Ideals And The Standards Of Love

The post; “Changes That Make A Difference“, generated a request that has inspired a new post; “Ideals And The Standards Of Love”.

REQUEST
Would love for you to share more of your insights about the “standards of love” (as hinted in the lines below):
-Make a difference by making the changes that are necessary to establish your ideals.
-Ideals should not fall short of the standards of love.

MY RESPONSE
Ideals and The Standards of love are the keywords or should I say, the bones of contention?
I do not have a previous single post that completely addresses those issues to my satisfaction, but I have a few that could build a premise around where I am headed. Taking a look at “You Are A Perfect And A Faultless “You”. You Are Flawless!” and “Advice: Beauty, Admiration, Standards And Self Optimization“, would lay some basic foundation on ideals.
Meanwhile, to do justice to this request, I would have to come up with a completely new and more precise post.

Now, let’s tackle the first extract that necessitated the request for, “Ideals And The Standards Of Love”, which says:
“Make a difference by making the changes that are necessary to establish your ideals.”

Ideals are your most excellent imaginations of what you expect or desire.
An ideal is your most precise imagination, description or expectation of perfect.
An ideal is the most appropriate, most correct or most right alternative.
I have defined ideal in my own words. Sin, in my opinion, is falling short of one’s ideal. Our ideals are based on a cummulative of our knowlege, experiences and faith. Our ideals often play out in reality. When we believe that it is impossible to be perfect, we fall short of our description of perfect because it does not coincide with our belief or faith.
When our expectations coincide with our faith, it is evident in our expressions, attitude and aim.
One who believes strongly in the imagination always reproduces the imagined models in reality.
Most innovations, compositions and creative works manifest through believing conceptions, recognizing the processes to actuallize them and taking the necessary actions that coincide with actuallizing the ideals.
To actuallize your ideals, it is necessary to make certain changes.

“Insanity: doing the same thing over and over
again and expecting different results.” -Albert Einstein

“The ideal you dream of being is sooner than now and is brought
into being by a change in your reactions to life.” -Neville Goddard

Making excuses, complaining and blaming others, have deprived a lot of people from focusing on what it takes to actuallize their ideals.
Reality always falls to the level of faith.
No man can prove a point that he does not believe.
No ideal is attainable if it is not believed.
Now can you see what it takes to make a difference?
Many people react to life based on circumstances, others conform to the patterns that they see, but those who make a difference believe their ideals and
work accordingly.
I believe that this explanation has given some clarity to the statement:
“Make a difference by making the changes that are necessary to establish your ideals.”

The second extract that necessitated the request for, “Ideals And The Standards Of Love” says:
“Ideals should not fall short of the standards of love.”

Now that we know what ideals mean and we also know that with faith, we can actuallize our ideals, it is also important to note that our ideals must be based on love.
Love makes life beautiful!
Without love, the world would have disintegrated by now.
Love is selfless and seeks to enhance others.
I still have not found any other spoken or written account that best describes my perspective of the standards of love than this:

1 Corinthians 13 New International Version (NIV)
If I speak in the tongues[a] of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a
resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. 2 If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries
and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can
move mountains, but do not have love, I am
nothing. 3 If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast,[b] but do not have love, I gain nothing. 4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not
easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. 8 Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will
be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass
away. 9 For we know in part and we prophesy in part, 10 but when completeness comes, what is in part disappears. 11 When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a
child. When I became a man, I put the ways of
childhood behind me. 12 For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to
face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully,
even as I am fully known. 13 And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.

Footnotes:
a. 1 Corinthians 13:1 Or languages
b. 1 Corinthians 13:3 Some manuscripts body to the flames.

Permit me to play around with some rhymes. I recently encountered the word, “Odium”, and I see it as one big trait in people that antagonizes the love in them.
Some people mount the podium to exude odium.
Such foul action, springs from ill intention.
Consider yourself a medium, to put smiles on faces.
When you seize the attention of a stadium, express love.
Don’t feel more important than oxygen or sodium, personify love.
Neither imitate people nor counterfeit the properties of rhodium, become love in person.

Nnamonu Tochukwu.
Teecee.
Ideals And The Standards Of Love.

I came across a prompt that reminded me of ideals: Daily Prompt: I Pledge Allegiance
For me, living up to our ideals, is patroitism.

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About teeceecounsel

Who am I really? Can that be defined yet? Probably by the time I'm long gone and all the pieces of my activities are compiled and analysed then you can know what you want to know about me. Meanwhile, I write. Not because I love writing but because I love people. I love to care and love to share. I'm a deep thinker and I love to believe in the impossible. The ideal is attainable and a shot at it must be given. Don't say 'It won't work' rather ask 'how will it work? Nobody is ever doomed unless they made the choice. To resist good and to adopt evil is already doom. To loose hope is to choose doom but to believe that every step is a passing phase leading towards your hope is to choose progress. I may go on and on but my posts say it all. I don't force you to agree, I only say enjoy!
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17 Responses to Ideals And The Standards Of Love

  1. “When we believe that it is impossible to be perfect, we fall short of our description of perfect because it does not coincide with our belief or faith.” PERFECTION… (the nun in second grade used to call me Miss Perfect… it almost turned into reverse psychology) We shouldn’t even give the possibility of imperfection the time of day…we should always strive towards perfection… And perfection will be that, out utmost capacity to achieve which will be defined solely by our abilities, innate or acquired… We should not let our goal of perfection be defined by our mind before we even try… Still reading… ๐Ÿ™‚ this promises to be good! Fabulous way to start the day, Thanks Teecee, Alexandra

    • Mrs Perfect! ๐Ÿ™‚
      That’s nice to know.
      I am also glad you escaped the reverse psychology trait.
      It’s quite a long post, so I understand the break to comment…
      I hope your students are good?
      Don’t relent from giving the best.
      Enjoy!

  2. “4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not
    easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. 8 Love never fails.” ๐Ÿ™‚ this is so beautiful… Love is a cumulation of many wonderful feelings and attitudes all lived and expressed selflessly! (Monday, crazy day, could not get back to reading the post sooner)

    • Sure, my dear. Love is a cumulative of a whole lot of beautiful and selfless virtues.
      Love seems to be the summary of goodness or the single word that encompasses all purity, chastity, sincerity and honesty.
      I’m glad you made it through Monday and can atleast rest and blog.
      Welldone! ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Haven’t blogged but have done some blog hopping… I did catch up with some student homework that needed checking…business before pleasure ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Oh, sure! Business before pleasure.
        I can always count on your discretion in handling priorities.
        Keep it up! ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Blogging and bloghopping, despite being pleasures, they do get to the top of my priorities on those days when business is slow… Although, of the two, blogging is the one that gets less chances to be a priority ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

      • Sometimes it is beautiful to explore the thoughts that other people have shared. At some other times, there is something we might just be so eager to share.
        Whichever one becomes priority at whichever time should always be given the attention that it requires.
        Life is balanced by sharing and collaboration.
        Give and take is very common in maintaining the equilibrium.
        I’ve been quite busy lately, I hope you are good?

      • Just as I suspected when someone does such a wonderful job at blogging, it’s evident that devotion and true joy is behind it, so I infer that work would be what’s gotten between you and your blog Teecee… Not to worry I am a faithful fan and will patiently wait for your next post ๐Ÿ™‚

      • These seem to be the most reassuring words I have ever heard from a human friend!
        Thank you so much, Alexandra. You may never understand how much these words mean to me.
        I hope to post soon, that’s if I don’t sleep off on the post, like I did last night. ๐Ÿ™‚
        You are a true friend!

      • save draft! save draft! thank you Teecee from the heart my friend!

      • Smiles! I’ll do just that. You are welcome! ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Jill Cheeks says:

    Humbled. My first response to your post. Thank you.

    “Feedback” was one of the next feelings I had. Feedback that I had questioned my truth, my understanding, the meaning I had given to your words (yes, specifically ideals and love) and reached out, and with love you responded and gave your counsel.

    I read the two posts you recommended prior and therefore have lots of words and feelings swimming around inside.

    The foundation for me is trusting my source, my innate being and remaining true. Yes, with this deep acknowledgement of self expressed with compassion and love, a simple formula for living and breathing my perfection.

    To your highest and best self Teecee.

    • Thanks so much for your words, Jill. They are very encouraging and inspiring. Appreciation of the little effort we make in responding in the best we can, often encourages us to keep up with such.
      I’m so glad you enjoyed all the posts and I am encouraged by the fact that you did your best to send feedback.
      Functioning at our best and working towards our ideals in love has no substitute. It’s amazing what you can accomplish when you believe that you can do all things.
      Thanks for stopping by. ๐Ÿ™‚

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