Love is a Spontaneous ReactionAugust 19, 2011 • By Rob White
LOVE cannot be controlled.
You cannot do anything about LOVE.
You have to allow LOVE to happen when it happens.
LOVE is a spontaneous reaction.
Although, there is a way to be absent of love; be your unnatural self – your ego-self. The ego-self thinks it falls in LOVE. There is nothing to fall into; LOVE is in the air, everywhere.
Human beings destroy the naturalness of LOVE when we turn it into an efficient technology. When we turn LOVE into a technology, we come up with a 1,001 methods to gain LOVE … and loose so much of life’s wonderful pleasures.
Human beings are obsessed with doing things. We get caught up in doingness. A big problem arises when it comes to LOVE, and what should I do to get love? The problem is that LOVE cannot be done, any more than HAPPINESS can be done. When we believe LOVE and HAPPINESS can be done, we become incapable of enjoying LOVE and HAPPINESS because we don’t know what to do.
Human beings are driven to possess things, but don’t want to be possessed. We want to master everything, but not be mastered by anything. Another big problem arises when we want to possess LOVE. You cannot possess LOVE, and you cannot master LOVE. To the contrary, you must allow LOVE to possess you and then you have mastered the art of enjoying it.
LOVE is life. LOVE is greater than man’s technology. With LOVE, you cannot be in control. Now comes in the ego. The ego is afraid of anything it cannot control. The ego is afraid of LOVE. It pretends that it loves LOVE, but it really wants to control and possess LOVE. Little wonder so many folks find LOVE an elusive dimension of life.
Possessiveness and the attitude of possessiveness guarantee the absence of LOVE. Do you know how you guarantee the presence of LOVE? Do you know what happens when you SURRENDER? (that’s a dirty word to the ego). When you surrender, you allow that to which you’re surrendering, to possess you. Imagine surrendering to LOVE. Imagine allowing LOVE to possess you. Now you move with a greater force than what your ego can ever offer you. The secret to the dimension of LOVE – is surrender.
Who causes the misery that you experience in your life?
Is LOVE causing it … or … lack of LOVE?
If it’s the lack of LOVE, then it’s the ego (that wants to possess and master everything) that’s causing it.
This blog is a bit different for me. I was motivated to write it because of a conversation I had with a friend that asked me to explain my ‘take’ on love. I decided to share with you what I shared with her.
The moral of this story is simple: when it comes to the flowing river of LOVE, do not struggle to swim; simply let go and float down the river. The advanced technology of a speedboat will not get you there.
The one way to invite real LOVE into your life is to stop inviting the artificial love of the ego. In the dimension of LOVE, egotism is an enemy who pretends to be a friend.
What can you share that brings this conversation to life in your life?
What can you add that helps others understand the underlying message?
LOVE and HAPPINESS … and … BLESSINGS … and … THANK YOU (for participating with a response to this blog), rob
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