Thursday, February 22, 2018
Action Not Feeling
An old fellow, referred to as an "old-timer" said that love is an action, not an emotion. He encouraged me to be useful to others and I would then be loving enough. I prefer the feeling of love. It fills my addictive heart for love as an emotion. When I fantasize about love, it is never about being of help to others. I tend to be more helpful, the more I have the "feeling" of love for another person. If I don't much like you, or feel uncomfortable around you because of "differences" as I perceive them, then I am apt to be not so helpful to the point of ignoring and avoiding you. So I admire people who don't feel love, yet act in a loving and helpful manner. They call it being of service even when your heart is not into it. I can have a wonderful day or time acting loving to someone I love, but I seem to grow more when I act helpful and be of service without the feeling of love. I hear that saints are that way. Not being one, I don't know.