LOVE is not what you think!
It seems out of "character" for mortal humans to be unconditionally loving. That is because it is natural for us to utilize built-in instincts, especially "survival mind," as the basis for thinking, feeling, and behaving, i.e. creating our "reality." Yet there is a capacity in all of us to transcend this operating system that relies on defining, judging, and reacting based on perceptions of contrast. When we decide to stop identifying with this approach and, instead, adopt an all-inclusive attitude of attending (noticing), accepting, appreciating (thanking), embracing (holding), and allowing whatever is experienced arising in our selves and others we discover how simple LOVE can be.
The images below illustrate this empathic and compassionate approach. Of course, since our minds and bodies are not accustomed to this approach, it will seem uncomfortable or disorienting at first. With regular practice (see the Books/Resources page for more information) it will begin to seem quite natural, and will open up a whole new way of being human, one without limitation, one grounded in faith.
I did not expect to attempt this dance.
Not much about it interests me.
Yet life always has a different plan
Than the one I imagine for myself.
So I give myself over to the choreography
And dance the unfamiliar steps again and again,
often feeling unsure, foolish, or inept,
Until one day, the movements flowing with ease,
I realize the dance had been created
Just for me.
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