Ramakrishna tells a story about a man who is carrying flowers to his girlfriend. He is so concentrated on his love for her and so absorbed in his concern to bring her these beautiful flowers, that he accidentally stumbles across the body of a meditating yogi. The enraged yogi jumps up and yells at the man, "How can you be so clumsy to disturb the peace of my meditation?" The man replies, "I was so absorbed in the thoughts of my love that I didn't even notice you— how come your meditation is so shallow that it can be disturbed so easily?" The point, of course, is that what we love, we pay attention to. Love is the motivating force that gives us the ability to move ahead in our pursuits in this life with singleness of purpose and unbroken concentration. When we really feel great love for some person, we find that it is easy and simple to do the right thing to bring beauty and joy into that person's life.