This Week’s Quotation:

Russian writer, philosopher, and social activist Leo Tolstoy said this in Thoughts of Prince Andrew, Book 12, chapter 16, on the topic:

All, everything that I understand, I understand only because I love. Everything is, everything
exists, only because I love. Everything is united by it alone. Love is God.

Love is God. Not the God of religion. But the God of creation. The vibration of love through people is the creator for their world. That vibration of love coming through us is creating our world every day. The nature of the world that is created, the extent of it, depends on the quality of vibration that is coming through us.

~ Becoming a Sun p. 236

Love Is God

David Karchere
Author, Becoming a Sun

I am embarrassed to say I never read any of Leo Tolstoy’s books—they seemed incredibly long. But the little I know of him tells me he was a remarkable thinker and author. He is referred to as a fervent Christian anarchist and pacifist.

This quotation from him is remarkable. And yet, what does it mean?

There is so much of Creation that we can define. The unabridged English dictionary defines 470 thousand words.

There are levels of love we can define—romantic love, family love, and much more. But not the ultimate Love Tolstoy is talking about. We can’t define it. Love defines us. It makes us who we are.

Tuning in to the highest Love, you touch it. You begin to know it. It comes into you. You express and embody it. And you bring the vibration of Love into your world. You come to know that it is who you are. It defines you.

Then Love is God for you.

What does it mean to become a sun?

Every human being is already a sun on the inside—a being of intense love and light. The difference is that some people have the vision and courage to become a sun on the outside. This difference is our human destiny.

3 Responses

    1. “Love is God for me”. It’s a word so deep and true to me. I can’t find anything to do without love . It’s my center and all I am.
      Thank you David for rekindling that awareness once again.

  1. Thanks, David. I really appreciate the simplicity with which you describe this profound spiritual truth, which is the finest outworking of “express, experience, know”. What becomes known is love as I express love. I am bathed in the vibration of love that’s streaming through me, let alone anyone else who’s present. When I feel that, I’m filled with humility, knowing this is Love/God coming through me, not something I’ve created. I’m allowing myself to be filled, guided, by Love and in so doing, I’m allowing Love’s creation to be expressed – but it’s not of my doing. As Jesus said, “my Father, he doeth the works”

    Thank you for finding language that speaks of this vital truth in a way that avoids religiosity.

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