Love is the only thing that every soul brings to earth with it.
A Hindu poet said: "The desire to love brought me to earth, and the same desire to see the beloved I am taking with me to heaven."
Wouldn't it be a beautiful world if just 10 percent of the people who believe in the power of love would compete with one another to see who could do the most good for the most people?
So many of us enjoy taking part in competitions, why not hold a competition of love instead of one that leads to jealousy and envy? If we continue to think and live as if we belong only to different cultures and different religions, with separate missions and goals, we will always be in self-defeating competition with each other.
Once we realize we are all members of humanity, we will want to compete in the spirit of love.
In a competition of love we would not be running against one another, but with one another. We would be trying to gain victory for all humanity, if I am a faster runner than you, you may feel bad seeing me pass you in the race, but if you know that we are both racing to make our world better, you will feel good knowing that we are all racing toward a common goal, a mutual reward.
In a competition of love we'll all share in the victory, no matter who comes in first.
A heart enlightened by love is more precious than all of the diamonds and gold in the world.
The Soul of a Butterfly - Muhammad Ali