Love is…

“Be true to Love.
Do not betray Her.
Then, on the day
that the forest of the mind
bursts into flames,
you will not run.
You will remain silent and still;
for this is when Love bears
Her sweetest fruit:
untouched Presence.”

                -Mooji

Some questions on love to ponder over the weekend…

  1. What does love mean to you?
  2. When do you feel loved?
  3. When do you feel loving?
  4. If you knew you were loved unconditionally, just how you are, in what ways would life be different to how it is now?
  5. Whose responsibility is loving you?
  6. What or who is depriving you of love?
  7. What or who is the source of your love?
  8. In what way(s) does love act through you?
  9. In this situation, what would love do?

2 Responses to Love is…

  1. Lisa McLoughlin April 20, 2012 at 5:14 pm #

    1. Love is about connection & compassion and space for similarities and differences. It is a sensation I feel in my heart. A feeling of gratitude.
    2. When someone actively listens to me, cares about me, supports me, takes interest in me, accepts me warts and all, not openly judges me, allows for my differences and uniqueness, and nurtures me. It is a two-way process.
    3. With my closest friends, my mum, my voluntary work, during mindfulness, anything to do with the natural environment, flow states, laughter, eating wonderful food, exercising gently, simply being my authentic self.
    4. I am loved unconditionally by only one person who is a dear friend (my anam cara). It feels like fresh air and freedom, warm and luxurious but a little frightening…When I experience it, I don’t want to let it go so can fall into attachment as it is such a rare experience to have in my life. I have to consciously trust in it and not try and control it.
    5. Loving me is my responsibility in the first instance which allows for love to grow externally.
    6.The ego, competition, judgement, media, the human condition, forcing to conform, losing unique identity and people not understanding me.
    7. Source is from within and the mind/body connection with the universe.
    8. Through my compassion, my laughter, my acceptance of people, my generosity, my openess and honesty, my allowing people to be different while enjoying the connection and similarities.
    9. Love gives me hope for humans to connect with the planet and exist within it’s limits. To live with peoplecare, earthcare and fairshares in mind.

  2. Sally April 23, 2012 at 4:45 pm #

    Lisa – thanks so much for your thoughtful contribution to this post. I’ve very much enjoyed reading through your answers to these potentially very challenging questions and appreciate your willingness to share.

    I was particularly struck by…’When I experience it, I don’t want to let it go so can fall into attachment as it is such a rare experience to have in my life. I have to consciously trust in it and not try and control it.’

    Not an easy tightrope to walk in lightly being with that balance when we connect with love so profoundly…

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