Saturday, July 6, 2013

Taking the risk that love always demands



What if as you travel along the path of love you hurt more and not less? What if as your heart opens you feel more and not less? What if as you awaken it is revealed that you know much, much less than you thought? You cannot fully step into the unknown as long as you are convinced that you must fundamentally change, heal, transform, or awaken – for these concepts are dead, they are second-hand, and they emerge out of the known. But what you long for is something that is wild, naked, burning, and unbearably alive; it will never be satisfied with a facsimile.

In every moment, love is unfolding itself as your life as it is. But it can never fully reveal its mysteries when you are convinced that you need fixing. What you are does not need to be fixed, for what you are is whole. What you are does not need to awaken, for what you are is ablaze with the qualities of love and awareness. What you are does not need to be transformed, for what you are is an expression of pure consciousness. Feel more, feel everything, be touched by life all the way, take the risk that love always demands; use whatever is given to you as skillful means to help others – nothing needs to be excluded, all is welcome, all is path, all is God. There is always a deeper polishing of the heart that love wishes to reveal to you. The price to receive this revelation, however, is everything.