“My bounty is as boundless as the sea, my love is as deep. The more I give to thee, the more I have, for both are infinite,” (Shakespeare).
What can we infer from this quote? Perhaps that unconditioned love is boundless, energizing, and endless. When our love depends on whether or not “you please me,” then our love is conditioned, it is finite, and ultimately it will cause us and others pain.
Peace between family memebers, neighbors, and nations requires us to move into the unconditioned state of mind. We must and we can love one another even if we don’t always like each other. The ego will never learn to love, love is not its nature. What loves in us is greater than our self limiting concepts. What loves in us, what sees the beauty in a child or a flower or even a bug is God (or the Soul, the Self, etc…).
God is an energy that we live in, yes we live our lives in the energy we call God, but we must acknowledge It and even invite It into our conscious awareness before It can open our eyes to the beauty that is everywhere. We must make God an activity in our lives rather than just an occassional concept. This is the key to loving.
Love deeply and with abandon!
Photo Credit: Bart LaRue