Love is seeing through the roles and illusions to recognize the Divine in another.
“My heart is opening wider and wider. Love flows from me and to me in ever-increasing amounts. I feel great. People love being around me.”
Ego-driven love is based upon expectations, hopes and conditioning. It is filled with thought, doubt and fear. Soul-driven love allows. It accepts. It sees through the mechanisms of the ego to the truth within another (which, of course, is a reflection of the truth within ourselves!).
Each day, consciously make the choice to observe your thoughts and reactions rather than become a slave to them. When they arise, notice if you have attached to a particular outcome. If so, simply be aware of it and choose instead to focus upon something that awakens your light. This practice brings greater awareness and compassion to your relationships.
“The spiritual practice of relationships is about working on ourselves only, freeing ourselves from the constricting grip of our own unhappiness. It is not the other person’s job to take our unhappiness away; our discomfort is our own responsibility. Attending to our own spiritual tasks – seeing our judgments, opinions, beliefs, demands, and staying present with the fears out of which they all arise – frees others to move toward us. Then when they no longer feel the need to defend, they become more willing to take care of their job. Thus, joy in relationships becomes possible.”
Today my intention is to remember that love is not asking for something, love is ready only to give.