While Albert Einstein insisted, “Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love.”, perhaps it’s time to reconsider his rather vehement disavowal.
Think about it; gravity is a force that attracts any objects with mass, and regardless of our size we humans are pretty ‘massive’. Stop and imagine this fact: at this instant you are actually pulling on every other object in the entire universe!
Now, roll your brain back to middle school, or whenever it was that you first learned about Newton’s Laws. Do you remember Third Law? Right! It’s the rule that states, ‘For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction.’
Pause for a moment and lean into your heart and remember what it feels like when a knee jerk reaction –your own or someone else’s– sets up the conditions for rejection or abandonment, rather than a heart driven response between equals?
So ask yourself, what if the opposite of gravity –Love– is levity?
Love is an attractive principle. For most of us being loved and loving defines what is meaningful and measurable in our lives. Think about the times when you’ve witnessed a loving relationship that seemed to be a sheer demonstration of true love being a karmic or cosmic connection! How often do we reject love because it defies social logic or what we think is ‘acceptable’?
Authenticity that comes from our core generates Loving. When that special indefinable something is allowed to draw close enough to tug at our heart strings, we almost magically lighten up! It’s what my friend Jahnavi Lisa calls ‘honey bunny boo time’! It’s power lifts ours attitudes, positively changes our behaviour, and immediately begins to improve the quality of our life. (This also goes a long way to explaining why someone in the throes of first, new or renewed love, is often little more than entertainment value…)
Food for Thought
What happens to your love of life or another when you lose your sense of humour?
What is the opposites of this kind of gravity in your life?
How would making laughter, love and fun fundamental attract others into your life in a way that lets you experience the joy of BeLonging?