Love is the essence of all consciousness. Love is the stimulus for everything in life. It is the yeast that develops and gives rise to our daily bread. “Give us our daily bread…”
Love brings answers and wisdom that stretch far beyond human logic. When we give up the constant struggle and conflict going on in the mind, love enters in. Because our very essence at its core is love.
When we came into this world we were taught survival. Everything we do, eat, see and breathe is all about our need to survive on this planet. The focus is on how to get this, and where to get that.
It is all a continuous race we are on, up one hill and down the next, and yet the finish line changes all the time. It never ends. It is as if there is no finish line. The only glimpses of love you experience in this race are transient cups of water that you get from the sidelines. The water replenishes you for the moment, and then you continue the race until you reach the next checkpoint.
The result is a cluttered mind of unrest and disillusion. This constant static in the mind that you have become accustomed to is the very thing that shields you from love. If you can surrender to everything you thought was supposed to happen and everything you think is going to work, love will enter.
So, step one is to affirm love for yourself, upon every waking breath and before retiring your weary head to rest. Do this daily.