Love is What You Are

Salaam and Greetings of Peace:

Love is not something you get from others. It is what you are. When you demand or expect someone to give you love, you are operating on a fase assumption, which is that you lack love and must get it from someone outside of yourself. There is no such thing as “outside” your self. The One essence of the universe is love itself. Love does not exist only in certain places. It is not a scarce resource. When you meet another, you are really meeting yourself. You are meeting love. This remains unseen because there is a dream of separation that is being played out through unconscious thought and emotion within your body and mind. The lack you feel within is illusory. It is the direct result of unconscious thoughts and emotions. As long as these thoughts and emotions remain unconscious, they fuel the dream of separation–the story that you need others to give you love before you can be complete. Notice the mental story of lack and its accompanying emotions when they arise. When awareness shines on that story, the story is seen to be not real, merely conceptual. What is real is love itself. “Love” is a pointer to what you really are. Stated another way, the awareness that sees the story of separation and lack as unreal has, as one of its nataural attributes, unconditional love.

- From Scott Kiloby’s book,  Reflections of the One Life.

 

Ya Haqq!

 

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8 Responses to Love is What You Are

  1. Josef Sefton says:

    Friends, the lack of love we feel within isn’t illusory but very real, for sinful, unrepentant man is separated from the source of eternal love-God himself.

    When we meet another person, we are not meeting ourself, neither are we meeting love! Who are we meeting? We are often meeting selfish, self-sufficient man!

    Friends, love is something we get blessed with from Almighty God and from other people that He uses to bless us. We are not love, for only God eternal is love!

    Upon being blessed by holy God we can be loving and grow to be even more loving.

    Truly we are complete in Jesus Christ, God’s beloved, faithful, truthful, gracious servant!

  2. Naushad Somji says:

    Allah the Most High mentions in the Holy Quran: “Surely from Allah you came and to Him is your return”

    The soul is thus part of our Creator. Pure and unconditional love for Allah the Most High implies that we love others. If we really want to love we must learn how to forgive.

    Prophet Isa (as) or Jesus Christ said: “Love each other as I have loved you” (Holy Biblle, John 15:12) and “But I tell you who hear me: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you”…….. (Holy Bible, Luke 6:27-28)

    Love does not dominate, it cultivates. When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace.

    Mother Teressa said : “Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin.”

  3. Josef sefton says:

    Precious readers, may God’s great merciful, healing love fill your hearts daily with life-dignifying faith, hope and love.

    Precious readers, do not let your hope in God’s love ever grow cold! Stake your lives on His steafast, gracious compassionate love!

    Friends, we all need divine mercy and forgiveness and in Jesus Christ true seekers will find a loving, merciful, redeeming, compassionate, forgiving, faithful revealer of holy, righteous God !

    “For in him (Jesus) dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily” (Colossians 2:9)

    “And ye are complete in him (Jesus), which is the head of all principality and power” (Colossians 2:10)

    May gracious God so bless your life, precious readers, so that you can hear and believe Jesus’ words “I am the light of the world” (John 8:12; 9:5). To God be the glory!

  4. Marahm says:

    My father and I had a tumultuous relationship when I was young. He was a leader, in business and in the family. He tolerated no deviation from the guidelines he established, and he accomplished much in the way of material success. Spiritually, he was a Christian, but he did not believe in any man-made religious system. In his old age, he mellowed, and became more tolerant and accepting of the variety of human experience. He and I rarely did see eye to eye on much of anything.

    On his deathbed, I held his hand, and remembered the course of our strong relationship. “It’s over,” I thought. “Nothing is left except love. All that’s left is love.”

    In that moment, love became more real than anything that had fallen away, and it’s more real today, four years after his passing, than anything that had occurred during his life. Love is all that’s left, and love is all there is… “Love is What You Are”

    What else matters, after that…?

  5. Irving says:

    Thank you Brothers Joseph and Naushad, for your always enlightening comments. And my dear Sister Marahm, thank you so much for sharing such a poignant and touching story and observation :) Indeed, the universe was created out of love, by Love, and expands faster and faster as love grows to infinity. Love is what we are, and all there truly is.

    Ya Haqq!

  6. Josef Sefton says:

    Thank you, Irving, for such a beautiful comment!

    One of the most insightful teachings in the Holy Bible is that righteousness is a person! Jesus is my righteousness!

    “Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled” (Mathew 5:6).

    In this wonderful verse Jesus is saying that Almighty God will bless those who hunger and thirst after Jesus. Truly they will be filled or blessed with God’s gracious love

    .”And there came a voice out of the cloud, saying, This is my beloved Son: hear him” (Luke 9:35).

    God bless you all!

  7. Josef Sefton says:

    In Luke 15:11-31 we find Jesus relating the The Parable of the Lost Son. Luke 15 verse 14 links this wonderful parable to Psalm 23:1.

    Luke15: 14 After he had spent everything, there was a severe famine in that whole country, and he began to be in need (or want).

    Friends, God teaches that when the Lord is our Shepherd; we (true believers in God) shall not want. Truly they shall not want for God’s inspiring presence.

    God’s attributes are listed in 1 Corinthians13:4-8
    4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.
    5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.
    6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.
    7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
    8 Love never fails.

    True believers in God will not want for His patient, kind presence!
    Truly the God of the Holy Bible is love and the gracious rescuer of those who are spiritually lost!

    “The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise” (Psalm 51:17).

    Friends, the prodigal son returned home to the God of the Holy Bible with a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart and so must all sinners intent on salvation. God bless you all!

  8. Irving says:

    Thank you, brother Joseph :) Your comments always enlighten the spirit and shine with love :)

    Peace and Blessings!

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