no one will like it, or I’ll get criticized, or it will never go anywhere. If I get out there and do the things I LOVE, it’s because my LOVE of doing them outweighs everything else.
Basically, everything can be looked at this way. If you say no to a date, it’s probably because you FEAR that you’ll have a bad time or lead the person on etc. But if you say yes, it’s probably out of your LOVE for your fellow human being and new experiences etc.
Live is much richer when you do things out of love than out of fear. Whatever you’re doing in your life, do it out of love. Feel free to leave examples of this principle from your own life below. 🙂