The Heart Campaign, the Ultimate Solution for Spiritual Living
We’d like to introduce you to Awakenings Institute’s latest outreach: The Heart Campaign. This campaign may be the ultimate solution for spiritual living. Anyone can join in this practical way to change the world.
Love is, after all, the ultimate solution.
Our goal is to provide a means of participation for those who look at what’s happening in the world and recognize there’s a better way. What if we could create a more loving world where everyone is honored and nurtured?
It warms the heart to stand up for something that makes a positive difference. In our hearts, we sense that we’re here to live happily, to expand our horizons, and to come together to create a better world. Love and happiness are essential to our well-being.
It saddens our hearts to watch how hostile our interactions with each other have become, both personally and collectively. While we all want the same things – well-being, happiness, freedom, new possibilities – we oppose the very things that could transform our lives.
Our Solution for Spiritual Living
Simply stated, the ultimate solution for spiritual living is to actively promote love wherever we are and wherever we go. What might be possible if we foster love in our communities each day by sharing hearts and inviting others to join us?
This is a campaign that unites rather than divides, while promoting the ultimate solution to the troubles that plague our world. Anyone can do this and we have created two designs to pass out. The image to the left is our first design.
Too many of us stand against each other and the things our hearts desire rather than rising in support of our mutual goals. It feels like our interactions are becoming dumber and meaner rather than smarter and more caring. Fear and hatred seem to prevail at times when love and respect could produce much better results.
What many people don’t seem to realize is that we have a choice. Many of us wallow around in the mud where little is possible when we could just as easily rise to a lofty mountaintop with an expansive view of the beauty and possibilities that are all around us.
Why Love is the Solution
We know love is the solution, because in a world where love is the guiding force, there could be no war because there would be no hatred. There could be no poverty, because we would share resources with each other. No one could go to bed hungry, because we would care for one another as much as we care for ourselves.
Imagine how much better the world could be if more of us devoted our time, energy, and resources to supporting one another rather than creating war and strife around the world. In a world where love is the guiding force, happiness would prevail and our collective destiny would be bright.
This is the dream of Awakenings Institute and the mission of this website. Just imagine what might be possible if we brought out the best in one another and celebrated our mutual successes rather than trying to tear each other down.
Pipe Dream or Real Possibility
The thing that gives us hope is our natural inclinations. Young children accept each other equally, they love hearts and until it is beaten out of them, they love love.
Exploring human nature, we all know the following to be true:
• The body is self-healing and it thrives most fully in a loving, supportive environment. We’re designed for happiness to be our normal state. It supports our physical health, emotional well-being, and our capacity to realize our true potential. We know this because stress and related emotions like hatred, fear, anxiety, and the like are destructive to our health. Stress can even be a killer.
• The heart, at the center of our being, has its own intelligence. We commonly say things like “I have to follow my heart” and “this touches my heart,” without ever questioning what this really means. Interestingly, when asked to point to ourselves, just about all of us point to our hearts.
• Most of the conflict in the world occurs as the result of hatred and religious conflicts, while our spiritual traditions are overwhelmingly built on love. The Golden Rule, “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you,” has correlations in just about all of the world’s religions and philosophies.
Keeping our spirits up and focusing on love and happiness transforms lives. More feels possible, so more is possible. Together, we can make a difference and every one of us matters.
How You Can Participate in The Heart Campaign
The main activity of The Heart Campaign is to immerse the world with hearts, with the goal of focusing more on love and acceptance rather than on fear and hatred. You can print or obtain “have a heart” handouts like ours and leave them around your communities or pass them directly to others. Our second design in here on the right.
Hearts can make a difference anywhere and everywhere, as can a simple smile and caring connection with friends and strangers alike. As more people distribute hearts to their communities, more connections can be made and more love can flow.
As Oprah Winfrey noted:
“I believe that every single event in life happens in an opportunity to choose love over fear.”
We invite you to participate and make the difference only you can make. Imagine the possibilities!
CLICK HERE NOW to join The Heart Campaign on Facebook.