Love is our Reality. By being loving, we express ourselves – we express who we really are. If our lives seem to be without meaning, it may be because we are not fulfilling our purpose: to express God’s Love.
Ask yourself two questions. Set aside quiet time to reflect on them; in silence and in stillness, ponder them in your heart. The first question is this: How can I show love for myself? The second question is: How can I show love for others; for the Whole?
You may notice that your responses to the questions are similar. We are encouraged to ‘Love our neighbour as ourselves’. When we show love to ourselves, we can show love to our neighbour. When we show love for our neighbour, we are loving ourselves. The two questions are two sides of the same coin.
Now sometimes there will be times when we do not feel loving. What are we to do then? Act with kindness – to ourselves and to others. At least, refrain from doing anything that would harm another or ourselves. This is why we have human laws. Children need rules for their own protection. However, when we live consciously with Love, no human laws are required.
Peter Parr: Quaker, writer and former member of the British minigolf team. (Actually those are all just roles I play. Words can't describe who any of us really are.)