What the World Needs Now is Love


What the world needs now is love, sweet love

That’s the only thing that there’s just too little of…

When Hal David and Burt Bacharach collaborated on this often recorded song, the words resonated throughout the world.  Of course, the world needs love.  We all need love.  Don’t we long for it, search for it, go out on a limb for it?  Isn’t it what we hope for and dream about, in so many ways?  But what kind of love do we hope to find?  Is it some trivialized version of a Hollywood movie?  Is it saccharin and filled with over wrought feelings that are transitory?  Is it some kind of sexual bliss?  What kind of love do we want? What sort of love endures?

There is a love like a small lamp that goes out when the oil is consumed,

or like a stream that dries up when it doesn’t rain.

But there is a love that is like a mighty spring, gushing up out of the earth;

it keeps flowing forever and is inexhaustible.

Isaac of Nineveh

Forever flowing?  Inexhaustible?  Add to that, unconditional — a love that does not change based on conditions, actions, behaviour — one that is just there, forever, like a warm embrace you can experience at any time.  You can count on it.  It IS NOT going away, for any reason.  It just rests there, like a gentle flame in your heart, waiting and hoping that you remember it is there, ever-present inside you.  This love does not alter based on outer acceptance or the whims of the world.  It does not rise and fall. It does not disappear.  It does not need another person to endorse it or prove it.  This love just is.  It has always been there and is eternal.  You can “take it to the bank.”

God is but love and therefore, so am I.

Lesson 173

A Course in Miracles

It is said that the essence of yoga, as a belief system,  is love.  In fact, all true spiritual paths converge on this point.  The goal is LOVE.  The path is LOVE. The truth is LOVE.  You don’t have to seek it out.  You already have it.  You already are it.  When in doubt — and you will have doubt from time to time, such is our conditioning — repeat the phrase:  I LOVE MYSELF COMPLETELY NOW.  See what happens. Watch how your mind, thoughts, body, and your world changes.  LOVE is what the world needs now.  How lucky for you that you already have it!

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About deannemincer

Deanne Mincer has been a long time student of religious and spiritual studies. For many years, she was a practitioner of yoga and in the late 1980's she was drawn to share her enthusiasm by becoming a yoga teacher. Her certification, from the Himalayan Institute, was a comprehensive two year program including the study of anatomy, diet, nutrition, Ayurvedic medical practices, the methods of teaching hatha yoga, the science of breath and the study of raja (the royal path of yoga) philosophy. She has taught yoga, meditation, and spiritual classes for more than twenty years. In the mid 1990's she became a follower of Siddha Yoga where she experienced a spiritual awakening called shaktipat and her teachings took on a new and freshly informed understanding. As Deanne continued her studies, she learned level one in Reiki and also sutdied with Henry Grayson, Ph.D. where she refined her work with muscle testing and the complex of energy healing methods Dr. Grayson has developed for use with his patients. Dr. Grayson's work is illuminated in his books, Mindful Loving and Use Your Body to Heal Your Mind. Deanne teaches group and private classes in yoga as well as stress reduction programs and meditation in many forms (sitting, walking, whirling, meditation in action, and "sleeping" meditation called yoga nidra). She has developed methods of using yoga in treating those with life threatening diseases as in the programs she designed for Gilda's Club and Friends in Deed in New York City. She was a consulting producer on an alternative health program for CNBC's Alive and Wellness, and she has demonstrated yoga on network television. Deanne created the audio DC, Inner Light Yoga with Deanne Mincer and she has spoken widely and demonstrated meditation in many venues. Deanne is an enthusiastic and joyful teacher. She is known for the keen interest she takes in her students' physical and spiritual development. She stresses that each student should work at their own pace in a non-competitive and caring environment. You can read some of the comments her students have shared in the Tesimonials Section of this site. Her teaching is grounded in her own steadfast spiritual awareness - that each of us is a being of eternal light and love and that we can all come to knowing this truth for ourselves. She is eager to help guide you on this joyful path of body, mind, breath and spirit.

One response »

  1. Deanne, How “love”ly, how charming this is! It is so deceptively simple, yet so wise. I’m enjoying your blogs so much. You are a wise and wonderful writer.

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