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The Goal is Love

Baby Roxy remote control

Baby Roxy is a joyful fuzz ball of Love

The goal is Love.

When you watch wars been fought, companies lie on their financial statements, politicians manipulate the public to gain popularity, do you ever wonder what personal goals each of us aim and are these goals creating conflict or harmony in the world? Could there be a goal that all of us can aim for in order to create a truly harmonious and peaceful society?

I think I have found the answer, that goal is love.

Since my first psychology class I found many egotistical tendencies  in all of us that we often tell ourselves “the ends justify the means” – and often times being severely goal oriented can have devastating effects. Wars are fought in the name of peace; books are fixed when the bottom line needs to be reached for the investors; and lies are told in order to gain trust and secure votes. When the ends justify the means, we all suffer and peace is lost.

Have you ever asked yourselves, how do we facilitate peace on earth and if there is a sensible goal we can all agree on – YES! That goal is love.

And this is what I learned from my 13-week old puppy Baby Roxy. In the past two months, Baby Roxy became my ambassador for peace yet she never told me that creating peace was her goal. She lives her life with zest and zeal while she radiates love.

The mother of an addict felt depressed for the past several years and have not smiled for a long time. The day Baby Roxy ran up to this mother, waged her tail enthusiastically while making a cute babyish squeaking noise while kissing the mother’s feet, tears fall. Later that week the mother told me that she finally remembered how to smile again. The overworked CEO was walking his dog down the bluff while texting on his blackberry. He too was surprised by the kisses on his toes and woke up suddenly and told me that he was living in his head all these years and have forgotten the power of a genuine touch. Two arguing surfers on the beach were about to hit each other as one of them suddenly smiled when he saw the jumping puppy running circles between them. Within minutes they talked to apologized to each other while thanking Baby Roxy profusely by holding her high up in the air and giving her endless kisses.

The best part of Baby Roxy is that everything she does is magical – every breathe, every step, and every gaze is based on love. I’ve never seen so many spontaneous laughters from busy strangers and I’ve never seen so many heartwarming tears from lonely seniors. Within weeks of her life, she became the local celebrity and the target of hundreds of paparazzi.

Can we all take a moment to allow a deep breath and ask ourselves what is our personal goal? What is the goal of an insurance company but to help people have a peace of mind? Then can we do that job out of love? What is the goal of a biotech researcher but to help people be healthier? Then can we do that job out of love? What is the goal of a computer programmer but to make people’s lives easier? Then can we do that job out of love? What is the goal of a police man but to keep people safe? Then can we do that job out of love? Take a moment to close your eyes and allow another deep breath. Ask yourselves how can you incorporate the goal of love when you work, when you play, and even when you are stuck in traffic? Can you feel the difference this might make?

As we open our eyes to welcome more peace into our lives, remember the difference Baby Roxy made in just a few weeks of her existence. I trust you can make a much bigger difference in all the lives around you by living our of your heart to guide your head. I trust you too can make a huge difference just by radiating love out of your heart no matter where you are and what you do.

This time, the ends can justify the means when the goal is love – that is what I learned from Baby Roxy.

August 31, 2010 Posted by | love | 5 Comments