PEACE VS. LOVE
Why is my first blog post about Peace?
Shouldn’t someone who is promoting consciousness be talking about love?
Isn’t Love the most important human experience?
Why is it more important to start with Peace and not Love? Because, when one puts Peace before Love, Love becomes automatic, and we can begin to comprehend the true meaning of Unconditional Love.
If you decide to read my book, you’ll hear me talk about the over-intellectualization of our feeling or not giving feeling any thought at all. The new-agers love to talk about love, sending love, surrounding with love, be love. This can be equated to “putting the cart before the horse.” (As you get to know me better, you’ll find out I love horses, therefore, I love horse metaphors.)
I AM NOT KNOCKING LOVE or discounting its importance. Experience shows us, to truly comprehend and FEEL Love on a deep level. One must be at Peace. BE-ing at Peace creates that sense of ONE-ness where Love and Unconditional Love are manifested as real, reality.
By saying Peace vs. Love, I am not saying the two are at war with one another. Instead, it is a suggestion on where to begin.
We’ve been indoctrinated to an idea of love and/or what love is “supposed” to be and have not taken the time to connect with ourselves on a deep level to really comprehend what love means to us on an individual basis.
Ultimately, it is each individual’s choice as to where they focus their attention. How many of us have been wounded by love and someone says to you, “He/She really does love you. They just don’t know how to show it”? Shouldn’t this be a wake-up call to us to let go of the old ways of expression rather than allowing the authentic self be trapped by the ego where we feel wounded or pissed-off? Hint; when you are stuck in the ego, the ego is actually pretending to be wounded or pissed. Your authentic-self KNOWS differently.
In our human form, we came here to express, and one of the things we came here to express is love. I am suggesting that we may want to re-evaluate our path to love. I am suggesting that putting Love before Peace might be the more difficult route.
In expressing the concept of putting attention on seeking Peace before Love, people have begun to express honestly that they don’t really know what Love is. Hurray!! That means they have chosen a new path to find what it is they are seeking. “Seek and Ye Shall Find” – Matthew 7:7. ASK – SEEK – KNOCK
Regardless of whether or not my ego is involved, a great sense of passion arises in me when I see that moment of still point, that look of wonder, and the body language that is triggered when someone is presented with the idea that “when you put attention on Peace that Love becomes automatic, effortless.”
By the way, I’m a big advocate of “integrating” thought and feeling while learning to be in “Heart-Centered Consciousness,” but that’s another topic for discussion and something discussed in my book, “Why Bother? Because Self-Help is Never Stupid.”
Before I go, I’d like you to consider there are those who are afraid to admit they don’t know what love is out of some irrational fear or belief that by not knowing love on a deep level, they must be a bad person. That’s called denial. If God is love, and if you live in denial, consider that by not exploring love on a deeper level and only exploring love on a perceived overly emotional level that you might actually be denying God and the god in you.
Why bother, to deny Love or Peace? It’s irrational.
At great risk to my reputation; this is where I will break one of those so-called spiritual laws; “let go of the need to defend yourself” or some crap like that and let my ego take over. Yes, this is sarcasm and a little joke for those who have read those laws. I defend my position by saying that I feel, it is more important to begin with Peace then Love, because when one is at Peace, love begins to flow automatically. It flows with an authenticity that may create feelings, but they are authentic feelings without attachments. From here flows a true sense of Freedom.
So much more to come….Namaste for Now! Together again in KNOW TIME!