I've read that
Love is selfless giving, or even more acurately, the will to give of one's self, for the sake of another's growth or well being ie: to share in their
suffering (and their joy)
It's also been said that love, to be love, must be free.
therefore the only love that is real, is both selfless, and unconditional.
They never said it would be EASY. It's simple, but not easy to do, let alone to master.
On the plus side, however, to give love, freely, is to actively participate in love itself, which has a transcendant and eternal element, and so maybe
it's not all THAT hard at all. It may be a joy, so large that it's able to carry all suffering and sorrow combined, and still come out laughing at the
end of the day, liberated in love, so that's quite the "paycheck"! And so paradoxically, the very capacity to freely give love generates love as the
most powerful force for transformation, and creativity, in the universe, even here now at the apex of the eternally unfolding creative process, found,
or re-discovered, quite literally in the presence, of the space of nothing (uncertainty), but it's not nothing..
so a person could go practically to any lenghts in this regard, falling in love with love and becoming it, ever moreso, just for fun, and because
there's nothing else to do, nothing else going on of any consequence. In the final analysis at the end of the day.
It is therefore accessible, to anyone, doesn't matter who you are, or where you're at on your "spiritual journey" (perhaps an absurd notion to begin
with), merely by applying wholeheartedly and selflessly, the love principal in relation to anyone, and everyone, and hey, let's face it, there's a LOT
of suffering in our world in dire need of love, that's for sure!
Many people have an object of loving devotion of some kind, and an understanding as well as a practice of bhakti - which is devotional service in
love, generating from "within" (and without) a realm of vast new hope, and new possibility, that is, by its very nature, radically and
transformatively free making real life, and real love, possible, once again, through us. And so, being a "channel of God's peace and love" (St.
Francis prayer), is not only an awesome priveledge, but also fun and creative and the only thing, that makes any rational sense whatsoever in the
It's crazy, this thing called love! Insane! But good crazy, big time!
P.S. Or maybe it's not love that is crazy, but we who were..
edit on 24-12-2010 by NewAgeMan because: i love you.