Every day we have a choice to act, think, and speak from a place of love vs. a place of fear. We subconsciously make that decision without even knowing it.
It’s an automatic response until we learn that we can actively choose, and then it becomes a conscious act.
By heightening our state of awareness and understanding, we can move our perception back and forth between the two emotions at will.
Each perception, fear or love, puts us in a position to release energy that affects others + our environment accordingly. Needless to say, love is always the best choice.
Acting from a Place of Fear
When we act from a place of fear, we feel that love is lacking within us; therefore, we search for love outside of ourselves. How does this benefit us in the long-term? When you only seek love from other people or things outside of yourself, you will constantly be looking for love. This ultimately keeps us in a depleted state- energetically.
However, acting from a place of fear is often easier than choosing love because it requires little thought or awareness. Fear is a primal, instinctive emotion that is easily triggered when our ego feels threatened, attacked, insecure, or compromised in any way. So, what do we do when we act from fear?
We lash out, sometimes intentionally or unintentionally. We forget that everyone is human, and we pass judgments that only lead to further negativity.
Acting from a Place of Love
On the flip-side, acting from a place of love is the ultimate act. Love transcends all “lower” emotions and allows us to see things from a clear lens. We feel full of love within ourselves, so we don’t need to find it anywhere else to feel at peace.
When we act from a place of love, we are choosing to see a situation or a person from the highest viewpoint. The way you interpret a situation or person suddenly changes for the better. Instead of our ego feeling attacked or compromised by any little thing, it remains unaffected.
So, instead of lashing out, we ask questions. Instead of passing judgments, we understand that everyone is on their own journey— what an incredible act of courage.
A Few Last Words
When you don’t choose love, you choose fear and vice versa. So, what will you choose to embody in your relationships and everyday existence, fear or love? Before you answer that question, take a moment to soak in these final words by Elisabeth Kubler Ros.
“There are only two emotions: love and fear. All positive emotions come from love, all negative emotions from fear. From love flows happiness, contentment, peace, and joy. From fear comes anger, hate, anxiety and guilt. It's true that there are only two primary emotions, love and fear. But it's more accurate to say that there is only love or fear, for we cannot feel these two emotions together, at exactly the same time. They're opposites. If we're in fear, we are not in a place of love. When we're in a place of love, we cannot be in a place of fear.” ― Elisabeth Kubler Ros