05 June 2012

A Reminder...

I read a quote today that reminded me of the root reason I started this blog. I've been feeling a little off track in my spiritual practices, so I am using this quote to recenter.

"Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it." - Rumi

Wow... it's not about striking luck and suddenly coming upon love. It's about removing all of the things that are inhibiting your heart from being totally open to it. This will probably feel counter-intuitive, as we often spend more time on the hunt for love than we do opening our hearts to receive it. It may sound easier to putz around and wonder why people won't love us than to hone in on our receptors and instead ask how WE are contributing to the void. But, in reality, one finds that it is more time and energy efficient to look inwards instead of outward.

What are some "barriers" that we build against love? There are so many... judgement, expectation, fear, dishonesty, jealousy, selfishness. Think about what you are doing, perhaps unconsciously, that is deflecting love from your life. BE LOVE, and you WILL receive it.

Have a LOVEly day, everyone!

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