Love is the magic that bridges all gaps.

Please discuss. How does this play out in life?

I’ll start us out. Sometimes we encounter situations that seem downright challenging if not impossible. Things may feel so fractured or polarized that we don’t know what to do. It’s daunting.

Often we’re on one side of the gap. We have a vested interest in the situation and can’t see a way to personally reconcile with the other. To resolve the issue we need to understand that folks with the opposite opinion may be just as right as we are. When we personalize the opposition, when we respect them, when we love them as equally divine parts of creation, we remove much of the sting from the situation. It becomes a problem to be mutually solved rather than a point of conflict.

If we are neutral in a situation, observing the conceptual or emotional gap, possibly in a mediating role, again love and respect for all concerned will help us break the logjam between sides.

Today’s message advises me not to underestimate the power of love to heal and unify. Anything is improved by liberal doses of love and respect. I can love myself and many situations whole.

How about you? How do you apply the magic of love?