“I will greet this day with love in my heart. For this is the greatest secret of success in all ventures. Muscles can split a shield and even destroy life itself but only the unseen power of love can open the hearts of man. And until I master this act I will remain no more than a peddler in the marketplace. I will make love my greatest weapon and none on whom I call can defend upon its force…my love will melt all hearts liken to the sun whose rays soften the coldest day.”—Og Mandino, author of The World’s Greatest Salesman
We are here, ice melting from a long winter’s day. No matter the circumstances, love is the ascending tide and will overwhelm us in a universal embrace before merging once again with the sea. No sense of good or bad but abiding with what is.
From Living Nonduality by Robert Wolfe ( www.livingnonduality.org )
What actually is the seeker seeking?
Freedom from what?
Freedom from fear.
The most basic fear, actually, is fear of suffering: primarily, fear of the unknown, in terms of potential pain, injury, discomfiture or the undeterminable or indefinite.
The antidote to fear, most people suppose, is security and its certainty. Security depends upon being in control. For most people, their contentment or happiness is precariously based upon these elements.
At the center of these concerns, like a hub of the spokes, is the person who would be protected, the person who has –at least for the moment—reduced the perimeter of fear.
But the seeker invariably has another, a deeper, more subtle desire. Not freedom from, but freedom for. Freedom in order to actualize one’s fullest human potential, the only freedom that makes life truly worth living: the freedom to love.
Not to love in a possessive, restrictive or limited manner, or a reciprocal or physical way in which allure or attachment are present. But a love which goes beyond self interest and gratification. What is sometimes spoken of as a sublime love, or selfless love.
To love equally in every moment all that is—abiding with what is. Neither a wave, nor a ripple moves stillness, the peace of no judgment or expectation.