Welcome to our new blog, Change the Filter. Our challenge isn’t learning how to love but rather removing the obstacles that keep us from it. Change the Filter will help us identify those obstacles so that our hearts can breathe easy and love freely.
As a general rule, it is essential to replace your air filters in your car and in your home. The longer the filter is in place, the more dirt, dust, and allergens are trapped clogging the filter and thus decreasing efficiency. If you don’t change your filter, it will fail. It will no longer be able to filter the air properly, allowing dust and contaminants to get in to the AC. Dust jams the moving parts such as fan motors and valves. In other words, the AC begins to suffocate because it can’t breathe the way it was meant to breathe. In much the same way, so it is with our hearts and our ability to love unconditionally.
We were born with Love in our hearts; the all-inclusive kind. As we grew older, conditions were thrown into the filter of our hearts that caused our love to be conditional and our hearts were then not able to “breathe” the way they were meant to breathe. Whether it be a misinterpretation of something taught that caused division or an offense that caused bitterness and un-forgiveness, the heart has been limited in it’s efficiency. Our hearts are suffocating and we don’t even realize it. We have forgotten how free it is to “breathe easy” and “love freely”. IT’S TIME TO CHANGE THE FILTER!
How do we change the filter of our hearts? You change it by SIMPLIFYING. We must decrease so that Love can increase. Our filters that we process things through need to be pruned of the “conditions” that weaken our love muscle. Let us put away our self-righteousness judgements and resolve ourselves to say, “My job is to LOVE… JUST LOVE!”