Do you choose love or fear?
Rumi wrote “Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.” I won’t pretend to know the hearts of people who choose clenched fist rather than open arms, I suspect they fear love. Let us love all people no matter the color of their skin, their religion, gender or sexuality. This idea that we must all fit into the same beliefs and mold is an idea that causes the separation and keeps us struggling.
It is entirely up to you how you choose to build the next moment. If you choose love then the next moment is created in the name of that love and, with that intention, all things on the planet are changed by that love. I’m not describing love that Hollywood promotes—this romantic type of gesture. I’m speaking of the love that is born within each of us. The love that does not know anger or hate. These are emotions that are often regulated by an experience or programming taught from someone else’s perception. Love is compassionate and considerate-that we are all one.
If you choose anger and hate then you squeeze the next moment of your human experience in the illusion that your past experience is permanent and influences your present moments. Often under the anger and hate is this desire for love. Some of us weren’t given the tools to express this emotion and wearing our hearts on our sleeve in our society can be seen as weak and powerless. We often believe that strength comes from force and fierceness. However, anger and hate can paralyze us and keep us from moving forward, keep us stuck in the separation.
It is essential to stop dividing us into them and them into us, this creates more separation. When we create these identities of groups- the nerds, the yoga people, the hippies etc. we create separation and it’s these labels that divide us. When we identify with- I am a Leo, I am a father, I am a daughter, I’m a nurse etc. these identities not only separate us they create restraints. We are everything and nothing we are formless and definite.
Try not to buy into this false sense of reality that we are only one thing from our first breath to our last. Life requires only your willingness to open to everything- nothing is the same from one breath and moment to the next—not you, not planet earth beneath your feet, not your lover, and not your parent.
Love is without boundaries it dissolves all barriers of us for them. There are people who need barriers they cannot surrender to this divine love and it isn’t you that they reject as much as love that they fear. Try to let go of the us verse them and open your heart to love.