“What Would Love Do Now?” – Jason Mraz

“It’s nice to meet you. No, I’m not from outer space. 

But I’d like to take you, to a higher place… Where we won’t ever have to leave the ground… Just ask what love would do now.

If it’s got you thinking about a change of scenery
Try letting go of what it was or how things ought to be
And ask what love would do now,
Just ask what love would do now.

If you care to join me oh when you shake my hand,
Do not let go and soon you’ll understand
What it means to have a friend beside you,
Who’s there to remind you that love is what you are right now.

Ask what would love do,
What would love do,
What would love do now.
What would love do now.
What would love do now.

Ask what would love do,
What would love do,
What would love do now.
What would love do now.
What would love do now.

Oh, what would love do now.

Oh, Love would love to love you now.” – Jason Mraz

Happy Valentine’s Day, Lovers! 

May Love always be within you, all around you, and yours to have and to give… “Love is what you are… Love would love to love you now.” 

Love,

Mish.

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“Fear less, hope more; Eat less, chew more; Whine less, breathe more; Talk less, say more; Love more, and all good things will be yours.”- Swedish Proverb

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Love Sees… And Sees What Love (You) Can Do About It.

 “I abandoned the bird’s-eye view that lets you see everything from above, from the sky. I assumed a worm’s-eye view, trying to find whatever comes right in front of you–smell it, touch it, see if you can do something about it.” – Muhammad Yunus, founder of the Grameen Bank–a unique organization established for the sole purpose of extending microcredit to the poorest of the poor in Bangladesh. 


Soon as I read that, I gained an understanding of what I’ve been seeing, and where I’m being lead, in order to see more.
As for me, the act of abandoning one point of view for the other, is unnecessary.
The idea is to really see, from wherever I am.Sometimes above from the sky.
Sometimes below in the mud.

After nearly two years of seeing from the rock bottom and assuming a worm’s-eye view. At what seems to be the most unlikely of times, I am finding my wings, and being led higher, to see from a bird’s-eye view.
The sudden change of view can be confusing, disorientating and scary. Transitions and change always is at first. But I am learning over and over again that allowing faith to come alongside my fears, changes everything.And the thing about birds is that, they’re not always up in the sky. They’re down on the grass too, seeing from a worm’s-eye view. The difference is, they have the freedom of choice. To also see from the rock on top of the ground, or to see behind green bushes. Or go higher up, for a different point of view, from tree to tree, till it’s time to soar higher still.

“I braced, feeling my heart thudding in my chest. Come on, little bird. Come on. But the bird didn’t move. It seemed afraid, petrified. Suddenly the mother bird appeared. She gave her youngling a gentle push, and off it flew. The bird soared over the treetops… listen for the Voice that bids us come to the edge, and that we would welcome the gentle push of God, who is both our wings and the wind that bears them up.” – Sue Monk Kidd
What are you seeing today, right where you are? Are you seeing that your very presence in your present circumstances, can make a difference to those around you?
Love is not blind. Love sees… and sees what love (you) can do about it.
And sometimes, it is not so much a matter of doing, but a matter of being. Just be present. Be there. Be aware… remember them in prayer.
Could it be, you are right where you are, to be Love in the midst of a raging storm?
“From a bird’s eye view I can see we are family… from a bird’s eye view I can see you are just like me.” – Jason Mraz

Love,

Mish.

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“Fear less, hope more; Eat less, chew more; Whine less, breathe more; Talk less, say more; Love more, and all good things will be yours.”- Swedish Proverb

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WE MADE IT! Happy Anniversary! It’s Been 1 Year, 1 Month, 3 Days Since The Idea For The Love Culture Took Flight. It’s Been Real Nice Playing Captain Of This Ship And Having You Aboard! ;)

TIME FLIES! I just never imagined The Love Culture would be flying all over the world, too! 🙂 I’m looking at my stats and it’s pretty mind boggling. My blog has travelled to all these exotic, distant countries in all corners of the earth, before I’ve even set foot in it!

…What a dream come true! 🙂 Thank you for dropping by and subscribing (65 awesome subscribers!) and leaving sweet notes.

It’s been worthSMILES! 🙂

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“…you’re never alone.”

Love,

Mish.

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“Fear less, hope more; Eat less, chew more; Whine less, breathe more; Talk less, say more; Love more, and all good things will be yours.”- Swedish Proverb

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Love Does No Harm To Others

“If you LOVE your neighbour as much as you love yourself you will not want to harm…

…All ten (commandments) are wrapped up in this one:

to LOVE your neighbor as you LOVE yourself.

LOVE does no wrong to anyone.

That’s why it fully satisfies all of God’s requirements. It is the only law you need.” – Romans 13:9-10, (The Living Bible translation)

“LOVE does no harm to a neighbour;

therefore LOVE is the fulfillment of the law.” – Romans 13:10 (New King James Version)

“Who is my neighbour?”

An expert in the law had asked Jesus that question, after having tested Jesus on what must be done to inherit eternal life, according to the Law.

Jesus replied with the now world famous story of The Good Samaritan. And asked him in return, “Which of these three do you think was a neighbor to the man who fell into the hands of robbers?”

The expert in the law replied, “The one who had mercy on him.”

I am referring to passages found in Luke 10:25-37, just in case you may want to check that out for yourself, which I’d gladly encourage you to do.  

Besides the person / people living next door, Merriam-Webster dictionary also clearly defines Neighbour as, A Fellow Man.

A Fellow Human is your neighbour.

So what do we do with Our Fellow Man?

Jesus said, “This is my command: LOVE each other”. – John 15:17

And one of the hardest teachings of Jesus is found in Luke 6:27, “But I tell you who hear me: LOVE your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you… If you (only) love those who love you, what credit is that to you?”

But it makes total sense that He would ask this of us, because it means:

LOVE your neighbour as yourself.

LOVE does no wrong to anyone.

LOVE does no harm to a neighbour.

I love this song by Jason Mraz, “What Would Love Do?” When a friend, Stephen Ryan, shared this song with me, what struck me was its similarity to the famous question “What Would Jesus Do?” But the version he gave me didn’t have Jason telling us how he came up with the idea for the song. So I find it amusing when I discovered his thoughts behind it…

“There’s a famous bumper sticker that says What Would Jesus Do? I don’t know, I haven’t seen Him in a while. But what moves me is when I think What Would Love Do?

I realise it’s the same thing. So when you find yourself in any predicament, ask yourself, What Would Love Do?” – Jason, on his idea behind the song What Would Love Do?

I can see what Jason’s trying to do here. Sneaky. But I like how he drew a parallel between What Would Jesus Do? and What Would Love Do? If you know what Jesus is all about, you’d agree too, “It’s the same thing.”

Because I enjoy the slower, reflective version Stephen shared, more:

Love,

Mish

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Michelle Tan is the Founder of The Love Culture ‎~ Inspiring A Loving Way Of Living. https://www.facebook.com/theloveculture

Her mission is to make space for Faith, Hope & LOVE through her writings, clothing line ROX/STA http://www.roxstastudio.com & music.