Would you like to rule your world? To have such power and mastery over your own mind and life that you can achieve your dreams and help others reach theirs? If the answer is “yes,” then you need to become a Love Warrior—a person who is strong, confident, and fearless, while at the same time. loving, empathetic, and compassionate. On Part Two of our Love Warrior (LW) series, we learned how to develop the amazing LW skill of Intelligent Selflessness—self-confidence and self-love combined with forgetfulness of self and loving and serving others. Here’s what you need to do to be an unstoppable Love Warrior who has Intelligent Selflessness:
*Do small good deeds. Open the door for someone, help an elderly person cross the street, listen to a hurting friend, help a needy person. When you do these small selfless acts, you build your internal enthusiasm and confidence for doing more for others as you uplift your own spirit in the process.
*Take pleasure in the success of others. The best way to defeat the cloud of envy is to be happy when others succeed. When you do this, you realize that the Universe is an abundant place that has more than enough resources for everyone, including you. Learn from other people’s successes and you will be successful as well, in your own way.
*Find selfless mentors. Study the lives of people—current or historical figures—who have made a great impact on the world through their selflessness and desire to help others. Model yourself after these inspiring individuals (Gandhi, Mother Teresa, Malala Yousafzai, people you know personally). Smile as they smiled, use humor like they did. Imitate their actions by bringing hope to the hopeless, food to the hungry, and love to the loveless.
*Lose your desire for time hoarding. In our busy world, many people think, “I don’t have time to help others; I barely have enough time for myself and my loved ones.” This is the wrong way to think. When you’re a Love Warrior, you realize that loving and serving others is the best possible use of your time. Although you practice self-care and meet the needs of your loved ones, you also make the time to extend love and support to others around you. You pause from your day to smile and say “hello,” listen attentively to hurting people, and do what you can to alleviate suffering. By doing this, you will not only help others, but you will also slow down and bring more calmness, relaxation, and contentment into your life.
When you become the Love Warrior, you will disarm aggression and fear, and you will create an atmosphere of peace, harmony, and understanding. At the same time, you will not be a pushover—you will know when to fight and stand your ground—as you vanquish cruelty and injustice. You will also know when to yield, serve, and give. In the end, your shield is understanding and your sword is love. Your ultimate aim as a Love Warrior is to bring harmony and love to the world, one person at a time.