Love is a powerful word, in it lies the affections and longings of billions of sentient souls that have wandered the universe past and present. Love is the dissolution of two into one.
Love need not be between only between man and woman, friend and friend, parent and child. Love can also be between you and the cosmos, you and yourself. life and consciousness… If this sounds a bit too spooky, I say unto you, open your heart and let your heart speak and judge. In fact your heart neither speaks nor judges, not that your heart is mute or impassionate… Not at all, your heart is ever perfectly eloquent as it is ever pouring out love unconditionally…
I sincerely believe that our quest in life is to discover what it is that sometimes blocks and hinders this outpouring of love. Love is truly something unspeakably beautiful.
Now then lets get goin! Our first quote infused with love is…
“Love is the most melodious of all harmonies and the sentiment of love is innate.”
Honoré de Balzac
As I just whispered to your eyes, love is not mute, oh no… Love is music, not just any music.., but the most superb and marvellous orchestras are playing to the songs of love. This orchestra is your consciousness flowering into the perfection that it already is. We all are born for this flowering. Every being in the universe is born to flower… But sometimes, what I call the “lesser aspects” play their many devious tricks. The psychological mind goes haywire and does things that shouldn’t be done by the hands of man. We are here to transcend the lower aspects all together. This is the goal of existence, to evolve and transcend that which binds us to the lesser aspects. This is the law of the cosmos, the law of spiritual evolution.
Speaking of laws…
“Who would give a law to lovers? Love is unto itself a higher law.”
Yes, indeed! Who dares give law to lovers… What despicable atrocious ego driven fanatic dares to do this?
I recently saw a graceful and beautiful North-Korean refugee speak of the limitations that the North-Korean regime placed on the population. How love was never acknowledged… As there were no couples falling in love, there were no books on the beauty of love, there was no Romeo and Juliet… There was only the indoctrination and propaganda of the state.
While watching this I was going crazy, and immediately thought about Boethius’ quote. How can they possible do this? These scoundrels!! I’m seriously going mad… And oh, not to mention the irony that Boethius himself was tried and executed by a mad regime 1500 years ago.
“Nature’s crown is Love. Only through Love can we come near her. She puts gulfs between all things, and all things strive to be interfused. She isolates everything, that she may draw everything together. With a few draughts from the cup of Love she repays for a life full of trouble.”
We were all born for the majesty of love
“Love grows by giving. The love we give away is the only love we keep. The only way to retain love is to give it away.”
Give and you shall be rewarded infinite fold. Love is that unique game.
“Love is all, it gives all, and it takes all.”
If you are to experience love as it is, it will leave nothing left of you. It will empty you of every notion that you have of yourself. It will shake out all the nonsense, it will inspire the very essence of your being to climb higher into the heights of your own self.
Love does this, love has done this for me. Perhaps not only the love between other individuals, but most of all the love that arises when one comes to know ones own presence. Your consciousness is the fountain of life and love itself, why then search for it anywhere else that your own being.
This that I speak of is of course the mystical longing that an mystic has towards the beloved of the universe. Not an entity but the absolute subjectivity that permeates all life.
I absolutely love the mystics of the world.. Why? because they point to the essence of love, the originator of love, the peak of love..
Have you seen this of which I am speaking of? Or more importantly, have you experienced it?
“Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.”
Aristotle was right, but he missed one important point. Love in its purest form is not only two bodies, but all the bodies in the universe.
“A loving heart is the truest wisdom.”
Let your heart be loving.. What else could a heart be there for?
To love is not to look at one another: it is to look, together, in the same direction.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery
You two! Look as one and see that which awaits your combined gaze!
What Antoine is trying to express here is that when one looks at each other there is still the sense of separation between you and the one that you are seeing. I feel that genuine love is much more about when two individuals melts into one, and from that oneness there is only one complete seeing.
Does that sound impossible? Well yes it is! Two physical bodies can never be fully conjoined, as they were in Plato’s symposium. However they can enjoy a brief state of being one, but that can never last.
On the other hand, you can let your spirits merge and let your bodies come as close as they can come each other and enjoy that union.
The love of the mystic is not dependant on another body to experience the fullness of love. The love of an mystic is towards existence itself.
“Love is always bestowed as a gift – freely, willingly and without expectation. We don’t love to be loved; we love to love.”
A greater gift than love? Money, wealth? Health? Fame?.. No chance, simply no chance..
“What comes from the heart is known by the heart.”
When you try to analyze love and dissect it into parts for your mind to understand, your understanding will never come close to the actual and experiential understanding that oozes out of the one that loves.
If you feel compelled to make intellectual sense of love, I say unto you, go ahead and God bless. Any answer that is produced from the mind will not satisfy the longing of the heart.
Its simply the wrong instrument to use.