The challenge is not just to love. We’ve all done that quite successfully and easily as children. The greater challenge is to love with awareness that the world is a difficult place, where people are not always kind, or what we want them to be. The challenge is not to love people when they are beautiful, but to love them when they are not.
The challenge is also to love and accept your self, even when don’t measure up to your beliefs about what you should be. This is a spiritual warrior’s challenge.
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“The search for Reality is the most dangerous of all undertakings, for it destroys the world in which you live.” Nisargadatta Maharaj
I would say to this that the “world in which you live” is a reference to the belief system of our mind. It is a virtual world of symbolic language and images that we use to understand the outside world of reality. As much as it is a tool to communicating and understanding the Reality, it in effect blinds us from perceiving Reality directly.
It is the dismantling or destroying this virtual world of the mind that can seem frightening, and at the same time exciting in its feeling of liberation.
In the field of the Four Agreements this one is a reminder of “Don’t Make Assumptions”
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