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
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.