All around us people are drowning in pain—the pain of not having sufficient Real Love—and their behaviors resemble the thrashing and screaming of someone who is physically drowning. With increasing frequency and quantity, we see fear, selfishness, anger, and indulgence in pleasure and escape consuming vast oceans of people.
What can we do? We could thump the Real Love books and tell people that they’re missing the point of living. True, they are, but this approach is almost never successful. We can throw them a rope, but most people don’t even recognize that they’re drowning, so on most occasions they just let the rope float on by.
In many cases the most effective thing we can offer people is a land mass to stand on. We can simply LIVE the principles of Real Love, and as we do, we become a land mass rising from the ocean floor to provide people a place to stand. No fanfare, no insistence, just a place for people to stand. As people feel the land under their feet, many of them realize—often for the first time—just how much effort they had been putting into keeping their heads above water. They stand and walk right out of the water.
Some people feel the firmness of the land but refuse to believe that it will be better than the drowning they’re accustomed to. Standing is actually a little awkward in the beginning, requiring different muscles from treading water. So they move to deeper water and continue their struggle with survival. That might seem exceedingly stupid, but if drowning is all you’ve ever known—and you’re managing to keep breathing—then drowning becomes normal, even acceptable.
Accept the land under your feet. Stand up and become the land mass for others who are drowning. The initial sensation might be unfamiliar, but you will be far happier and will become an influence for good—even salvation—in the lives of many.
Learn how to truly love others and give them what they need.