Love comes in many forms, and love is more than just romance. It can be subtle and quiet, or it can be loud and intense. It is inclusive, caring, and supportive. It can make a person feel like he belongs, and it can inspire compassion towards others. It is about kindness, understanding, and respect.
Gandhi once said that when we allow the power of love to overrule the love of power, we will finally know peace. I think that finding peace goes beyond overcoming the love of power. It requires that we learn to love others unconditionally. We must learn to accept that people come from all walks of life, and often live different lives than the life that we live, and we must love them simply because they exist. This is not an easy thing to accomplish, especially when we witness so much violence and hatred. But it is so important. To live a life of love, it requires that we remind ourselves daily that every person deserves to be loved. But once we start to live with love in our hearts, we can start to find peace in our own lives and peace in the world.
So this week, try to project more love into the world. Be kinder. Be more gentle. Smile. And find peace.