Did you know that the Opposite of Fear is Love? Perfect Love Drives out All Fear!
It is a simple, straightforward, and often neglected fact: The opposite of Love is not hating. The opposite of Love is fear!
It is just that basic. For fear is the breeding ground—the simmering cauldron so to speak—of all the resentments, bitterness, anger, and destructive behaviors that constitute and give rise to hate. It doesn’t matter whether our hatred targets others or is turned inward in the form of self-loathing. The opposite of Love is not hating. The opposite of Love is fear.
Fear and Love are the unique primary existing emotions in the physical universe. And all the others are just variations of these two emotions. Love is the more powerful feeling in the world, while the fear, the more harmful.
Love produces sure hope, comfort and security, while the fear produces uncertainty, despair, discomfort, and insecurity. Where there is pure Love, there is no room for doubt and vice versa.
Love promotes life and longevity, while fear weakness and death. Where there is Love, there is peace, happiness, forgiveness, and contentment. Where there is fear, there is confusion, depression, guilt, anger, and discontentment. These two feelings cannot occupy the same space, the same mind. Like light and darkness cannot coexist. If you feel happy and complete, and a subtle fear happens, all happiness is gone. The opposite is also exact if you feel insecure and frightened, replace your emotions with Love and fear disappears.
Love is the answer to peace
Love is the answer to peace between two or more individuals, to peace within families and all nations on earth. It connects us with God bringing harmony, peace, happiness, and joy. When we love, we fulfill God’s purpose. People that cannot love cannot feel complete, fulfilled, happy! Our primary goal in life should be to learn how to love genuinely because it makes us attract all the best things life has to offer, including health, wealth and friends.
There are only two choices in life. Love or the opposite of Love; and the opposite of Love do not hate, but fear. Love always moves us forward, fear stagnates and freezes us. This is a simple yardstick to help us recognize any place of stagnation in our lives and to make new choices. When we see what has been the real motivating factor behind our decisions, it gives us the power to change things and make them better. And something else takes place. When we consistently choose Love over fear, an incredible transformation occurs around us, because light and darkness can’t be in the same place together. They cannot exist jointly as one; they are of two different natures.
So when we make choices governed by Love, a great shifting occurs in our lives, for the better. And conversely, where we see any stagnation in our lives, we will find that was a place where our initial choices were made out of fear, and that no forward movement occurs there, or is very slow and tedious.
What is a choice for Love?
Let’s say you are looking for a job. There is a job listing for your dream job – you would be doing something that you’ve always wanted to, and even getting paid for it. But the pay is weak, and you are afraid it wouldn’t be enough, and there is no guarantee to know if and when the pay would go up. So you continue to look and find a job listing that will give you above the pay you want, but the hours and location are all wrong, and the job itself is just a job, nothing to be excited about.
Now, which one are you going to circle? If your primary motivation is fear, you are going to stagnate in a job you don’t like, that no amount of money can make up for. Whereas if you choose the job you love, your joy will be shining through not only in your home life but in your job too. And in an employer’s eyes, who would be more likely to get a raise, the person who tolerates their job or the one who is happy to be there? Also, on the spiritual side, God looks to bless those who bravely step out in faith, and all kinds of fantastic and not-so-coincidental opportunities come from that.
Perfect Love Drives out All Fear
With every choice that we make for Love, we move ahead on our journey and become brighter. And if darkness tries to move toward the light, it either has to transform into view to be near us or walk away even to exist. Nothing harmful can stay near us. Nothing. Think of it this way, when we bring a lit candle into a darkened room, look what happens to the place – the entire area transforms, and the area closest to the flame is the brightest. Now, do we have to be afraid that the darkness will overwhelm and put out the candle? No, it doesn’t matter how dark the room is, the night can never put out the candle. But, the candle can put itself out.
In human terms, this happens when we buy into the ideas of unworthiness, separation, and doubt, the ugliness that the darkness tries to convince us that we are part of.
But we are not of the night, we were created of light, and when we remember this our flame will never go out. It does not matter what darkness tries to imply or manipulate us into thinking. We were created of light and Love. And when we remember our true nature, it doesn’t matter if we are accepted or rejected by others, because we remember who we are in the eyes of God, as a spirit level. That is where that desire for acceptance and oneness comes from, because we had felt it before we were born, and we want to experience it again, even while we are doing silly human things. Knowing yourself, remembering who you are, is about reminding you are Divinely created, accepted and unconditionally loved every moment of every day.
Always choose Love over Fear
When we always choose Love, it creates a tremendous and vibrant shift around us in our jobs, relationships, even in our health. As we have seen, everything has to be positive and loving to be near us, or it has to transform or move away. And since our physical health cannot run away from us, every time we make a choice motivated by Love, we choose good health. Perhaps you have heard of spiritually adept people throughout the world who have exceptionally vibrant and healthy lives well into old age – now you know one reason why.
So how have you been making your life choices? What kind of child was you in elementary school? What about high school? Do you hate some of the memories that come up? Do you blame other people for things that happened to you? Your parents, teachers, friends or bullies? And are you still blaming people now? No matter what choices other people make and what part of their ripple effect we have been in, we can choose to love, forgive, survive, grow and thrive. And we can select the ripple effect of our own choices to be better than those we have formerly been a part of. When we do this, an active transformation takes place, which is another part of the multi-facets of Love.
Blame, hate, unforgiveness – all of the negative emotions – are all part of fear. “There is no fear in Love. But perfect Love drives out fear because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in Love.”
Love Freely and Find yourself in the New World
In that new world that we find ourselves in, we also find that we are a new person as well. A joyous and more connected and loving one. And we will never find ourselves alone. Our relationships, jobs and everything else around us will be brighter and healthier for us too, for we actively discern the more robust opportunities placed before us – and better yet, even follow through on taking them. And as we continue to expand in light, we become more aware of living a joyous life fully guided by Love, and the more significant positive ripple effect our interactions have with others. We become aware of our spiritual need. We become aware of the prayer. And we become aware that much of what we might have been traditionally taught doesn’t ring true with the essence of our spirit anymore.
When you know Love, you see the heart of God. So, like so many saints, philosophers and poets before you, you may be mocked or even persecuted for having your ideas about Love, but if you fearlessly keep yourself on the path of Love, nothing threw at you will matter at all. Plus, your inner peace and confidence will grow, because “God is Love. Whoever lives in Love lives in God, and God in him.”
I love you all!! Stay on the good path!!