1 Meditation One – Love as that which makes the world go round

As a starting point, and perhaps a unifying point, this week’s meditation theme is love.

SHORT VERSION FOR THE VERY VERY BUSY!

Choose one of the mantras.  By mantra I just mean  a stimulating phrase the repetition of which will bring out some of your innate wisdom!

Choose one that feels right for you – or deliberately choose one you are less comfortable with – or make one for yourself on the theme of love.

As always as the Zen master says ‘ Smile: Breathe and Go consciously’ – even when busy.  As the Zen Master also says mindfulness brings concentration which brings insight which in time liberates us from anger, ignorance and craving = happiness!

Love revealeth.

God is love.

Love is heaven’s kindly light.

Love makes the world go round.

Love revealeth with unfailing and limitless power the mysteries latent in the universe. 

FULL VERSION – if you aren’t too busy

Q. Love – how and in what ways is it the foundation of all we are and all we have and all we do?

A. For many God is love, and therefore perhaps love is God reflected in varying ways, depths and forms in us, our relationships and in our world.

…Love is the secret of God’s holy Dispensation, the manifestation of the All-Merciful, the fountain of spiritual outpourings. Love is heaven’s kindly light, the Holy Spirit’s eternal breath that vivifieth the human soul. Love is the cause of God’s revelation unto man, the vital bond inherent, in accordance with the divine creation, in the realities of things. Love is the one means that ensureth true felicity both in this world and the next. Love is the light that guideth in darkness, the living link that uniteth God with man, that assureth the progress of every illumined soul. Love is the most great law that ruleth this mighty and heavenly cycle, the unique power that bindeth together the diverse elements of this material world, the supreme magnetic force that directeth the movements of the spheres in the celestial realms. Love revealeth with unfailing and limitless power the mysteries latent in the universe. Love is the spirit of life unto the adorned body of mankind, the establisher of true civilization in this mortal world, and the shedder of imperishable glory upon every high-aiming race and nation.     SAB p. 27.

Clearly love here is much more than the Western romantic ideal.  We are left with the suggestion that love, as magnetic force, is the ‘energy-glue’ that makes of all the universe’s parts a whole?  Love, as the old popular song says, literally as well as metaphorically, makes the world go round.

So love is not just that which binds all successful relationships or friendships or families together it is the force that binds the atoms of all forms, but it goes beyond that, as Deepak Chopra suggests;

“The material world is full of familiar objects that  we can see, feel, touch, taste and smell. As big  objects become small, shrinking to the size of atoms, our senses fail us. Theoretically the shrinkage has to  stop somewhere, because no atom is smaller than  hydrogen, the first material particle to be born out of the Big Bang. But in fact an amazing transformation  happens beyond the atom – everything solid disappears.

Atoms are composed of vibrating energy packets that  have no solidity at all, no mass or size, nothing for  the senses to see or touch. The Latin word for packet  or package is quantum, the word chosen to describe one  unit of energy inside the atom, and as it turned out,  a new level of reality.”

~ Deepak Chopra, How to Know God, p. 29

SUGGESTED ‘MANTRAS’

Love revealeth.

God is love.

Love is heaven’s kindly light.

Love makes the world go round’

Love revealeth with unfailing and limitless power the mysteries latent in the universe. 

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