Love is a state of Being. Your love is not outside; it is deep within you. You can never lose it, and it cannot leave you. It is not dependent on some other body, some external form.
In the stillness of your presence, you can feel your own formless and timeless reality as the unmanifested life that animates your physical form.
You can then feel the same life deep within every other human and every other creature.
You look beyond the veil of form and separation. This is the realization of oneness. This is love.
What is God? The eternal One Life underneath all the forms of life.
What is love? To feel the presence of that One Life deep within yourself and within all creatures. To be it.
Therefore, all love is the love of God.
“The word ‘God’ is limiting not only because of thousands of years of misperception and misuse, but also because it implies an entity other than you. God is Being itself, not a being.” – Eckhart Tolle
“To regain awareness of Being and to abide in that state of “feeling-realization” is enlightenment.” – Eckhart Tolle
“The Love Of God Has Been Poured Out In Our Hearts By The Holy Spirit….” (Rom. 5: 5)
“God Is Love.” (I John 4:8)
ON HAVING PROBLEMS WITH THE ‘GOD’ WORD
Q. Do you believe that you are the centre of the universe?
A. Assuming you say “No” then the single Power, the life-force or Chi, the all that isn’t you, is the Whole, Mystery or what some call God, Allah etc.
All of its many powers, the water cycle, human thought etc seem to many to be tributaries that lead back to the single Ocean, the Oneness, the Infinite – the Whole – or what some call God.
The experiences of the Whole, with the ego quietened, are more important than labels.
If labels like ‘God’ are problematic use ‘the Mysterious Whole’ or ‘Ultimate Reality’ as an alternative.
“It is He who is revealed in every face, sought in every sign, gazed upon by every eye, worshipped in every object of worship, and pursued in the unseen and the visible. Not a single one of His creatures can fail to find Him in its primordial and original nature.“
Ibn ‘Arabi, Futûhât al-Makkiyya
Where is the Life we have lost in living?
Where is the wisdom we have lost in knowledge?
Where is the knowledge we have lost in information?
The cycles of Heaven in twenty centuries
Bring us farther from God and nearer to the Dust. —T. S. Eliot, “Two Choruses from the Rock”
Q Haven’t we taken at least two steps further down since Eliot wrote this?
Where is the information we have lost in data?
Where is the data we have lost in the virtual?
Where is the virtual we have lost in Facebook? –
suggested addendum by Roger Prentice – what would yours be?
TAGS: T S Eliot, knowledge, wisdom, data, information, the virtual, Facebook, God, Life, oblivion, degeneration
Love all that has been created by God, both the whole and every grain of sand. Love every leaf and every ray of light. Love the beasts and the birds, love the plants, love every separate fragment. If you love each separate fragment, you will understand the mystery of the whole resting in God.