LOVE. First response from most people is “I’m trying to, but do you KNOW how HARD relationships are these days?”. Yes, I do. I’m not talking about THAT love. I’m talking about LOVE love. LOVE in it’s purest, soggiest, rosiest form. Unconditional LOVE, free from fear, judgement, social conditioning and need. LOVE for and of all things, regardless of…
This is, by far, the best part. You’ve done all the hard work around changing your perceptions via study and practice. Where you used to see fear and lack, you now see LOVE and peace. You’ve thrown your hands in the air and surrendered. You’ve lost some friends, a few people have declared you crazy, you feel better than you ever have in your life.
Shakespeare seems to have been a pretty wise person. Or persons. Or character, depending upon what you read, by whom, and their own theories on him. We will never really know, other than some of his quotes, story lines, theories etc that have been so “true” that they have survived centuries…and speak to us today, as they did when he wrote them, all those years ago. Music being the food of love, is one of them.
I have recently had the very great privilege of spending a week, locked in a dark room in Hawaii, with Deepak Chopra. Along with 472 others, of course, at one of the Chopra Centre’s “Seduction of the Spirit” retreats. To say that it was a life changing experience may be a mild understatement. Particularly given that I would not say I’m a huge Chopra fan. Or at least, I wasn’t before I went. I am now. I’m quite the disciple these days.
Surrender. It’s the keyword for anyone on a path to enlightenment, ascension or peace. Surrender. Simple word. According to Merriam-Webster – the definition of “surrender” includes “to yield to the power, control or possesion of another upon compulsion or demand”. Perhaps that is where the issue with the word comes from, it implies that you lost. That you were overcome.