You Are Made of Love!

You are my audience and friend. Life is your masterpiece. It’s easy to find differences when you want to find them. Our skin colors, heights, sexes, nationalities, languages, ethnicities, intellectual potentials, blood groups and many such factors might be different from those who interact with us everyday. If we want to differentiate it’s easy. If we want to alienate and isolate ourselves from others it’s easy. The question is whether it makes you happy or not.

If you have a scientific bent of mind you know about the Pleasure Principle. You are always working for pleasure and you can’t work for pain. If you like pain it’s a symptom of disorder and not something exhibited by a healthy  organism. Sadists and masochists might say that they don’t crave for pleasure but actually they do. By inflicting pain on others and on themselves they feel pleasure until the decay starts setting in.

14 - 1 (1)

Sages have always said that bliss is your true nature. Love is your nature. Peace is your nature. You have been created by love. The world runs because of love for love by love. You may want a hundred and fifty things now but ultimately you want to be happy. In one guise or another you’re chasing happiness. All your life you run after happiness.

If you want to befriend people and share with them you would find love. Sharing is love, happiness and bliss. Without having your friends, family and loved ones by your side you feel extremely lonely even on top of the world. If you keep finding faults in others it is not going to help you find friends. It would make you get more of them. Your world would become even more of a mess than it already is. The first law of behavioral psychology states you get more of what you reinforce. If you reinforce the behavior of finding faults in people, in the system and in the world around you would start finding more and more of them.

IMG_0029v2

The world is not a perfect place. Not by any means. Some people are more fortunate than others. If you share your happiness with others you get more happiness. What you give to the world comes back to you because it’s one reality. Whatever you give you give only to yourself. You are not really different from others. In your heart there is a thread of love which connects you with everyone else. If you choose to help others and work for their welfare your happiness grows a million times. You might be an atheist, an agnostic, religious or a spiritual person. You might be a liberal, an anarchist, a communist or a democrat. It doesn’t matter when it comes to happiness. You always want happiness, peace and bliss.

57 - 1

Ignoring differences and identifying similarities is the way to get connected with others. It’s the way to increase amity and harmony. The awareness that you are not different from others makes you feel the presence of an all-pervading energy which is your true nature. You would be surprised to see the amount of happiness you get when you earnestly work for the happiness of others. It’s ironic that we isolate ourselves from others and pursue our ambitions only to be recognized by others. Don’t you find it comical that all of us keep pursuing our ambitions, interests and hobbies so that we are considered specialists, geniuses, masters and perfectionists? Who would call you a genius? Others would. And for what? For having put immense effort into something which you considered your own. Original. You write to get clarity. You start getting clarity and crystal clarity when you actually start sharing it with others and get feedback for it. You will not get any feedback unless you connect with others and still if you crave to be different —you are creating a vicious cycle for yourself.

enlightenment
enlightenment

I have heard an interesting story–a poignant story.

A dog once entered into a big palace. The palace had very high walls. All those walls had big mirrors on them. There were thousands of mirrors on every wall and there was no place inside the palace which had walls without mirrors on them. As soon as the dog entered inside the palace he saw his images in those mirrors. Two mirrors in front of each other can create many images. The dog saw his infinite images and became frightened. It thought that it was surrounded by thousands of dogs and started running. Other dogs also started running. This made it even more shocked and scared. The dog started barking loudly with all its might. The louder it barked the louder the echo returned back to it. The dog kept barking until it exhausted itself and went crazy. In the end it died crazy and frustrated.

This symbolic story is a beautiful truth about your existence. You see yourself in the world. If you don’t love yourself you won’t be able to love others. We love ourselves the most but our image of our own self might just be an illusion–a shadow–which might be why we start disliking and even hating ourselves when it’s hurt. If you lose your possessions, beauty or prestige you get hurt badly. And we start hating ourselves. This in turn makes us full of hatred towards others too. You have seen that when you fall in love with something or someone you start loving yourself too.  And when you love yourself you start loving everyone around you. It reflects that reality is one no matter how you approach it. If you want to be happy try giving happiness to others. Give and it will come back to you a thousand times multiplied. Keep giving back whatever comes to you and it would become million times more. Letting go is the way to live. Acceptance of what is leads to harmony and peace.

Images Courtesy: Google Plus

Advertisements

42 thoughts on “You Are Made of Love!

  1. “It’s ironic that we isolate ourselves from others and pursue our ambitions only to be recognized by others.”
    So insightful! This post was long, and I usually avoid long ones, but this one held my attention and resonated. I will come back to it, and look forward to reading more of your work.
    I wonder if you have read _The Dark Side of the Light Chasers_ by Debbie Ford? She explores our deep tendency to project ourselves, and especially the negative parts, onto others, and how we can reconcile those parts of ourselves and come to more peaceful existence with ourselves and thus others. This work of conscious living is hard, and it’s always nice to find others to journey with.
    Glad I found you at Blogging U! 🙂

    Like

    1. Dear Catherine,

      You are really a blessing to me and to the blogging world and to the world at large 🙂

      Honestly–this is the best comment I have received during last week. And it’s one of the best I have ever received. You know we are aware of the most important parts of writing as we write. I feel you observed it and cared to mention it in your comment. If this little thing is understood then all ambition, goal and isolation would be finished forever.

      I want to show to the world that I am a genius. I am extraordinary. I am a great personality.

      But why?

      So that I would get attention of others. Unless my genius, skill and greatness is of use for the society and unless I am appreciated for it they are of no use. It’s so weird but true. People isolate themselves and stop mingling with others just to achieve something extraordinary which would make them look big and gain attention of people. But without people they won’t feel great. It’s a vicious cycle I feel. When harmony is found you strive no more to be different but rather to be one of the people. You work for people. You work to help others. But ego is very subtle and operates in subtle ways. I might start believing that I am humble while I am just putting up a face of humility. A mask.

      Therefore, unless it’s understood clearly that you already have what you are looking for you keep striving hard to be different. 🙂

      Thanks for the recommendation of books Catherine. Thanks a lot. I have added it in my list of the books to be read. The title of the book tells me all. So called spiritual people become politicians. They consider themselves special. The truth is–they should feel most common of the common if they are truly spiritual. Unless you can hug a beggar on the road and you can’t sit with a farmer on a farm you have no spirituality in my opinion.

      I have read a quote which I like a lot:

      The increasing ability to serve is the online reliable sign of spiritual progress.

      I thank you heartily for the discussion you initiated. 🙂 I love such interactions 🙂

      Since you don’t like reading long posts. I apologize for it and for the length of the comments. But I feel some things should either be discussed and explained in detail or left unsaid. Those who are not genuinely interested or don’t have enough time might not read. But if those who are interested read and don’t understand clearly–I might feel that it’s my fault to have made others confused with my writing 🙂 🙂 I am still learning the art of being pithy. 🙂

      Sincerely,
      Anand

      Like

      1. Thank you, Anand! I agree with what you wrote here. It’s a fine line, I think, between true and contrived humility–pride in one’s humility can come on insidiously and undermine the very humility we chase so earnestly! Fascinating, isn’t it?? Looking forward to exploring all of it more in the blogosphere!

        Liked by 1 person

        1. True. True humility flows forth from our being connected with source of all life and energy 🙂 We don’t forget for a single moment that intellectually we really don’t know much. Earth is a very small planet in a small solar system in a small galaxy which is one amongst billions upon billions of them and there are infinite number of such universe. We are merely speck of dusts in eternity and totality. But when it comes to love–we are all made of the same energy the world is made of and in our hearts we are always connected to it. Contrived humility always wants to pursue a goal whereas true humility comes from awareness that life really has no goal but it’s all one energy one truth and one life. 🙂 🙂

          Liked by 1 person

    1. Hello Ria,
      Thanks for your kind words. I just made a visit to your blog. I find your take on blogging and writing very interesting and thoughtful. Writing is indeed cathartic and healing. 🙂 I also feel that I like to hear about your craft. You must be a wonderful artist. I want to know what koko boocro means?

      I look forward to our interactions and exploring more of your blog. Have a wonderful time in university. Cheers and Love 🙂 Anand

      Like

      1. Give thanks for the visit and the feedback. Really appreciate it.
        Koko boocro is the name I came up with for my wood and needle craft. Its a combination of the words coconut, bamboo and crochet which are the main elements I use.
        Definitely planning on putting up more craft. I’ll tag you in the post. Hope you are enjoying university as well. Blessed Love

        Liked by 2 people

        1. Yes dear I am enjoying in university like you 🙂 It’s really interesting to learn about the roots of the phrase. I seriously think that you can put a post describing this if you have not done so already 🙂 Love and Light 🙂 🙂

          Like

  2. Engrossing read. You didn’t let my mind waver, that’s a big deal. I love how you presented the whole idea and inserted that little story in between.

    I also love the whole look of your blog. It’s so colourful. I have a suggestion though. You could try enlarging the pictures you insert into your post. The pictures are so bright and vibrant, the size doesn’t really do them justice.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Great suggestion Ananya 🙂 I am getting so many beautiful suggestions from wonderful people like you. I feel you have great self-confidence which come with reservoir of talent you have inside. Thanks a lot for visiting and reading this post. I would love to keep interacting with you. Sincerely, Anand 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

    1. I am sorry Audry that I couldn’t reply to this comments. It didn’t get approved as I was getting bulk of comments. I am glad that you visited. Thanks a lot. I would also visit soon again. Anand 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

    1. Dear friend,

      I heartily thank you for your visit to my blog. I thank you for your kindness and love. I just visited your blog and I am very impressed and moved by the service you do for love of God. 🙂

      I would like to learn more about Reggio Emilia 🙂

      I love to teach children too. 🙂 I am helping a few kids of my neighborhood with Writing and English. I come from a family of teachers. Both of my parents are teachers and many uncles and aunts also teach kids in schools.

      One of my favorite authors and mentor Win Wenger who is a pioneer in the field of accelerated learning has contributed much to education. His teachings instilled importance of feedback in me.

      I feel you are doing a noble work. I also like your writing. Please keep sharing your ideas with me. I would love to get feedback from you.

      Sincerely,
      Anand

      Liked by 1 person

  3. I think I’ve heard another version of that story before, but it was more like the dog had a piece of meat and saw its reflection in the river. It thought that the other meat was bigger and went after that one because it wasn’t satisfied with what it had. I’m not sure if the dog died or just lost the meat…but anyways not the same moral huh?
    Your post shows a lot of thinking and effort, good luck!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thanks for kind words Ramida 🙂 The story you tell about is also a good one. I have heard that one too. The moral of that story is to teach about disaster ‘greed’ can do to us. The story I have cited in this post has more to do with fear. Being afraid of others–whereas they are our shadows. It also shows that we are all one reality playing with itself. Others are our reflection. The dog started barking because it was scared. Had it started wagging its tail–it would have made him see much love all around him. Similarly if we see others as competitors and rivals–out of fear–out of survival mechanisms–it leads to more fear and struggle. Whereas if our relations are based on love and care we see love and friendship reciprocated to us. Which makes our world look immensely beautiful and peaceful 🙂 I heartily thank you for your visit, interest and discussion. Thanks for the kind feedback, Ramida 🙂 Anand

      Liked by 2 people

  4. Anand,
    Again I am in awe of your writing. One quote of yours stuck out to me, though, “If you share your happiness with others you get more happiness.” I am writing my blogging101 piece to my ideal reader right now, and plan to mention and link you in it, as I feel my topic will flow nicely with this post. I will make sure to let you know when it is posted.

    all the best,
    the (esc)ape artist

    Liked by 1 person

    1. I am honored and blushing much. I visited your blog finally. I have put a HUGE comment over there. It might be the biggest comment I have done so far. If you don’t like it please throw it to the bin and forgive me for doing so. I am indebted to you for your kindness. Thank you so much 🙂 Anand

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Anand,
        I just read your comment, and I have the biggest smile on my face. I am in the works of replying, but wish to give you a thorough answer, so you will have to give me a minute.
        Thank you so much for the comment, and support.

        all the very best,
        the (esc)ape artist

        Liked by 1 person

  5. SpiritFire

    Great post! We all crave connection. When we can let go of our need to be right, we can begin to ourselves and others truly, and can realize that all that really matters is love. Thanks for sharing the story of the dog and the house of mirrors – I haven’t heard it before.

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Hello Martha,
      I just visited your blog. I read your post on communities. I feel you have written it very well. You are eloquent. Your writing as well as your blog gives reader a good feeling about himself and engages him to read with interests. The quotations you use in your posts are also wonderful. I was looking for your introduction but could not find it. If you have not created an introduction page please create it. If you have it please share it. I feel it’s good to see tomatoes in the background. The blog’s theme is so good. Since you write about health and well being your blog is very well suited to you. I am glad you liked the story. I thank you for visiting my post and leaving your valuable feedback. I look forward for our interactions. Please keep sharing. I hope you enjoy 101, blogging and life. Sincerely, Anand

      Liked by 2 people

      1. SpiritFire

        Thank you for your kind words and for reading my posts. I have an introduction in my first post but no formal page. I have read some more of your posts and I am moved by them all. Your kind and gentle spirit shines through your words. Your writing is so sincere and you use lovely language. Thank you for sharing such positive loving energy!

        Liked by 1 person

        1. I am overwhelmed by your kind words. And I am not overstating this because I actually am getting overwhelmed. Thanks for your beautiful comments. 🙂
          You might consider adding your first post’s content to your About page–because it makes your blog look much better. Please follow your instincts as I am also a novice 🙂 Anand . Cheers and good luck 🙂

          Liked by 1 person

  6. I’ve read your post, and there’s a lot of beautiful word about the way to respect ourselves. I just hope there will be a lot more people who able to read this and motivated themselves like i do.

    Like

  7. SSnari

    This is such a great piece! So well written and your words flow beautifully. Thank you for sharing your posts – they really do inspire me to take time with my own words.

    xx

    Like

    1. Thank you so much Ellie 🙂 I look forward to read your posts but the last time I didn’t see your archives. I remember seeing them earlier. Are you keeping them private? Cheers 🙂

      Like

      1. Read it, On my way to islamabad. 🙂 hahah I needed to spare time fir blogging stuff in my “on way” times :d
        Well, the title got my attention. I just love the title because I strongly agree and have same point of view. I have read it in Al Zahir book of paulo coehlo that we all are made of an energy, that energy is love.
        You write smoothly.
        You wrote ” when you fall in love with something or someone you start loving yourself too.  And when you love yourself you start loving everyone around you.”
        I have experienced it. 🙂
        The topic is so vast that if we talk on it whole day still we wont be finished.
        After Al Zahir I havent read on it but today I read it in ” we are made of love”
        Will wait for more posts like this.
        -Samina

        Liked by 1 person

Would love to hear from you!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s