Today’s morning meditation is a good one. It is something about self-love. That we are all worthy of love. But then, it takes another step further and makes one consider that, actually, we all are Love.
Who do you think you are? What makes up your mind, your heart, your memory, and your imagination? What are your goals? What do you aspire?
Clearly, there is no one way to define who we think we are. But the spirit of my meditation today made me realize that maybe, just maybe, the very things that we use to define ourselves are the same things that weigh us down.
Who we truly are?
- Just for today, I allow myself to consider that I, minus all the stories that I have accumulated in my life, am nothing but just pure love.
- What if we shed the extras in our minds? What if we forget what has been done to us, or what have we done? What if we set aside the stories, judgment, the pain that was caused, and the fear of what’s to come?
- What is left? Is there anything left to be mad about? Is there anything left to judge about ourselves, and others? I personally cannot think of one.
I think there is power in knowing that, our fear, the things we hold on to, and even our expectations cover the truth that deep, deep within, when all of the stories have been left behind, all we are is Love.
Just Love. You are Love.
And what if you consider this idea? Do you actually need the things that you hold on to? Do you actually need your expectations and your judgments?
If you are wiped clean of your memories today, what is there to judge? What is there to fear? Nothing.
And the great miracle of life is that whoever you are, whatever you have done or has been done to you, once you leave the story behind, you are just naturally free, peaceful, and without fear.
And I think it is always a beautiful journey, to return to who we really are. It makes things easier and lighter, at least for me.
With that, I will leave you with this beautiful quote from Marianne Williamson:
Love is what we are born with. Fear is what we learn. The spiritual journey is the unlearning of fear and prejudices and the acceptance of love back in our hearts. Love is the essential reality and our purpose on earth. To be consciously aware of it, to experience love in ourselves and others, is the meaning of life. Meaning does not lie in things. Meaning lies in us.”Marianne Williamson