Over a period of more than thirty years, Real Love has been developed by experience, intuition, and inspiration, and during that time it has been thoroughly tested practically in uncounted thousands of lives, marriages, workplaces, and other relationships. Real Love has proven to work, over and over. It simply works as a coherent whole, and—nearly unbelievably—it works every time people have consistently applied its principles.
There is no doubt that some individual people find their Real Love experience to be enhanced by meditation, prayer, religion, exercise, good nutrition, and more. I have learned, however, that when people mix the TEACHING of Real Love to other people with the teaching of other principles, problems arise with a nearly uniform consistency. Let me try to explain with a metaphor.
If you mix pure blue paint with pure yellow paint in equal measure, what you get is green paint. Every time. It’s perfect and reliable. If you want green, just mix blue and yellow. Works every time. Now, what if you mix blue and yellow, but then you also add some red? Do you get green? No, you don’t. You change the production of green by adding something else.
And so it is with mixing the teaching of Real Love with the teaching of other philosophies, theories, and practices. When other teachings are mixed with the teaching of Real Love, something happens to change the effectiveness of Real Love. The “coherent whole” mentioned earlier is altered. Some people are confused. Some people replace elements of Real Love with elements of the other teachings. Some people elevate other teaching to a position equal to that of unconditional love, thereby diluting and even eliminating the effect of love. Some people simply get lost in the jumble of it all.
I am NOT saying that there is no place for the study of philosophy, religion, spirituality, nutrition, science, history, and more. Silly. Most of these studies, in fact, have a beneficial effect in the lives of many people, as long as the foundation of all of it is Real Love. Most truths—even theories—become interesting, fun, and even beneficial IF they are built on Real Love, but when they’re mixed in with the teaching of Real Love, problems begin.
Allow me to continue the “foundation” metaphor a little further. Windows are an important part of any house, as are doors, walls, a roof, flooring, and more. They’re all good elements of the whole, but without a solid foundation—of concrete or rock, for example—all these elements become useless. They might look good upon initial installation, but without a good foundation, they will crack and fall apart.
Similarly, Real Love is the foundation upon which all other good things can be built. Without the foundation, other principles and practices do not lead to genuine happiness. Moreover, to continue clarifying our discussion of “mixing things up,” imagine the effect of mixing the windows, or the doors, or the walls, into the concrete as it’s being poured to create the foundation. The mess would be unspeakable and unusable, and THAT is what happens when we mix the teaching of other things in with the teaching of Real Love.
Real Love works—powerfully and consistently. Start with that. Teach it as it’s written and taught in uncounted books, CDs, DVDs, seminars, website pages, conference calls, and more. Then, when your foundation is solid, see what you can build on that strong and happy beginning.