If I dig a hole in my backyard, it’s very unlikely I’ll find gold—not even the tiniest amount. Gold turns out to be a fairly rare element. If I know where to look, however, my odds of finding gold increase considerably. An average gold mine produces roughly ten grams of gold per ton of ore. That translates to one ounce of gold found in about 100,000 ounces of rock.
The more I know, and the more selective I am, the greater the yield. The amount of gold, for example, in a single ton of printed circuit boards from old, discarded computers is the same as in 100 tons of gold ore.
Similarly, increasing the yield of love in our lives is greatly facilitated by knowing where to look. Simply starting with a correct definition is enormously important. Then we can learn more about the nature of it—by reading, for example—and spend time with people who have it. At each increasingly selective step, the yield increases dramatically, until I can fill my life with Real Love and be far less distracted by the noise of the world.
Anything I do to increase the yield of love in my life is worth every effort I make in that direction.