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Somehow I think that it is actually all pointless. And any point we find to it is one that we have sharpened with our own personal intellect and
Though it is pointless, it does not mean that it is without weight. We carry with us heavy emotions. Love being one of them.
I believe out of all the things we can comprehend and know, love is one thing we can utilize to create a world with less suffering. This love, the
type of love that is unconditional and is for our fellow man, as brother and sister; It is not the love of self worth, or the love of materialistic
I think love is a powerful concept that moves in the direction of cooperation and for the betterment of all. Every heart has the potential of this
type of love, but because of conditions arising, often this type of growth is snuffed out by the ravenous energies of greed and hate.
We can see though, that one end of that spectrum feeds the self, and in turn takes from our surroundings, draining and contorting the truth in all
things as they are in their own true beautiful way. The other seeks to know and understand, accept and realize what it is that actually is always in
contact with the deepest parts of ourselves.
If one is without love in their life, seek to find it within yourself, not by feeding yourself more greed and delusion, but by finding a way to accept
yourself as you are, and from there building a steady foundation in which to get to know yourself and understand yourself. In this method we can
learn how to be forgiving of ourselves, compassionate of ourselves, and in turn develop the personal skills to be able to live a life rich in
experience of the miracle that actually is happening all the time around us, instead of being caught up in our false notions and expectations of what
life is and should be according to our deluded, scared, misled selves.
If we are to inquire into the aspirations of our deep selves, we will see that the body and the mind seek peace. Often times we come in contact with
a part of this deep peace by way of experiences that never last, whether it be the love felt in a moment with a significant other, or that of a
psychedelic experience on some substance that gives you an altered perception and understanding of yourself and surroundings for a moment. But all
these things are not fixed, and as they inevitably come and go, so does our peace come and go with them.
A type of unconditional love for self and others which brings a deep and centered peace is actually unaltered, unfettered, it has no defilement, no
extra qualities attached by expectation or conditioned reasoning. It is radiant and accepting, but this is a catch 22, because in its acceptance it
gets caught up in the very thing it is contemplating. But we can become mindful of this, we can learn to flow, and from this flow we can become keen
and wise to what actually is happening within ourselves. This type of mindfulness is the anchor in which we can keep ourselves centered in this type
of peace and love.
There are many things to hunger for, but it takes a hungry man to find a piece of food desirable and delicious. Hungers will always return. Hungers
are created by defilement. In eradicating defilement we will find no hunger, but instead a steady out pour in which we can sustain ourselves and
become a betterment to the world around us.