“Love is the absence of judgment.” – Dalai Lama
Moments are the connections to life’s journey. They are the process of all there is in some magical dance between synchronicity and love. Each second connects into another. Our own connection pulls and tugs to intertwine with each other. By being aware of each moment we can join, partake, and openly participate in this creation of life. That’s all there is: the taking of good, bad, and surrendering to it all. We co-create the stories while allowing things to come and go, passing through the process of time and space. Afterwards, when the stories are too much, the drama is too stale, and the tragic of not being at peace is maddening, we blame the universal forces for our participation in this co-creation. We detach and close off from the universal element of love.
Love has no judgment, no agenda, no bias, no bigotry…. Love is love without a concrete definition. It lets go of boundaries, walls, and inhibitions. Love is effortless. In relationships it does require work, but it’s just a rhythmic dance of ease and grace. It devours intimacy by accepting and not holding back any of our insecurities. Love doesn’t push. It opens and breathes peace and trust. It is raw and compassionate and all that is of God. Love is accepting of another without judgment of your own self. It brings you into a place of complete surrender. It allows light into the darkest of places.
I have always believed that love is the only emotion we are born with that’s imprinted in our chromosomes. We arrive into this world in love, with love, embraced by the Oneness of the Divine. It is when our environment infuses all the other “learned emotions” that we become distant from the truth of love. We begin to complicate love with our agendas and traumatic experiences of lack. We aren’t good enough. We are not worth enough. We are this and we are that. Those beliefs are embedded into our own hearts. But truth be known, love doesn’t care. Every other emotion lives in our head. Love is the only one that lives in our heart…in Spirit. Love is the union of mind, body and spirit in a way that contributes to all that the universe has created. Love is about being Divine. With or without another to partake in the journey, the moments of true peace are those when the heart is open and the light of God shines through.
Even while understanding this in theory it is still difficult at times to feel love and compassion for people and things out of our life path. Because we learn by the experiences from our culture, race, and other social or environmental classes, it seems that judgment takes over way before love. I am constantly reminding myself that each person who appears in my life is for me to learn something about love and compassion. It isn’t always easy when others have so much hatred and anger. But, what if being tolerant and patient in the beginning (while interacting with these folks) starts opening their hearts? What if in the presence of those rough exteriors we can shift the energy to allow their spirits to feel the love they came with into this world? What would the world look like if we lowered our shields and began to show the light of Divinity? I believe that one day in the future we will have only one faith, one religion and one path towards unlimited compassion. That day will be when love is all we embody. It is then that we will be one with the Divine. Nothing else will matter because as our famous John sang with openness: “all you need is love…love…love. Love is all you need.”
“One word frees us of all the weight and pain of life: that word is love.” – Sophocles