It isn't easy to manifest love in today's world, where everyone seems to have a dark demeanor about them that we discover as time goes by. We sit and wonder where all that love has gone from the world, and if it ever existed at all. The skeptics question the existence of love, the cynics shoot down the idea of love, while a few hopeful folk look forward to finding love. There are different ways of how love translates itself into our lives.
We can see it in our families, among friends and those we come across in our daily lives. When you feel inclined to offer someone a helping hand, it just shows how willing you are to express your feelings that are humanitarian in nature. Be it a poor person, a struggling mother with kids, an elderly person struggling with a bagful of groceries, a close friend in need of financial help or an aged person wondering how to make it across the street - if you are willing to step in and lend a hand - love does reside within you.
I recently read a book entitled 'A New Earth: Create a Better Life' by Eckhart Tolle. It was a profound read to say the least. It elaborated on how we are governed by our egos, where this self-image and idea of who and what we are is all preconditioned and not who we as people, actually are. We lack 'Presence' in our lives as Eckhart says, where knowing that one isn't ruled by the ego is to feel consumed with love and compassion ('Presence') for others, without forming a mental image of who they are, or assuming what their character profile is like by mere appearances. He says that when you wake up in the morning feeling great, when it comes naturally to you to be of help and service, or when you feel upset that someone is going through troubled times, it is because there is a 'Presence' within us that connects us to something much deeper and pure - that which is not dictated by our minds on this planet.
How to Manifest Love through the Law of Attraction
The law of attraction states, that those who focus on the positive or negative aspects of life, will receive in return, similar results whether good or bad. By training your mind (and your heart) to believe in finding love one day, the law of attraction is a theory that supports the idea that such a strong belief is possible to attain. While many people may say that they've been rooting for love, whether interactively, emotionally, or mentally, the results sadly, are scarce. Others will vouch for the law, saying that a positive attitude eventually helped them find love.
One cannot say exactly when and how love will manifest itself, but faith, hope, and the right attitude may pay off. Truly believing in the possibility of finding love, while also leading a life that is selfless, appreciative, and caring, could one day find you happily smitten. To know more about this fascinating theory, Rhonda Bryne's book entitled 'The Secret', should help you take charge of life through the law of attraction.
Manifesting Love in Everyday Life
No one's asking you to donate a ton of money to charity, or give away all your belongings to the needy - moderation here is the key since it is a logical approach. To be of help is to know your limitations and what strikes a balance between your life and how much of your time and money you can offer. Even if you hand over a dollar bill to a charity because you can't afford to chip in more, or drop in a tin or two of canned food for a food drive, it all comes down to the intentions of your generosity and not how much you put into it in terms of materialistic means.
Volunteer at an Old Age Home
You don't have to do it on a regular basis, but whenever you find the time to be of service to those who really need it. Dedicate one day of the week to help out the aged, and do what you can to either uplift their spirit, get what they need or take part in a group activity. You could always make friends, share experiences and bond with those who've been housed away in these homes. What they want more than anything is companionship and a friendly ear - it doesn't hurt to be nice and strike up a conversation with those who are kept in such homes.
Spend Time with Family
When I feel bad that my sister and I haven't spent enough time together over the week, I plan out a weekend of complete fun and relaxation that involves just the two of us. Recently, I put together a weekend of going to the spa, eating our favorite exported goodies and then ending the night in a cafe that she introduced me to that we both really loved. It was the funnest time in a long while that the two of us had, and we really bonded over those two days. Do something nice for a loved one, and spend some quality time engaging in activities that the whole family enjoys being a part of.
Make Time for Your Partner
Once we get involved in our daily, fast-paced lives we tend to forget about our partners and can't recall the last time we sat down and tried reconnecting. Try to bridge that yawning gap between you and your partner by planning a relaxing evening that involves just the two of you without the hustle and bustle of your individual lives seeping in. When you do thoughtful things for the one you love as often as possible, it helps keep things alive, renewed and encourages unity.
If you don't have kids, babysitting will help you build something quite special with little ones. They're at an innocent, childlike age where anything you do or say fascinates them or causes them to form an attachment to you over time. Kids can get pretty close to those who constantly hang around them. Creating that link will have you wanting to maybe think about starting a family of your own someday.
Surprise Those You Love
Be it friends, family or close relatives, drop in unexpectedly and plan a big dinner or barbecue out back to catch up on old times and new, especially if you haven't met them in a while. It helps keep connections in your life taut, since these are the people who will always be with you. Do something special for them on their birthdays, remember anniversaries and make an appearance for special occasions even if your schedule is tight.
Get a New Pet
To exercise the idea of manifesting love, get a new pet and learn how to love it for its stubborn, wild, hard to manage idiosyncrasies. I remember when we first got my pet rabbit, I couldn't take its behavior anymore. It would chew on anything it got its teeth on, ruin our furniture and mess up the house. I just wanted it to go back to where I got it from. It took me a whole year to finally get attached to her. Be it dogs, cats, birds or other animals, they all need love and look for it even if you think that their behavior qualifies as monster-like. Being kind to them and taking the time and patience to get to know them better, will help you tame your animal to be loving and obedient.
Many of us have gone through personal experiences of finding love and then losing it, but at the end of the day it shouldn't turn you into a bitter human being that disregards love in all its forms. No matter how rough life gets with its unforgiving lessons at every twist and turn, you shouldn't give up on the fact that love does exist among us, even if not in the way you'd like or expect it to take form.
"A loving heart is the beginning of all knowledge." - Thomas Carlyl