reply to post by Sahabi
Well, of course we cannot lose, what we really are..
But I'm calling it a prime mover and shaker here, formative, causative, the reason for each season, as well as a mystical dance between objective
reality and subjective being - something we can only merely touch, if that..
What you are referring to, is the attachment of false love, simply eros, based on the myth of romantic love, little more than a biological instinct
exalted to lofty heights of ecstatic ego-dissolution in unity with another person, two made one flesh.
M. Scott Peck, MD in the popular book "The Road Less Travelled" for a time the Guinness Book of World Records holder for the best selling book of all
time next only to the Bible, defines love thusly:
Love is the will to give of one's self for the sake of another's spiritual growth and well being.
But it's ultimately self serving, to a degree, in so far as extending one's self for the sake of love, dramatically expands the self, and self's
alignment with higher self, even Love as a first/last cause, an Alpha and Omega of existence.
I think the test is the fruitfulness of it, what is produced.
What you are calling the fear of the loss of love, is I think, an illusion and delusion born of attachment, which being rooted in fear, amounts to
hatred, whether self hatred or that of other - loves opposite.
Love to be love must be freely given, as a free gift, there's no other way. And here's the secret, imho. To give of one's self for the sake of love
IS, to RECEIVE it, automatically, making of the giving of the gift of love, love itself, which moves like concentric waves from a perfect stone
dropped in prestine waters, or the sound of a well rung bell.
History then is moved by love, in the right direction.
It is a great light shining from the highest mountain, love is.
It has perfect vision. It is not blind, I have to beg to differ.
P.S. Thank you very much for the comment in my profile or on my "wall". You bless me with that, and therefore you too!
See how that worked..!
Love is not something we can have or lose, we either are it, or we are not, and if not, may love find it's way to you wherever you may be. Blessed are
those who mourn they shall be comforted.
One last thing regarding something called "unconditional love":
There is no such thing as unconditional human love, as an expectation
, on the part of the reciever, as something to be "had" from the
other person. BUT, it can be expressed from a person, to another, provided it is given freely, without any strings attached, and there it is!, it
makes an appearance through the old addage that it is "more blessed to give, than to recieve."
"This is my only commandment: Love one another as I have loved you." (last supper)
"Love, and do as thou wilt".
~ St. Augustine
edit on 4-12-2010 by NewAgeMan because: small loving edit added for the sake of love.