Thursday, 19 March 2009

Where Do You Live?

A friend and I had made a tentative arrangement to meet up but he had to cancel because of a meeting he had to attend. When I texted him later to see how his day was going, he told me he was having a manic day. I emailed him and suggested that if he wants his day to flow smoothly he has to put Love first by appreciating, for instance, how lovely the day is and how good it is to be doing what he loves. I said Love will organise his day perfectly. I also sent him the following quote:

"Love is the only sane and satisfactory answer to the problem of human existence." Erich Fromm
As I was walking home later, I pondered over what the same friend had said previously. He believes there are two types of people: ones who give you energy and the energy vampires who take energy away. That's why it always feels good being around certain people, while spending time with other people leave you drained and even exhausted.

As I see it, it's not about the people it's about one's location. In other words, you either live in love or fear. When you're living in love, you know that you always have more than enough to give or share who you are whether it's sharing your blessings, experiences, goodwill, love, money, peace etc. When you're living in fear, you are in scare city. Because you're scared of running out of the little that you have, you are always looking out for what you can get.

As I was walking, I received a text from the same friend asking if I wanted to meet up for a drink. I texted him telling him where I was. I said I was going to catch a bus and suggested where we could meet up. Although I didn't receive a response from him, which was very unusual, I decided to go anyway. It took a while for the bus to arrive and when it did there was another one behind, which I went for. I sat upstairs next to this guy who I ended up chatting to throughout the journey.

When I arrived at the place I had suggested to my friend he wasn't there. I tried calling him but an error message came up. I tried texting and the same message appeared. God, what is going on? The error message cleared. When I phoned my friend there was no response. I left a message on his voicemail telling him I had texted him and I was waiting for him. He texted me that he hadn't received a message and had gone home. He sounded quite stroppy on his text. He said it was now too late to come out. After exchanging pissed off text messages, which I thought was hilarious, I had no choice but to go home.

On my way home, I reflected on how the evening had unfolded. What is the truth of the situation? It's all good, Love is all there is. So what that I didn't get to meet up with my friend and have fun with him. I am happy now. I even hummed one of my friend's songs, who happens to be a music producer. How can I stay mad at him when I am humming his song?

What else?

I recalled the man I had met on the bus. During the journey, I noticed he was eating a banana, which reminded me that I hadn't eaten anything since the previous day. In fact, I hadn't slept in over 24 hours but I was still full of energy. After he finished his banana, he took out an apple. I asked him whether he was catching up on his fruits. He smiled and told me he had been on a course and hadn't eaten all day. I asked him what he was studying and he said finance. He gave me an analysis of the global recession which he said can't be blamed on banks or the government. He said we all have to take responsibility for creating the situation which we have to resolve together. He was very optimistic that it would be sorted out but he believes it needs time. He said the Olympics, due to be hosted by London in 2012, will help kick-start the economy. It was really fun chatting to my friend.

Aha, my friend on the bus had been reflecting my earlier thoughts about the two locations: love or fear. As I see it, the global recession is the effect of living in scare city on a massive scale. When you live in scare city, you believe you don't have enough to meet your needs and borrow more than you can afford to pay back.

When we change our location to the Love zone, which is infinite Good, our financial situations will change accordingly.

Later in the evening my friend and I exchanged texts. We are back in my preferred location - the United Kingdom of Love.

I live in the United Kingdom of Love forever.


Related articles: The Cherished One Doesn't Fight Over Scraps; Blowing Kisses; What Credit Crunch?; Circle of Influence; Staying Joined in Love; Putting Love First; Location, Location, Location; Love In, Love Out; What is Truth?