Last night in class in celebration of the upcoming summer solstice, we bowed to each other with the intention to recognize and honour each other’s light as we landed in the sweet rhythm of Stillness. It was a very moving moment to see people connect with each other so deeply and truthfully. And loving!
It got me wondering why in so many of our day to day interactions we tend to focus on the flaws of the other person, things that might irritate us or we pretend to be satisfied with a superficial encounter. How would our life be different if we took a moment to connect with our own light before connecting with somebody else? And then from that place seeing and honouring the other person and their light?
“Many times I say learn the art of love, but what I really mean is: Learn the art of removing all that hinders love. It is a negative process. It is like digging a well: you go in removing many layers of earth, stones, rocks, and then suddenly there is water. The water is always there: it is an undercurrent. Now you have removed all the barriers, the water is available. So is love: Love is the undercurrent of your being. It is already flowing, but there are many rocks, many layers of earth to be removed. That’s what I mean when I say learn the art of love. It is really not learning love but unlearning ways of unlove.” — Osho