“Il est du véritable amour comme de l'apparition des esprits tout le monde en parle, mais peu de gens en ont vu.”- Francois de La Rochefoucauld
Translate: “True love is like ghosts, which everyone talks about and few have seen”
Imagine being at a beach, top of a mountain, at a lake, your backyard or anywhere for that matter where you have a clear view of the sky. It is dawn right before the sun rises. You are looking to the east and the color of the sky start changing and suddenly tight at the horizon the light start changing and here it is the sun is rising and will start its journey for the next 12 hours or more across the sky for the day. It is magnificent.
This show of nature happens every day and the sun rises for every beings big or small, irrelevant of whether that being has been good or bad. It will shine with the same intensity for the whole planet. In your deepest fear, your hardest journey, it is going to be there. Even during the cloudiest day it is there just behind the dark clouds.
This, my friends is TRUE LOVE.
True Love is the ability or as we sometimes call it unconditional love is the ability to give love to anyone and everyone without judgments of any kind. We equally give to those that have wrong us or are doing thing that we do not approve. We equally give the same kind of love to the destitute as well to the opulent, to the criminal as well as to the one upholding the law.
Like the sun who will not hold its magnificent and warm to for anyone because some has not been worthy because compare to another one he has done less. the sun is not going to shine brighter for someone whos has given all his fortune to charity. That same sun is going to be there for that homeless who find his dinner in the bin behind a restaurant.
True Love is being able to see any person as an aspect of the Devine having a human experience. True love is not exclusive or inclusive. It is the same for your children or that stranger sitting on the bench on the bus stop. We have fabricated notion about love, we have given it name, Romantic Love, Filial Love, etc. Written books and plays about it, so that we can pick and choose who we give it to, but true love is to be given free to everyone without judgement or prejudice.
Are we ready to really love?
On this Valentine's day, love is on everyone mind. So do we really have love in our heart today, or are we looking for approval?
Are we expecting those cards, roses, chocolates or anything that we usually receive on this day because some we know loves us, or we are the giver, let us reflect on the notion of true love.
Do we really love, love like the sun shines for everyone, or is it a notion that we have picked from tradition, culture, media or where ever we have pick it. Are we expecting to receive something because we have been good, or we are not sending a card today to that someone because that person has done something that you do not approve?
So what I will urge you today after reading this post is to take a deep breath, close your eyes and fill your heat with love, there is no need for direction we all instinctively know how to do that, then imagine being the sun high in the sky looking at our home, earth, and the send out love to the whole planet. In an outbreath say...