Love Over Fear

It’s not going to be easy, but trust us when we say that it’s worth it.

Love and fear are the two biggest human emotions. All other emotions stem from these two primary ones. Love is acceptance and willingness to go beyond oneself (self-love) or the benefit of another. And fear is the absence of love.

Love comes in two forms, either conditional or unconditional. It’s either free and open or possessive and demanding. Unconditional love is the most powerful and healing of the two and the best gift we can give someone else.

There is a concept called “heart coherence”, which means being focused on the heart, being accepting, appreciative, and compassionate toward ourselves and others.

Research by the Institute of HeartMath shows that when an individual is in “heart coherence” toward themselves and others, their brain wave patterns and biorhythm are affected in healthy ways. Other people near the subjects were also positively impacted by the person’s “heart coherence.”

Here are five specific ways how:

1. Unconditional love creates a more peaceful world.

In August 2013, during the height of Syrian conflict over chemical weapons and possible US military involvement, James Twyman went to Syria and Egypt to perform a concert and pray for love and peace. During his time there, he had 100 thousand people worldwide sending love and prayers for peace. Two months later, the UN averted US military involvement on the signing of the Syrian disarmament plan.

James returned to Syria on February 1, 2016, near Isis territory to perform another peace concert, and again invited people from around the globe to send love and pray for peace, through the energetic highway. This time, several million people participated in the synchronized prayer and meditation with James. We’ll need to wait and see if another miracle in the name of love happens though.

2. Love can give you a much-needed boost.

Choosing unconditional love, acceptance, gratitude, and compassion generates a higher energy within us.

When someone is being judgmental, conditional and demanding with you, it doesn’t feel good. The person’s energy is draining and toxic like they’re a vampire sucking the positive energy right out of you.

But by surrounding yourself with people who are unconditional and accepting, they create a positive influence upon you and lifts you up higher.

3. Love is more natural than fear.

Loving and being loved is basic human desire.

The process of falling in love allows dopamine chemicals to be released in our brains. Studies on romantic love show the brain produces high levels of dopamine for a period, creating obsessive thoughts and behaviors about the person.

Brain wiring and chemicals involved with love are also intended to create the healthy bonding attachment needed for both for mating and raising children.

4. Love can challenge you to be your best, while fear does not.

While it’s scary to fall in love, choosing love, especially for intimate relationships, offers a new pathway to development and understanding. Overcoming that fear as well as other issues can help you to grow as a person. Even if the love doesn’t work out, there’s always something new you’ll discover about yourself.

5. Only love can lead to happiness, not fear.

Open your heart and expand your mind to seek out the best version of yourself, to be of service to others, and treat others with respect. You might risk a lot when you open yourself up, but you would be able to gain so much more by doing it. -C. Sky