When I thought I was searching for LOVE…I learned a thing or two about FEAR.
What is love? The total absence of fear, said the Master. What is it we fear? Love, said the Master. Anthony de Mello
The search for love is but the honest searching out of everything that interferes with love. A Course in Miracles
I’m not trying to be clever, just making a point. All humans have fear thoughts…sometimes, most of the time, or all of the time. And all humans are searching for love, perfect love…not some of the time but all of the time! So here’s what I learned: Us seekers of perfect love won’t/can’t find it when fear dominates our minds. Why? Because LOVE and FEAR are total opposites and it’s absolutely not possible to have both thoughts at the same time.
LOVE is unconditional, FEAR is conditional
LOVE is honest, FEAR is deceitful
LOVE forgives, FEAR blames
LOVE is kind, FEAR is angry
LOVE heals, FEAR hurts
LOVE is brave, FEAR is afraid
LOVE frees, FEAR imprisons
LOVE wants, FEAR needs
Love is what we were born with. Fear is what we learned since. And the sacred journey is the undoing of that fear…and the acceptance of love back into our hearts.