What unites humanity? I can’t escape the word ‘Love’. Much as my social mind says, ‘that is so cliche’, the word keeps tapping on me, gently but persistently. So I listened and here I am.
I have written about love, and I know there is much more to it. What unites humanity is beyond romantic love, what unites humanity is Universal Love. Esoteric, perhaps. But this is a test of my understanding of Love, to see if I can explain it simply. As Albert Einstein said, ‘If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough’.
Universal Love exists without the ego, yours and mine. Universal denotes an attention away from our narrow world to the world outside of our lives, of our experiences, of our way of being. And this Love we speak of, comes from a place where the egoic ‘I’ does not exist. This Love is encompassing, it radiates from a place of purity, selflessness and non-attachment.
I guess the intellectual mind can turn this into a discourse, a philosophical discussion that is endless. Science will study and test never really reaching an indisputable result. But you know deep within you this Love I am speaking of. This is the Love we yearn, the Love some of us have glimpsed in our lives. The Love that does not judge, the Love that has no boundary, blind to colour, race or creed.
I am not sure if I have explained it. Perhaps understanding Universal Love with the mind is never really the test. Love is after all a feeling, one in which we emote with different characteristics. Love is also something we express through our word and deed, without expectation of returns, rewards, praises, approvals; regardless of the subject or object of the Love or dare I say, there is no specific subject or object. There is only being in that state of Love.
The most important aspect of love is not in giving or the receiving: it’s in the being.
Have I set the bar too high? Have I state my ‘case’ too strong? How do we even approach this state of being Love personified?
I have no answer except this: if you are mindful and still, you will know Universal Love is. Calm and peace settle over you, an immovable equanimity. Loving Awareness and Loving Kindness would be a great start.
And for those of us who needs a little prompt, consider these:
- If the feeling is more for your ‘wellbeing’ then it is more likely to not be the Love;
- If the feeling is preconditioned on something else or someone else then it is more likely to not be the Love;
- If the feeling is limited or restricted to certain things or criteria then it is more likely to not be the Love.
Is this a positive post for BeWow? You be the judge.
Know that this Love exists, and everyone of us has the capacity to be it. Oh, did I not say? Universal Love is positive energy, and we are bathed in it every moment of every day. Beloved, you are Love.
Being love is a supreme creative act. Ram Dass
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