I really like what you wrote about love, HERE, xenstyle...
Dec 27th, 2007
In the Old Testament Solomon in his Song of Songs describes a love that is strong as death. Then in the New Testament John in one of his letters says God is Love. The Bible’s over all themes is that God is all and all. That Love is all and all! This would mean to me that Love is the one and only thing that is eternal and will last forever. Long after we are all dust Love will still be there. The love we can share now in our lives will always be.
The thing that stands in the way of this real love is our idea of self. Our own self thinking and will has the power to choose or reject this everything-ness. Love is the stuff of existence and this same stuff is inside all of us, through us and is all around us. It’s our thinking that can become the obstacle. And when this self mind thinking is put aside or suspended people touch love they touch the divine. That’s why this is can be so scary and involves so much ecstasy. I’m convinced love is not a feeling or emotion, the feelings and emotions are cause by being touch by this eternal divine.
When this type of whole love is between people it’s something that will last forever. Love or the divine can’t be measured or pieced up. It’s not in some measurement or more here then there. Those kinds of measurements and judgments are the work of our mind and self.
Wrong ideas of what love is can be very harmful to a person’s life. People get very confused about what love really is and our current media only perpetuates wrong ideas and false hopes. I know so many people that just can’t figure out why love doesn’t happen to them. For me it’s easy to see that self is just simply in the way. The Self framework is a normal natural function used to relate to existence. But it’s always after the fact of what’s happening. A reflective knowing of what’s already gone by us. The saying “you never know what you have until it’s gone” is a perfect example of this reflective process thinking. To really know Love one needs to get beyond this after the fact thinking and directly live in the moment of what is. And what is, Is Love. When we love beyond self we love as existence loves. More so we become this existence and become love, That God is all and all; it’s an event and a happening. It’s always here and now and will be forever.
Love is a choice and we have control of how much of this we allow into our lives. When we realize the reality of what love is, we allow this eternal stuff of existence to flow not only in us but through us and join us together. With this kind of love we love unconditionally. In this love we fully and wholly accept each other as we really are. For me Love is a true gift, it can only be given freely and never expecting a return. Any return is then a gift.