I’ve been spending a lot of my time with my friends who have families as of late- meaning, living either with partner or with child(s) or both. It’s nice. I’m learning a lot. I’m learning a lot about love. From observing their interactions and also being a part of it. I am experiencing love in a way that I never have before. This love is unconditional and without boundary. It is the ultimate devotion and service. It is an endless surrender and the highest form of trust. There is an unlimited and reciprocal giving and receiving, an understanding, a respect and most importantly, a forgiveness. There’s a word in Sanskrit called ahaituki. It means without cause or motive, a spontaneous love. It’s only cause and reason to love is for love itself.
It’s beautiful—this kind of love. The highest form of love is service- whether that be to your lover, to your partner, to your friend, to your child, to your teacher, to your student, to your neighbor, to your father, to your mother, to your sibling, to your fellow beings on this planet. If we could figure out ways how to be in relationship like this with our own selves, imagine what our relationships with others would be like. You gotta serve yourself first in order to serve another being. To serve one another is the highest gift to give as well as receive. GIVE FREELY. Love one another without agenda. Don’t worry about rationing out the portions of what you give in order to receive. The latter will inevitably happen, that’s a universal law- that’s just the way it works. All you have to do is stay open to receive it. Giving doesn’t even feel like giving anymore when it’s being fully received. Giving then becomes just a natural state of being.
Give love, give love, give love. Give in ways you best know how and feels right for you. Give what feels natural to give. Give in the manner in which you like to receive. Give without expectation. Give like you really mean it. Give with an undertone of Truth. Give love, give love, give love. Give it all away.