What does this mean? It means that you dwell in a place of loving, you breathe love, you exude love, you are love. So no matter what circumstance you find yourself in, you bring love to the table. Sometimes that love may appear soft and vulnerable, other times strong and firm. But it’s love nonetheless.
This isn’t just love for others, but love for yourself, love for nature, love for all. When you live in a state of love, you care as much about others as you do about yourself; you understand that we are all deeply connected and that what affects one, affects us all in some way.
And when you encounter someone who is acting rudely or disrespectfully toward you, that person (or experience) is not able to throw you out of your state of love. Rather, you remain firmly entrenched in your state of being, and from that space you can calmly and lovingly choose how to respond (or not) to that person or experience.
When you are able to live in a state of love, life appears differently. Your lens has changed and so too has your perspective and interpretation of life.
Here’s an example: Recently, two of Sandra’s friends decided to get married after having been interested in each other for a mere seven days. Some of their mutual friends were upset and questioned the logic of this union. They even debated as to whether they would attend the ceremony or boycott it in protest.
Sandra, while not understanding the connection or the rush to the altar, felt differently. She wanted to support her friends in their decision, chose to be happy for them, and knew that there was no way for her to know what was in each of their hearts or what their souls were calling them to. Sandra was responding from a state of love.
And when you occupy this state of love, life is more joyful, more peaceful, and you will feel more love flowing to you. From this state of being, it becomes easy to express love through actions and words — although the expression is just one aspect, not the entirety of love.
”I love, because my love is not dependent on the object of love. My love is dependent on my state of being. So whether the other person changes, becomes different, friend turns into a foe, does not matter, because my love was never dependent on the other person. My love is my state of being. I simply love.” (Osho)
Editor’s Note: Each “love” link will take you to a different post about love.