The world is a community of people, at large. On the macro-cosmic level, the world is a mosaic of diverse cultures, multitudes of languages, and exponential amounts of viewpoints. These components are not all-encapsulating or entirely exclusive to this level, but they do create a masterpiece of a greater purpose. This greater purpose may seem unattainable, but the potential for this movement could just be the one thing that changes this world.
Every day the goal is to get up, live life, and move on to the next day. This repetitive lifestyle does not bring satisfaction for being the change the world so desperately needs. Now, this change will not occur overnight, nor will it happen if only a few people decide to change. This belief system I am proposing revolves around acceptance, patience, and understanding: acceptance of differences, patience in disagreements, and understanding of disruptions. All of these factors otherwise contribute to some degree of hate. Our hearts should be filled to the brim with love. With the new-found acceptance, patience, and understanding, the world may transform before our eyes.
The inspiration behind this belief system stemmed from a car ride jotting around town running errands. The song “Love Turns The World” came on, and although I have heard it before, I had not listened to it in the same capacity as I did this time. This song stayed in my mind, and I got to thinking; the words of this song could change the way we approach differentness, uniqueness, and apprehensiveness. Think about it. What if love was the driving force that made the world turn? I think we would begin to view people from a different perspective. I think judgments would fall by the wayside. I think compassion could be restored. If true and genuine love was in the fore running of our thoughts, our world would take on a much different façade, and it would conceal a world of deceit and falsehood.
Moving forward with this concept and inspiration from the song, looking for beauty and wonder in the most surprising places would rejuvenate appreciativeness. We take so many things for granted in this world and in the simplest areas of our lives. It is easy to take a look at a butterfly and think of its external art on the wings, but we must take a step back and appreciate the bland colors of a caterpillar first to truly marvel at the beauty of the butterfly. Likewise, for a diamond, the saying ‘a diamond in the rough’ illustrates the intricate work to transform dull coal to a precious diamond. Enough with these metaphors; I hope the point has been made, and the idea of gratitude should be resembled in the love we begin to express more.
As this song was coming to a close, I was reminded of another song. While I began thinking about the two songs together and the messages they portrayed, “Love In Any Language” soon came on the radio. The thought of love being translated and understood in every language in the world was jarring to me. The possibility of all humans on this planet being able to define, understand, and apply love makes me wonder why there is not more of it in the world. I cannot help but wonder what a world without turmoil, sadness, hate, discrimination, and prejudice could ever look like. Love could do our world a great favor, but so much will have to happen for this utopian-styled world to ever occur. One can dream, though.
The bottom line is love could be just as powerful as success and wealth, but those (among other things) have gotten in the way of idealistic living. And while some may feel I am being too much of a dreamer to long to live in a world without negative events happening and it seeming normal, I think of future generations who will be devoured by negativity. Boundaries of race and religion, along with other discriminatory lines, have been in the spotlight for too long, and we as a world community have lost sight of the things that matter most.
I am not going to persuade those set far in their ways to save the world, but I can spark a thought that could make the world a little brighter for those who need it. Love is not the quick fix to end the wars or stop terrorism, but it can bring a smile to someone’s face. A small act of kindness blossoming from love and compassion can make someone’s bad day a little brighter. Love may never completely power the world, but if it was the only force making the world spin, I think actions and decisions would be drastically different on all cosmic levels. Be the love that turns the world.
©Inquisitive Perspectives 2016