Love - Universal
"We can only Love as far as we can see"
What is Love?
Each individual will all have their own unique ways of interpreting what “Love” really is. For instance, some people may think Love is about extending their hand out to someone who is in need of help. But some people may think Love is about giving people an opportunity to help themselves rather than helping them directly. Likewise, some people may think that love is about sacrificing themselves by working overtime for their jobs whilst for some they may think that love is about learning to relax and not working too hard. Some people may think Love is about showing physical affection whilst others may think Love is about showing emotional affection and so forth.
Thus everyone’s definition of love will always be different and often Love is defined through examples of Physical Actions of what Actions..
In this article, an attempt will be made to describe Love in its purest form – i.e. at the energetic level i.e. at the level of Reactions/State rather than Actions/Appearance.
Love In Depth
The definition of Love can be understood clearer when we try to understand Love not from individualistic Minds but from the perspective of the Universe – this is because we have the ability to distort the “Truth” with our thoughts and imagination of what it is but Nature will never try to hide the Truth i.e. it is always revealing to us the Truth side of Creation rather than hiding it. I.e. the Nature of Fire will never change, the Nature of Water will never change, the Nature of Earth will never change and similarly Universal Love will never change.
Thus if one really wants to see what Love really is, one can simply witness the nature of the Universe. From One began All. And All is still One.
And as one develops the Knowing of The Self one will gradually realize that as Love is the centripetal Force in the Outer World, it is also the centripetal Force in the Inner World, driving us to live the way we are.
Although we cannot really define what love is or see it as a clear "thing", in every moment are we not trying to “Love” in our own special way? whether it is to fulfil our own desires or to fulfil others, whether it is to help ourselves or other Selves. As one continues to observe more and more one will realize that we are all striving to Love in some form or another in every moment.
Thus the ultimate question that is important is not really about what is "Love" because we are all doing it and we everyone's definition of it will be different.
The important question is how to become more loving than before – i.e. how to improve and refine our Knowing of what Love really is.
Path Of Creator
Love In Relation To The Path Of Creator
The journey is about releasing ourselves from Sufferings so that we can experience Greater Happiness.
So how does Love play in this part?
If we observe the Universe we will discover what Love really is. If we rewind back time infinitely to find the origin of the Universe, we will eventually reach a point of singularity. Thus the unchanging truth is that from One became All. So All is One. We are the Universe, the Universe is within us.
The reason why we experience suffering is because we can choose to reject this truth, to Reject ourselves and each other for being different. Suffering and sadness can be said to be signals telling us that we have become misaligned with the truth.
Now how can one say that we are the rocks, we are the fire, we are the stars when it is obvious to the eyes that we are different? Indeed we are different, specifically we are all physically different that is true.
It is only when we look within that we realize that the essence, the consciousness, the information is all the same.
The more one refines the meaning of love and align themselves with the Universal Truth that all is one, the more one will be able to come closer to experiencing true peace and true happiness within oneself. And ultimately, experience Oneness with everything around them.
So the journey is towards the realization that the Universe exists within us in the same way we exist within the Universe - Creation Within Creation.
So how do we Refine the definition of Love?
The definition of Love cannot be refined through the mental exercises of analyzing of what it is and what it could be.
Love is naturally refined when we address the Cause of why we cannot Love with our fullest Potential – i.e. what is limiting the flow of Love within us, stopping us from seeing all as One.
And as we look within for the Cause what we will discover is that the impediments to Love will always recede back to our Sufferings i.e. our Negativities and Fears.
For instance, how can we ever Love fully when we are in a state of Anger? Or in a state of Fear? Or in a state of Confusion and Greed?
Thus to refine Love we address our Sufferings.
Release the Anger, then one will be able to Love with Clarity
Release the Fear, then one will be able to Love with Courage.
Release the Confusion, one will be able to Love with Wisdom.
Release the Greed, then one will be able to Love Unconditionally.
Thus instead of focusing our energy into analyzing what Love is i.e. what actions is loving and what actions are not - we can simply work on transforming our Sufferings then the Knowing of what Love really is will become clear.
Develop Experienced Knowledge
Instead of focusing on trying to define what Love really is or trying to get others to agree with your definition of what Love is about, turn your attention to the greater work which is to address your the Suffering states of Mind so that we can refine the Knowing of what Love is even more.
The Creator's Meditation / VipassanaLink here
Whenever you experience thoughts about how to love a particular person or be loving in a particular situation in your meditation sessions simply try your best to observe the thoughts coming and going without engaging in it. Realize that it is only when you reach a state of clarity that the answers will naturally surface.
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