April 8, 2011

Love Is All You Need

I love you.
It may be that love is all you need, but, taking a look around I would say we need more of it.

The photo above, taken during the Egyptian revolution, is a testament to the power of love. If hate and conflict is the problem, responding with more hate and conflict only inflames the situation. Such problems will only be overcome when we are brave enough to apply their opposites - love and peace.

All you need is love may be cliche, and it may be simple, but that doesn't mean it's silly or untrue. We trivialize this vital nugget at our peril, because love IS all you need. Well, not technically - you need to eat and go to the bathroom, too. But if we have love, all will assuredly receive everything needed in order to thrive.

Are we increasing our capacity for love in the world? Instead of reporting how much our economy has grown or shrunk each year, we should report on how much our collective global capacity to love has grown or shrunk. A Global Love Index.

We should be asking how the decisions we are making affect the amount of love in our homes, communities, and the world. Are we creating more love? Or are we creating more of its opposite?

I am with the brave and compassionate Egyptian woman melting the soldier with love. Kisses and hugs for everyone! Yes, everyone. Especially for those who we have the most trouble reaching out to.

Let's talk some truths, reconcile, and move on toward a more loving planet. Everything else will flow freely after we have made peace, and can love ourselves, and each other.


  1. I am in awe after reading this...I have not been feeling love for a neighbor...There has been much grief on my part. Now I read I just need to love him and both of us will be better for it, the world will be better. So Simple. Thank you for the prompt. April.

    1. So happy you found us here, and increased your Love Index as a result. Everyone benefits. Thank you for sharing your situation, and how you managed to create more peace in the world.

      We love you.


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