To most of us love is a verb – an action word – “I love you!” Or, we sometimes say we love certain music or maybe a favorite dessert. We talk about our love life – or lack of a love life. Sometimes we feel if we don’t have another in our life “to love” or “to love us”, then we aren’t complete in some way. I need you to fulfill me. Check out the article on this blog entitled “Relationships” – for a little more insight here.
It occurred to me a year or so ago that love is also a noun – “I am love!” Actually, I think until we each realize that we are love – it might be difficult to truly love another. Most of the philosophical teachings over time have taught this in some form. I’ve heard it described as your “ground of being”. “God is love” was the mantra of the ’60s. Some people feel that enlightenment is the realization that you are love. Right now. Nothing to do.
Marianne Williamson, when writing about The Course in Miracles says: “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light not our darkness that most frightens us.”
I wonder why we don’t realize we are love – god, source, the universal energy – pick your favorite word – manifesting on this beautiful planet – bringing our own uniqueness to the human community? I don’t have the answer to that question. I have some ideas, maybe for another blog. I’d be interested to hear what you think.
So, again, I conclude with my favorite poet, Rumi: “Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you built against it.”