The Essence of Love

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The essence of love cannot be learned.

You cannot study and become loving.

It starts inside.

It is eternal. It is flow.

It is released from your center.

It is to be shared, given away, released unconditionally.

It is not a practiced art where one can become better by reading and repeating.

It is spontaneous. Allowing.

It pours out of your center and fills you.

Once you are full, you can direct outwards to others.

Like a source of power and energy; it radiates out and there is no limit to how far reaching it can go.

This is the essence of love.

One can master in a moment, an instant, by allowing it in.

Feel it filling your entire body.  Your veins, your cells.

It has always been there.  Like a seed.

Like an expanding, multiplying force.

When you have your own love inside, you do not need to take from others.

This is where people are often challenged.

They insist on receiving it first from an outside source.

They bargain for it.  They put conditions on it. They demand it.

It becomes a burden to all that give.

It becomes a requirement for happiness for those that need to receive.

Yet they have their own love themselves.

It is in them.

It has always been in them.

It is there to give away.

There is no end. There is no limit.

It is power. It is radiant.

One cannot stop the sun from radiating. One cannot stop the moon from shining.

There is no end.

One will never run out.

It is in all of us to give.

When we allow our own love to diminish by our negative self talk, that is the only way to reduce.

Others can’t take it away.

They can encourage you to resistance.

They can hold their own love within, making you feel without.

You are never without.

You have your love center.

When you are used to using another’s love instead of your love, you feel the loss when it is taken from you.

You can recharge your own love in an instant if you allow it.

If you free your heart and mind from unloving thoughts, love will expand again.

It’s as if it is hiding.

It is not needed so it retreats.

Charging it up again with thoughts of love will get it going.

Thoughts are not enough to sustain. It needs to feel.

That is really the key. Love is feeling.

The thought comes after the feeling.

Imagine you have no words.

Feel love.

Feel it’s power.

Feel it grow.

Allow it to take over.

Feel it in your fingers, your touch.

Feel it in your happiness, your laughter, your joy, your bliss.

We are blessed with a wondrous ability to think.

We shouldn’t always think first.

Feel first.

Feel love.

Feel happiness, feel joy, feel bliss.

Then think about it.

Think about sharing it.

If we think first, often we block all our feelings of joy and reduce ourselves to our egos.  Our egos won’t allow love.

When we become egoless, we become love.

No one can hurt you when you have no ego.

The ego is like the doorway to despair and angst.

It invites jealousy in.

It invites hurt in.

It invites anger in.

We start at birth with no ego.

We start to build ego doors that close off the power of our own love.

The more we allow the doors to build and block, the more we feel hurt, and rage, jealousy, revenge, sadness.

When most of our doors are closed we are in a state of complete despair.

It is like it is locked away, waiting to be released.

Too often we wait for the other person to fill us with their love.

We don’t open any of our doors.

We don’t give much of our love in return.

We may at first, but then slowly, the doors close again.

We feel slighted—the door closes.

We feel jealousy—the door closes.

Then we are miserable.

The other person starts to withhold love and we feel empty.

Vacant.

We wonder where it went.

We struggle to try to regain the good feeling we once had.

We try coaxing the other person with bribes.

Do this and I will love you.

Here’s a gift-give me love, then I will love you.

We have no need if we have our own love.

We can give it to others without condition.

We can provide an endless supply if our doors are open.

It is infinite. It grows exponentially.

We have the power to give love to anyone and everyone.

One at a time or to large groups.

We can make other people feel love and happiness.

Then they may discover for themselves a desire to have it also.

People can have a profound impact on each other.

You can help others without telling, by allowing them to feel happiness.

Then they will seek more of it, if they discover their own storehouse within.

They can then supply it for others.

Try standing beside some one and without words or gestures, give them love.

Feel love radiate from you.

Share your endless source of love.

Watch it grow.

If we had no words, no language-how would we show love?

How would we show happiness?

Start within.

Be love.

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Weep No More For I am Gone but Not Lost

Weep No More Loss

Weep no more for I am gone but not lost.

I live in the eternal life of yesterday, today and tomorrow.

In the unseen reality of all that is real, all that is true, all that matters.

I am here, hidden from view but surrounding all life. Encompassing it.

Whole. Complete.

A vision of light.

I have no fear. No worries. I am complete.

I take only what I need and give more than I desire.

I am lost in the wind and found in the trees.

I am part of water, part of life, part of death.

I blend into the forgotten and surface in the memories.

I am never gone from you.

I dissolve back into oneness with life.

I am purity reborn. Allow me to roam the caverns and crevices of life.

Let me expand into darkness and shed light.

Hold me close but let me go, expanding evermore into light and love.

When my quest is done, I will rest.

But do not believe I am resting now. I am very much alive and living.

I am better. I am whole.

I can expand into love and life without end.

Could you imagine this? Please do.

Hold no regrets for my passing.

It is of flesh and bones I pass on, but I pass on to life.

I am better now. Can this be?

It can and yes. I have no regrets. Only love. Only kindness. Only forgiveness.

I lived and loved and will continue on this journey.

I am in a new flesh, invisible to you, unseen and misunderstood.

But here I am, speaking now. Full of wonder and joy.

Be happy.

There is more to life than you could ever imagine.

It does not end. It begins anew and yet continues.

We are one.

We are part of something bigger. Something grander than you could ever imagine.

We are without needs. Without worries. Without tears.

There is laughter and joy.

Be joyous. Fill your hearts with love. Drink in life.

Enjoy what lies before you.

Enjoy what lay behind you.

You are part of all of it. Enjoy it all.

There is much that you can do if you allow.

There is much that you can be.

What will you be?

Open the doors to your soul and allow yourself to be love…at all times.

To see the love in everyone.

To experience love. To awaken to joy.

Eliminate doubt. Eliminate worry. Eliminate greed. Eliminate jealousy.

We are one. That is the lesson you seek.

That is all you need to know. So simple, yet so misunderstood.

Can you live it now?

Try.

Be one with all life.

It is there for you.

You are a part of everything so you need not hoard.

You need not worry for having.

You have it all, already.

Dream the dream and it is yours.

What script do you wake up to each day?

What if I told you they are only scripts? They are all movie roles. You choose. You act. You believe. But they are merely scripts.

Write your own script.

Live your own life.

Seek your own joy.

Be not a follower of false promises and beliefs.

Do not live others scripts.

Live yours.

Write yours.

Be yours.

Be you.

Now. Today. This moment.

To whom it may concern

This is a beautiful and touching post from Chris Mihani. Amazing insight.

beauty and life

I’m twenty two years old, and in that short time frame I’ve learned that life is rarely fair. But it goes on. Whether we like it or not, life goes on.

At the same time I’ve realized that life is not always a fair game, and those who play by the rules usually survive and nothing more.

Maybe we live in a dangerous world. Maybe this world has always been “unsafe” for those who weren’t sure what to do.

And I’d like to tell you there’s nothing to be afraid of, I’d like to tell you that failures build a man, that every fall is also a step forward. That what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger…

But the truth is that, most times, what doesn’t kill you makes you wish it did…

Read the rest   To whom it may concern.

Forgiveness

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Forgiveness

By Tessa Saks

 

I am lost in this sea

Of frozen time

Crippled by emptiness of

Distant skies

I look to you for answers

I look to you for truth

Silence

A murmur

A whisper

I wait with heavy patience

Distilled by a night filled

With brilliance

Rising before you

Vanquished

Undone

Forgive me

Colors of sorrow remain

To haunt faded desires

A secret stain

Endlessly resurfacing

Memories bitter and stale

Soured by life

Soured by love

Purify my life

Purify my love

Cleanse the discontent

From the hollows

Of my damaged soul

I wait for redemption

Quiet in the stir of morning

I wait

I want to be new

A sterile heart

And chaste mind

Forgive me

Cleanse me

Purify the unknown depth

Of despair and longing

I wait

I wait for you

Only you

The Path to Love and Joy

Sir John Lavery, Morning, South of France

Sir John Lavery, Morning, South of France

And so you wake and life begins anew,

What can you be now?

Be yourself. Be your whole self.

Share in the energy that is yours.

Expand in love. Grow towards the enrichment of others.

You do not need to teach. You need only to live as an example.

Be the way to joy. Be part of love.

As you move through your day, experience joy in everything you do.

When you seek joy, it will appear.

There is much joy in everything the world has to offer.

There is joy in life. In all life. You need only to see it.

Do you close the blinds off in your mind, in your heart, in your soul?

Do you shut away the chance to experience joy?

Only you can do this.

Only you can close them and rightly only you can open them.

How do they open?

They open when you begin to allow love to flow.

They open when you begin to see the world as it really is, not through your biased opinions.

Your opinions formed by your experiences.

If life has been full of frustration and hardship, of challenges that never see success, you will see the world through them.

Wipe the surface clean.

Imagine you are someone else. Remove old memories and pain.

What would you see?

There is as much good in the world as you want there to be.

Remove the self-made blocks to your soul.

You will begin to open to love.

You will begin to experience joy in the many wonders that are life.

It is not about taking or receiving in life, it is about giving.

You give with your time. You give with your love.

You give with the joy you can share.

Your joy in the world can be shared with others.

That is the key.

Create joy and allow others to experience it.

Let them bask in the rays of your love and joy. Let it inspire others.

There can be no greater joy for you than to give love to others.

Give whether they choose to receive or not.

Do not give money and withhold love.

Do not fool yourself to thinking that money replaces love.

Give the gift of love. Give the gift of joy. Celebrate life.

Help others to see the world as you see the world.

Will you spread joy or fear?

Will you spread hope or misery?

Will you spread beauty or ignorance?

The choice is yours. In every moment. In every decision.

What are you choosing to share?

How are you influencing others?

What words will touch them?

What will they see?

What will they feel?

When you are incomplete yourself you are like a vacuum, sucking joy from others and seeking pleasure from exterior events and opportunities.

You are not creating for yourself and certainly not for others.

You may say, ‘but I am happy when I get what I want.’

Yes, you are, but that is not a happy that spreads to others.

It is a limited happy. It is a different sort of happy. It is a selfish happy that pulls inward.

Be the outward happy.

Be the ‘happy’ that starts inside and radiates out.

Be the happy that is joy.

You are your own church. You are your own religion.

Wherever you are, you have it.

Whatever form of faith or beliefs you hold, you have within you.

The Path to Desire

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You already know.

There is one path. The path you choose.

Look forward. Look ahead to what you desire.

This is the path.

Fill your heart with your desires. Love. Life. Joy.

Whatever you see, whatever you desire. Hold it.

Create it by belief. Create it by allowing. By following your heart. This is the way.

This is the only way.

What is in your heart? Love? Joy? Grief? Despair?

What do you desire?

Hold it. Hold on to it daily. Hourly. Minute by minute.

Ask yourself:

What is my deepest desire?

What results do I truly seek in this moment?

In the next moment?

In all the moments forward?

What destiny will my thoughts lead me to?

What course am I creating in this exact moment?

You will never know the specifics of the course, but you will always know the destination.

Hold that. Hold it in your heart.

Let others see the destiny in your heart by your actions.

Forgiveness and joy will lead to your goals.

Jealously and fear will not take you there. That will be a path to unhappiness.

Are you adding to that path?

Which path are you on in this exact moment?

Adjust.

Be on the path to what you hold in your heart. This is the only way to happiness. The only way to joy.

Hold love in your heart.

The journey to love will be a path with many outcomes along the way.

Embrace them.

Honor them.

Use the moments to fuel new moments. Rising to the surface will be your path.

Question not.

Allow the possibilities to rise to the surface. When you trust and know your true goal, you move effortlessly towards it. Through various means.

This is not a perfect path, but it is a path of opportunity.

This is not the path to riches, but to a rich life.

This is not the path to success, but to a successful life.

There is much joy in the journey.

Allow it.

You can handle it.

Do not deny yourself joy along the way.

The most specific thing we can tell you is to do the work that you most find joy in.

You will not be wrong.

There is no wrong.

Open to the work.

Become the work.

Close off the clutter of others.

Be you.

Discover you.

Discover what you have to say.

Discover what you have to show.

Let that guide you in all.

Trust yourself.

Be yourself.

That is enough.

That is all.

That is everything.

A Loving Belief

Painting by Gabryel Harrison

Painting by Gabryel Harrison

Sonnet CCXXIV

by Petrarch

If a loving belief, an artless heart,

A soft abandon, a courteous desire,

If honest wishes which a pure fire start,

An endless erring through a blind empire,

If on my forehead every thought revealed,

Or in some words broken as soon as heard,

And now by fear and now by shame repealed,

If in violet and love my face interred,

If holding someone else more than self dear,

Ever weeping and sighing without rest,

Feeding on grief, on anger, and torment,

If burning when away and freezing near,

Are the causes why loving I am distressed,

Yours the sin, Lady, mine the punishment.