April 11: The energy of affection.
We can live without religion and meditation, but we cannot survive without human affection.
~Dalai Lama, leader of Tibetan Buddhism
A mother’s love is the first and greatest gift of human affection that we receive. This amazing bond of energy is vital to each individual’s growth. As a human race, we can survive without many things, but affection is not one of them. For us to thrive, we must reach out to one another with care and empathy. When we know we are loved, we are able to accomplish so much more, emboldened to grow beyond belief, spiritually as well as intellectually. Relationships are such an important part of our lives. While we are here, we have the power to liberate another from loneliness with love. While we are here, we have the power to impact another by including him or her in a life experience colored with joy. While we are here, we have the power to mother another once again with the kind of love and support that we desired in our first days. For the beauty comes from the realization that while our mother was our first and most important introduction to love and affection, she is no longer the only source available to us. We receive this energy from so many other people on the path as we set out to build a community of kindness. If we take the gifts received from the kind and gentle affection in this world and make the commitment to share them with one another, we all flourish. Mirroring the love of whoever chose to mother us out into the universe, we set the world afire with warm embraces, supportive handshakes, kind words, and loving attention.
Magical Key to Bliss: Show affection to someone who needs it today, and share this incredible energy.