This Week’s Quotation:

People’s capacity to love in a generous way is born from their spiritual body. It might be a love of the world in which a person lives and the people in it. It can include the love of family, community, or an organization. From some it might be a love for the whole world. It is also the capacity to love one other person, or even oneself, in a generous, compassionate way.

When you understand that you have a never-ending source of the universal power of love within you, then, in the atmosphere of that understanding, your mind, your body, and your emotions learn to make that connection.

Becoming a Sun p. 82

Never-ending Love

David Karchere
Author, Becoming a Sun

The news reminds us almost constantly of all the problems we have as humankind—gun violence, refugees, disease, global warming, and so much more. The media is certainly not a never-ending source of the universal power of love. It is a never-ending source of problem reports, mostly without solutions.

My personal journey and my experience of guiding others both point to one thing—the root of all problems is a spiritual sickness. That is the problem behind all problems. And within our spiritual nature is the ultimate antidote to the sickness. Love.

Is love all we need, as my favorite songwriters sang? Of course not. But without it, all the other answers we need don’t come. And even if they did, it wouldn’t matter.

What surprises me is how, for most people, there is so little interest in their spiritual nature. Sure, they may follow a religion. And some people follow a spiritual practice, like meditation or yoga. But who accesses greater and greater layers of the never-ending love within themselves?

It seems that in the minds of most people, religious institutions and established spiritual paths have laid claim to their spiritual nature. For some, that’s a good reason to stay away from spirituality. For others, they concede that part of their life to an outside spiritual authority.

Who has the courage to discover the source of unending love for themselves? There’s nothing wrong with getting assistance from someone else in that process. But ultimately, that discovery is ours to make and own for ourselves. And besides, it is too important to leave to somebody else.

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. Thank you, David.
    I am reminded that my ultimate purpose in this life is a return to love. No matter what the circumstances are. Never, ever in my experience has anything but love lifted up or moved a challenging situation forward to solution. War in thoughts, words or deeds will never beget peace and harmony. You may ‘win the battle’ but the war will still be on.
    When I see the world as too big of a challenge I remind myself that one little match can light up a whole room of darkness. I only need to take one step towards love and I light up a huge space around me.

  2. Thank you David – each journey to Becoming a Sun is so special – Holding blessings for everyone’s journey…..

  3. Of course the unending love of which you speak–love that is eternal–is unconditional. There is an abundance of love in the world. Unfortunately many humans, perhaps most, have only known conditional love. That kind of love is not unending or eternal. The moment one’s “conditions” are not met that kind of love tends to vanish. Perhaps its for the best in that case.

    We can all be thankful that divine love is unconditional. Otherwise we couldn’t be having this discussion.

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