February is American Heart Health month and what makes a heart healthier than being full of love? Ancient civilizations believed the heart was the seat of the brain. Choosing to think loving thoughts permeates my feelings, my decisions and ultimately my actions. The result of such a choice is not only a boomerang of love coming back to me but also a mathematical law of operations that I equate with the ‘house advantage’.
Suppose you walk into a casino and at that very moment someone wins the “jack-pot”, you might think to yourself, gee I should become a gambler too for it seems to pay-off. But probability proves the odds are against it and if you play long enough, you’ll loose everything.
Life is like a casino where the house, or universal truths, holds a slight mathematical advantage over the guest. I liken this advantage to the house operating out of love and the guest operating out of fear. The percentage is quite small, maybe only 1%, so that the guest wins once and a while, but the longer the guest plays, the more he or she will ultimately loose because the house has the advantage.
Love holds the house advantage speaks to me in everything I do, as I ask myself, am I coming from the advantage of love or from the disadvantage of fear? I may win the argument but I’ll loose the war. Acting out of anger feels right sometimes, it disguises itself as justice in so many ways and when I win, I have the rush, the allure of “winning” that it can become my focus.
We have to trust love, if we don’t trust love, we will ultimately loose. We cannot win by all the derivatives of fear — hoarding, cheating, dishonesty, being less than, defensive, antagonistic, warring, aggression to serve the self – even when we think we are “right”!
How can you monitor whether you are approaching a situation from the viewpoint of love or from the viewpoint of fear? The way I evaluate this is by looking deeply within… I attempt to “feel” what might be the kernel, the seed, of the thought, word or action that is coming forth. Is the seed based in fear (power over others, proving my rightness, evening the score, sadness, anxiety, anger) or is it based in love (joy, excitement, abundance, the happiness of others)?
If I choose to have my thoughts, words and actions generated from a sense of love, I will be loving. Then I experience love and my life experience is all there is. The experience I am having right now is what matters. For that’s all there is!
If you had the choice of being the owner of a casino or the any of the patrons (gamblers) of the casino, which would you choose? The answer is obvious, right. Be the owner of the casino; for the owner of the casino wins in the long run.
You have the same choice when it comes to how you experience your life. Choose thoughts, words and actions which spring from a “seed or root of love”. Some call it the “Secret” and some call it the “Power of Attraction”. I refer to it as “Love Holds the House Advantage”.