I recently spoke with a close friend about a conflict I am facing and asked for his guidance. He said, “The only way through is love.” I immediately knew in my heart that he was right. Why is love the only way? Because love is real. Love is the unique capacity of living beings to express through being the unity of all of creation.
Conversely, fear and hatred result from the illusion of separateness. Once we perceive a person or situation that we judge to be creating pain in our lives as separate from us, we manufacture a duality that gives rise to opposition and resistance. We then feel vulnerable, threatened and weak, as we have disconnected from our true nature. The only responses available to us from this level of consciousness are fight, flight or freeze.
However, as Nisargadatta points out, “The real does not die, the unreal never lived.” In any given moment, we have the opportunity to align ourselves with reality or with illusion. That upon which we focus the light of our consciousness and attention grows, just as a plant grows when it receives energy from sunlight. Today, I choose to illuminate everything I see with the light oflove from my heart. For me, this is the only way through.
Yours in wellness and love,