What’s love got to do with it?
One of the most powerful discernments taken from my mystical experiences was the difference between Reality’s love and human love.
I experienced Reality’s love as Acceptance. Reality Accepts the individual – body, mind and soul – without distinction.
It recognises no attachments: friends, colleagues, family, ‘isms’, politics or religions, collectives, colours, races, classes, creeds, cultures or nations.
It does not judge, threaten, cajole, blame, punish or use aggression or rewards. It does not ask, only gives. There is no hell or damnation.
Ultimate Reality is benign, universal, not by or about or merely for humans. It only nurtures individuals, wholly and forever.
By contrast, human love’s underlying compulsions are lust, anger, greed, attachments and ego, however selfless human love may seem.
Eventually, examining all forms of human love with detachment will reveal the reasons human love is what it is. But it’s still not the real thing.
In the meantime, Ultimate Reality’s Acceptance of individuals is pure. This Acceptance never alters or dies. It is the real thing.