“Love inspires, illumines, designates, and leads the way. Right motives give pinions to thought, and strength and freedom to speech and action.” (Science and Health, page 454)
The rightest motive in any endeavor or thought is always love. Its rightness comes not only from its kindness, but from the very fact that Love truly is the only Cause; Love is the Truth itself, and it is Life. As we come from this ultimate premise of Love, from the demand of divine Love in each moment, we are in line with God and therefore, with reality and power.
It is wise to check your motive before you proceed in something and along the way as well. Is Love truly inspiring me and leading me? Is Love giving me the most comforting way, the one which is best for everyone, and which is compelling me and others toward more understanding, peace, and joy? Or, alternately, is something unloving motivating me? Is it fear, pride, revenge, ego, competitive ambition, or a drive to prove something not fully felt or understood?
Pause and listen for Love’s impelling. It is always there–the motive that causes Life to blossom as it should and Truth to have its day in our satisfied and satisfying activities. With Love as our purpose, we can’t fail to succeed, because in Truth the only intention that makes any sense and that has any power at all is always and only Love.
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