When we are born, we are a pure white canvas where life and experiences can paint our personalities on.
At the beginning we are wholesome and true and our love towards others is uncontaminated and deep. As life goes on we develop certain psychological defenses according to the stimuli that we encounter. So we learn to shut down out of fear as we need to protect our psyche. Fear makes us love in a more vulnerable yet human way. In order to surpass the element of fear one needs to learn to accept the risk of getting hurt and see it as a stepping stone into building a better, stronger self.
So what if we will get hurt by loving someone? Isn’t the feeling of true love more powerful and fulfilling than the feeling of anger or fear? Methodical breathing and the long term exposition to specific color vibrations can help us come closer to our heart and discover the true ways of unlocking our love again. If you want to discover the ways that can help you unravel true love, read the following article.
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“Perhaps all the dragons in our lives are princesses who are only waiting to see us act, just once, with beauty and courage. Perhaps everything that frightens us is, in its deepest essence, something helpless that wants our love.” ~ Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters to a Young Poet
“Ordinary love is selfish, darkly rooted in desires & satisfactions. Divine love is without condition, without boundary, without change. The flux of the human heart is gone forever at the transfixing touch of pure love’. He [Sri Yukteswar] added humbly. ‘If ever you find me falling from a state of God-realization, please promise to put my head on your lap and help to bring me back to the Cosmic Beloved we both worship’”. ~ Paramahansa Yogananda, Autobiography of a Yogi p.90
Human love is the beginning of our life-long journey toward the experience of the Cosmic Beloved. When we begin in this world, our hearts only know love. We are innocent, and our karma has yet to rear its head. Over time, our hearts become jaded, angry, lost, frustrated, hurt. We ‘fall’ away from the Divine Mother that holds us to her bosom, the ‘Cosmic Beloved’ that nurtures us so completely that we remember we ARE love. In a sense, our hearts are locked, and the key has been given to someone ‘out there’ who we believe will save us from our dragons. We’re so wrong to do this, but also so right.
Human Love is Imperfect
You see, human love is flawed. It is messy. It requires humbling, trial and error. We wear masks that we think others in this grand play will adore, or covet, or shrink from in some cases. Rarely do we show ourselves as we truly are, which is bare-ass naked, and vulnerable, helpless, and completely loved and loveable. Our humanity feels more nude than a Michelangelo sculpture come alive.
Then, when we sit before others, we don’t really offer our love or our presence, we try to fix them. It’s a damned good trap, and we’ve all fallen into it at least once before if we aren’t doing it right now.
Instead of giving our mindful presence, we judge, condemn and intellectualize how they are making a huge blunder, instead of just observing them learn from their own mistakes as we have, like a mother watching her child fall taking their first steps. That kind of love is rare…
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