Many years ago when I was introduced to A Course In Miracles I learned there are really only two emotions, love and fear. All other emotions stem from either love or from fear.
I was reminded of these teachings as I watched one of our TV hosts here in Australia speak out about an attack on another TV celebrity. The Project host Waleed Aly said sending forgiveness was better response to challenging times. He said “Wouldn’t it be amazing if just once we could send forgiveness viral?”
A video clip of his short, heartfelt words have gone viral with over 8 million views.
Here is a little of what he said which was reproduced in The Sydney Morning Herald “Where we’re presented with something that we perceive to be an outrageous opinion we can consider what motivated that person and try to understand their fear. Because the truth is that what motivates them is fear, and fear is the one thing we’re all sharing right now because I’m scared too. I’m afraid for this country.” You can read the rest of the article by Aisha Dow [HERE]
As I watched him speak I reflected on how so many people have become fearful in these times. It is not possible to hold love and fear in your heart at the same time.
I love this famous quote that says it so well.
“There are only two emotions: love and fear. All positive emotions come from love, all negative emotions from fear. From love flows happiness, contentment, peace, and joy. From fear comes anger, hate, anxiety and guilt. It’s true that there are only two primary emotions, love and fear. But it’s more accurate to say that there is only love or fear, for we cannot feel these two emotions together, at exactly the same time. They’re opposites. If we’re in fear, we are not in a place of love. When we’re in a place of love, we cannot be in a place of fear.”
― Elisabeth Kübler-Ross
Taking the higher road when choosing between love and fear
Coming from love is not easy.
It is easy to react.
It is easy to get caught up in the emotions at turbulent times.
Coming from love is taking the higher ground and being a great example of a human being.
Imagine if we all took Mother Teresa’s advice here. How much better would the world be?
“Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier.” Mother Teresa
In this short video Jim Carrey says it very well.
A book I recommend on the subject is A Return To Love by Marianne Williamson. The book is based on the teachings and Principles of A Course in Miracles. It is a book I have read many times over the years.
One more quote on the subject…..
“All human actions are motivated at their deepest level by two emotions–fear or love. In truth there are only two emotions–only two words in the language of the soul…. Fear wraps our bodies in clothing, love allows us to stand naked. Fear clings to and clutches all that we have, love gives all that we have away. Fear holds close, love holds dear. Fear grasps, love lets go. Fear rankles, love soothes. Fear attacks, love amends.”
Neale Donald Walsch
I would love to hear your thoughts on the subject of love and fear so please leave me a comment.
Have an amazing day!