The Myth of Love

The myth of LOVE has caused untold suffering… The myth of LOVE says that you get love by being a good person, by earning it, or by getting the approval/attention of someone you admire. You don’t get LOVE because you are a good person or because you deserve it or because you have earned it. And you don’t get it from another person (nor is it possible for you to actually give it to another!).

Authentic LOVE, the Heart’s LOVE, is within you and nowhere else! “If this is so Michael, than how come I don’t feel it?” Because you have innocently bought into the belief, the conditioning, the programming, the brainwashing that society, advertising, the media, and even from your own parents (and they, innocently, from their parents, etc), that love is something outside yourself that must be earned or given to you by another. That it’s NOT something you already are. This is a lie.

And when you believe this lie, you naturally (and again, innocently) miss the fact that YOU ARE the LOVE you have been seeking. Imagine a river looking for water on land!? ha! Well, that’s exactly what you are doing when you seek love outside yourself. You are going in the opposite direction from where you want to go.

Silently turn within and notice the LOVE that is the inherent aliveness that is looking out your eyes right now. The open heart loves unconditionally and causelessly… It is 100% the conditioned mind that is under the illusion that love must be earned and that it has “good” reasons why some people/things are not loveable.

Why does the mind do this? Because it has been conditioned to believe that love is rare, not abundant and therefore limited, and thus there is only so much to go around. And understandably, when seen from this limiting perspective, the mind rations what it believes to be its own love (but which in fact is only egoic desire and has nothing to do with love!) and tries to hold on to it very tightly and only “gives it” to those people/things it deems worthy.

Again, this is not love at all, but rather judgment and ego. And yes, even the mind’s judgment and ego are totally loveable when the heart is fully and forever busted wide open. Remember, Love loves. Anything else ain’t love.

-Michael Jeffreys

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2 Responses

  1. I like your in the face way of getting this point across. Nice!

  2. Great post Michael – the TRUTH with a dash of humor ;).

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