No joke, serious and concerning as we watch these resources be squandered and disrespected. Those who pay attention know that we've already crossed peak-production in oil, and that there is far less attainable remaining resource there than our current demands require. It's a no-win situation, turning a blind eye to is not going to change the nature of a finite resource. That's a drag, and a very real one that we live with and will deal with, either in our generation, or in one of the generations that is already alive at this point.
But, I'm here not to venture into a discussion on the morality of excess consumption on shared resource - maybe another day. I use the above to concretize the concept - finite resources require moderation, respect, efficiency, and an exit strategy when finite finally finds finality!
Love, on the contrary, is an unlimited resource - it is infinite, emergent and omnipresent. Say it again, LOVE IS LIMITLESS... However, our world continues to provide examples of greed, hoarding, resource mis-use, social injustice and a 'lack' mentality as we all 'try to get ours', often at the expense of others. Makes it hard to remember what we can give, freely and in devotion.
Love must be defined as energy in motion, with unlimited kinetic and catalytic properties - there is not a limited supply. So, if love was a dollar, and I gave you a nickel, and my other friend a dime, and a stranger a penny, I don't end up going home and only 'loving the wife at 84 cents on the dollar'... rather, she still gets the entire dollar, and I've created an additional 16 cents of 'wealth' that is not hoarded, greedy, finite, or owned by anyone. I distribute it freely, for it is not mine, nor of my creation - it's an energy in existence that I can tap into and become a conduit for (like Prana - do you really think we'll ever run out?!)
Instead of worrying about fair, depletion, usage, return on investment or potential future consequences, love provides lovers the opportunity to see the transmutative effects of the most alchemical emotion and energy. Indeed, the overall resource is increased and therefore is presents more availability for distribution: more and more folks can partake in utilizing the resource in order to build a more loving, caring, engaged and ennobled community.
So, I urge you - make love real, make it a choice, make it a mission - not 'kitty cat' love, not doilies and lace, not with your besties or your family, but with the strangers, the disenfranchised, to those who have wronged you, to those who have greatly disappointed you, to those who have harmed you, limited you, tried to confine or hold or dominate.
Love yourself, love others who make it easy, by all means; but take on the great mission - love freely, love indiscriminately, love with your heart, not your intellect. Sounds really hippy-dippy, sure, but go ahead, try... it's the most arduous (ardor, love) adventure one can undertake.
Can you love those who have disappointed and hurt you - can you love you for those same failings? Can you say "I love you" in friendship and fellowship as well as in devotion and commitment? Can you put love as the first choice, the most important choice, and then finally, the default choice?
Love - it's about more than hearts, flowers and sweets; it's about being committed to the divinity within one's self and in all Selves. We live in separation, when in reality all is union - make love the bridge, the tether, the lighthouse in the storm, the ladder in the pit, the candle in the darkness, the light in your eyes and the light of life!
PS - I LOVE YOU, for realz!! Give thanks and praise!