Written By: Betty Jones

If one wishes to be a lover he must start by saying ‘Yes’ to love.   To live in love is life’s greatest challenge.  Say, ‘Take me for what I am, with all my frailties all my stupidity.  If you can’t do that, just leave me be’.

We shall be loved for a while and forgotten, but the love will have been enough.  All those impulses of love return to the love that made them.  Even memory is not necessary for love.  The bridge is love, the only survivor, the only meaning; love offers no apologies.   Vulnerability is always at the heart of love; commitment is at the heart of love.

The most human thing we have to do in life is to learn to speak our honest convictions and feelings and live with the consequences.  This is the first requirement of love, and it makes us vulnerable to other people who may ridicule us, but our vulnerability is the only thing we can give to other people.   Commitment must be, to that which is true to ourselves.  It is not sustainable if it is to please others.

Depending on the universal source is depending on love; the sacred comes to us in love.  When we choose to love, or allow our minds to be one with the universal mind then life is peaceful.  Whether we love, or close our hearts to love is a choice we make every moment of every day.  Love taken seriously is a radical lifestyle. Unconditional love is threatening, not because it is so small but because it is so great.  The universal mind and source of all creation is the energy and thought of unconditional love.  The universal mind is mercy and compassion, forgiveness and total acceptance.   Humanity is a begotten child of the unconditional loving spirit of creation.  If we forget this we forget who we are.  When situations in our ordinary lives are accepted by us with loving perspective, we are set free.  The unconditional love from which the human spirit is begotten is wisdom. Without love we have no wisdom we are insane.

By affirming that love is our priority, we actualize the power of the source of all being.  Through love our minds co-create with the universal mind.  Our self-consciousness recognizes that love is super-natural (superior to nature (read Lyle Watson’s Dark Nature).  By saying ‘Yes’ to love we are one with the power that energized the universe into existence; love is energy.  What would a world be like in which all humans lived in love?  It would be a world without terrorism, hunger, poverty, unloved children, oppression or violence; it would be a world at Peace.

By the natural selection of evolution we are part of violent nature.  If we don’t manifest this violence physically we will emotionally unless we live in love.  The natural world does not know unconditional love.  The natural world knows fear which is our genetic inheritance.  Love overcomes all fear as light overcomes darkness.  Fear is not our ultimate reality but an illusion.

Love is the most real thing of human existence. Love is the eternal creation of the universal mind.  As this mind encompasses the universe so is love all encompassing.  When we think in love, we literally have all reality on our side.  Humans who say ‘no’ to love will turn to devotion to an object.  This object is something that is unreal, it cannot love back.   Love changes the way we think and this changes what we experience.

Suggested Reading:  Marianne Williamson -“A Return to Love.”  This amazing book has many similar paragraphs on love and a number of chapters exploring the life that loves.