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Love makes you healthy, happy, holy…

Today is the day of love in the island of love Bali. It’s the wise time to contemplate love much deeper. For your information, in Bali people do not only express love to the middle human realm and higher realms like gods and goddess. But also express love to the lower realm like satan. For thousand years the Balinese give food (segehan) to the satan. Building house to the local scary spirit called penunggun karang. That’s why this island is unique and authentic.

In the ancient past, the importance of love was only written in scriptures. In our age, it’s been widely researched involving high advance medical machine like MRI. How love truely heals and make people happier. The most important reason why Mother Teresa was not infected by leprocy – eventhough she interacted with people with leprocy everyday – it’s because of love. It’s the story of how love strengthen the immune system. The former US president Barrack Obama lost his father in the age of 2 years old, but deeply loved by his mother and wife. Again, it’s the story of how love elevate soul journey.

In the beginning of 2000, the most threatening force on earth was terorrist bombing. And only in Bali the terorrist bombing was not followed by anger and hatred. On the contrary, Balinese elder provided deep rituals as an expression of love to mother earth. It’s not coincidence by then, the famous book and movie “Eat, pray, love” spread the very touching news worldwide: “Nice food was found in Italy, beautiful prayer was heard in India. But touching love could only be found in Bali”. Again, it’s the story of love and light. To help spiritual friends to understand love much deeper, now let’s contemplate together, how love makes you healthy, happy & holy.

Love has profound effect on well-being…

Love has long been considered a cornerstone of human happiness. The experience of love, whether romantic, familial, or platonic, has profound effects on our well-being and happiness. This is not merely a poetic notion but is supported by scientific evidences.

At its core, love involves a deep connection to others, fulfilling a fundamental human need for belonging and social interaction. This sense of connection can significantly boost our mood and reduce feelings of loneliness and isolation. When we love and feel loved, our brains release hormones such as oxytocin and dopamine, which enhance our mood and create a sense of pleasure and contentment.

Love provides a sence of stability…

Romantic love, in particular, can be a powerful source of happiness. Being in a loving relationship provides emotional support, companionship, and a sense of security. Partners in healthy relationships often share mutual goals, dreams, and experiences, which can increase life satisfaction. The emotional support provided by a partner can help individuals navigate life’s challenges more effectively, reducing stress and promoting a sense of well-being.

Similarly, love within families offers a support network that is often unmatched. Family love provides a sense of stability and unconditional acceptance. Knowing that there are people who will always be there, no matter what, can provide immense comfort and happiness.

Go into practice…

  1. Since the root of all love is self-love, no matter how simple life blessing is, learn to love yourself as you’re. Remember, what happen in the past is not here to punish you, but to teach you.
  2. As you all know, the mind is the source of suffering and blessing. Train the mind to see all from the blessing sides, not the suffering sides. Combine between being positive outside and holistic inside.
  3. Whenever you’re harmed, look deep into the suffering of person who hurt you. As a result, the other’s violenve does not steal your love. It heals your love.
  4. Everything is energy. For that reason, seek also energy. Meaning, grow in the environment which water your seeds of love. Use feeling as your compass. The energy of certain place is supportive when you feel secure, calmer, or even peaceful.
  5. Understanding by doing is much deeper than understanding by intellectualizing. From this perspective, learn to understand love by doing love. From feeding wild animals, taking good care of plants, till loving family. The impact of love will be more profound.

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Shambala meditation center: bellofpeace.org, belkedamaian.org

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About the author

H.H. Guruji Gede Prama

Gede Prama started his spiritual journey through a dialogue with his symbolic Guru in a village at the north of Bali. The journey is then being enriched with his experiences of studying abroad, his meetings with the world greatest spiritual Gurus: His Holiness Dalai Lama, The Venerable Thich Nhat Hanh, as well as Professor Karen Armstrong; and also being deepened by his intense meditation practices.

Despite the fact that he was once a CEO of a large corporation with thousand of employees, and was traveling abroad frequently for the purpose of teaching, yet, being deeply moved by the Bali bombing incident in 2002, he then decided to leave everything and went back to his home island.
He has never leave Bali for the past few years. In fact, he rarely leaves the silence of the forest where he lives, except for the purpose of teaching at the sacred sites within Bali.

more details on Gede Prama can be found on https://www.gedeprama.com

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