Anita Moorjani on Unconditional Love
The following passage is from a new book out called Dying To Be Me by Anita Moorjani. Anita had a near death experience that gave her insight into the meaning and purpose of life. Her words moved me so much because they are such a clear explanation of what teachers such as Byron Katie, Robert Gonzales, and A.H. Almaas are trying to teach us. I am convinced that compassion and especially self-compassion are extremely important keys to our future as a species.
From Dying To Be Me by Anita Moorjani:
I don’t recall ever being encouraged to cherish myself – in fact, it would never have occurred to me to do so. It’s commonly thought of as being selfish. But my NDE (Near Death Experience) allowed me to realize that this was the key to my healing.
In the tapestry of life, we’re all connected. Each one of us is a gift to those around us, helping each other be who we are, weaving a perfect picture together. When I was in the NDE state, it all became so clear to me because I understood that to be me is to be love. This is the lesson that saved my life.
Many of us still believe that we have to work at being loving, but that means living in duality because there’s a giver and a receiver. Realizing that we are love transcends this. It means understanding that there is no separation between you and me, and if I am aware that I am love, then I know that you are, too. If I care for myself, then I automatically feel the same for you!
In my NDE state, I realized that the entire universe is composed of unconditional love, and I’m an expression of this. Every atom, molecule, quark, and tetraquark, is made of love. I can be nothing else, because this is my essence and the nature of the entire universe. Even things that seem negative are all part of the infinite, unconditional spectrum of love. In fact, Universal life-force energy is love, and I’m composed of Universal energy! Realizing this made me understand that I didn’t have to try to become someone else in order to be worthy. I already am all that I could attempt to be.
Similarly, when we know that we are love, we don’t need to work at being loving towards others. Instead we just have to be true to ourselves, and we become instruments of loving energy, which touches everyone we come in contact with.
Being love also means being aware of the importance of nurturing my own soul, taking care of my own needs, and not putting myself last all the time. This allows me to be true to myself at all times and to treat myself with total respect and kindness. It also lets me view what may be interpreted as imperfections and mistakes with no judgment, seeing only opportunities to experience and to learn with unconditional love.