Learning about Love: Day 1

Unconditional Love

“Love at its deepest is feeling a friend as if he is yourself, to not differentiate “another person” from “me” .”

Michael Laitman, Founder and President of the Bnei Baruch Kabbalah Education and Research Institute.

Another way of saying;

“Love thy neighbour as thyself.”

Matthew 22:39

Suggestion for contemplation:Β  What does it mean to feel a friend as if he/she is yourself, as if they are not separate from you, as if they are connected to you at the deepest level; your essence, Life Itself?Β  When you see someone today, be present to their essence. Be present to your essence. Overlook what the senses tell you, just feel the essence. It is Love, just as yours is Love.

What does it mean to love thy neighbour as thyself? Does it mean, love thy neighbour as if he/she is thyself, as if you are One and the same?

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13 thoughts on “Learning about Love: Day 1

  1. This is such a good musing. Sometimes I get such strong glimpses that we truly ARE one, that the exterior of personality and body is just covering up the essence of our connection. Just went back and re-joined FB partially because I realized that even FB is One. If that makes sense.

    • It does make sense, Kathy. Don’t you just love the glimpses. A friend of mine calls them “glorious glimpses”. They seem to transcend time and space. Thanks for reading and commenting, Kathy. πŸ™‚

  2. I read a book a long time ago that suggested we greet the people in our lives (family, friends, coworkers) each day as if it’s the first time we met. Like there is no past history. Fresh and new, without expectations or old patterns. I like your way too, and one I can do a little easier. πŸ™‚

  3. Interesting musings. I’m going to have to start looking at your posts when they come out so I can have the day to think about it. πŸ™‚

    • I’m scheduling the posts to appear in the morning however I had the time wrong this morning so it didn’t post at the scheduled time. Hopefully, it will work tomorrow. Technology is great when one knows how it works. hehehe. Thanks for reading and commenting, Robin. πŸ™‚

    • Hi Kathy. You are not confused. I changed the name of the blog, however the url is still grandeurvision.wordpress. It was time for a change as I’m in a different space now. A new life is emerging. Can’t wait to see what unfolds. Hope you had a nice time away. I’ll be over to catch up shortly. Hugs back. Marianne. πŸ™‚

  4. Interesting post! Loving another as yourself for me means that in order to love another you do have to love and accept yourself first. It’s hard to love someone completely if you don’t recognise your own self worth.

    • Most definitely, Carolyn. If I know and feel my worth as a magnificent miracle of Life Itself I will honour others in this way.

      Thanks so much for your comment, Carolyn. Will be over to visit soon. πŸ™‚

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  6. Something I have noticed, which may or may not be a form of love, but is definitely a deep connection, is when we catch a strangers eye, and smile. When you look into another persons eyes, you really do connect with their soul, as if you are one, if only for a fleeting moment. πŸ™‚

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