“Their work is accomplished without ostentation and in perfect childlike simplicity. They know the power of love to protect them and they cultivate it until all nature is in love with them and befriends them.”

~ Life and Teaching of the Masters of the Far East

The trouble with contrast — all those fantastic oppositions, conflicts, niggles; all the resistance and pushing, pulling, twisting and distorting — is that it’s highly addictive. We are so accustomed to the noise and balancing acts that it seems, by all reasonable accounts, as it’s the whole picture, rather than an aspect of it.

We can pick apart all of this to a greater degree nowadays because of the leaps in consciousness, because of conscious explorers, because of the exploration, experimentation, experience and successes and failures of science, religion, new age, old age, and everything else in the pot.

We inevitably foster a more comprehensive middle ground where true understanding emerges. We can outcast, alienate, and safely criticize extremists, yet their gift to us is perspective and revelation. It’s all well and good to play inside the muted tones, in grays and sepias, yet those who instigate emotional discomfort are often our greatest teachers.

They remind us of being in love.

Love is energy. It’s a word and idea that means something different every time you say it or think it or feel it. But beyond all the psychological and philosophical is a natural state; it is homeostasis; it is home.

Being in love is a spiritual equilibrium we can attain and have and embody and be in all places, in all people, in all things.

It is, ultimately, at the nexus of polarity. We are all polarisers and generally unconscious of it. All that plays out here unravels quite slowly, based on our biological perceptions and sensual existence. Very, very, slowly. It allows us to savor the vast intricacies of organic expression and the complete spectrum of emotion.

It’s meant to be messy. We’re built to not only withstand it but to flourish within it.

Being in love is adopting a knowingness of the universal laws at play in the common and everyday. Being in love doesn’t override, force, or manipulate…it integrates.

You can aver: “I will not, and cannot ever accept _____!” Very good. This is how we keep ourselves out of balance, out of equilibrium, and away from center. This is completely fine! But, can you be in love with that perspective? Does it feel real and absolute? Will it always be so?

Being in love is always available to us. There have been, there are, and there always will be masters — across time and existence — to show us how it’s done because words, ideas, and beliefs will only take us so far.

You, too, can be a master.

Be open. Look again.

Solvitur ambulando

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