Friday, June 24, 2011

Compassionate Insight

“Only from the heart Can you touch the sky”- Rumi

Rumi is one the best poets who describes love in so many inspiring ways. For example, “let the beauty you love be who you are.” When I look at what deeply touches me it is comes from a heartfelt experience. Also many times I find the reverence beholding each moment as a gift and embracing the wonder of what may possibly arise. This loving friendly mood becomes unifying where I shift out of my ego self into a more emerging sense of oneness. Whether it is taking in of billions of stars late at night or the fellowship of a few close friends speaking about our common shared difficult emotions.

Love is frequently associated with an attachment in diverse emotional, attitudinal, and other feeling states that may cause attraction and other pleasurable senses. Such senses can result in sexual desires, romantic, familial or oneness feelings. Defining these emotional states is challenging and such deeper passion creates a sense of togetherness.

However more profound love transforms my sense of individual self into a more collective consciousness. Compassion may be received or cultivate these feelings of belonging and/or being apart. The type of love I refer to is one that does not separate or creates longing but a state of being held and beholding. Not a form of compassion that is tied or has any possessive qualities yet a state of mind free of expectations or outcome.

Love is an unconditional surrender to the mystery. My insight is comes from the freedom of willingly accepting to be with whatever shows up with compassionate acts of letting go and fully being.

“Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.” -Rum