"THE FOUNDATION OF ALL SPIRITUAL PRACTICE IS LOVE. THAT YOU PRACTICE IT WELL IS MY ONLY REQUEST." -14th Dalai Lama
This is a tough one to address, but only because LOVE is such an individual experience. Although, we spend much of our life hearing Hallmarkish platitudes about love, I think we, deep down, understand the truth in its importance and why it is the medium in which most art is born. Be it loving the process of creation or the subject itself, love of something is the substrate in which action is inspired, and therefor most everything we see around us is an act of love, and to be in appreciation of it, also, loving at its core.
Spiritual practice is also a relative truth and expression, but be it that love underpins most everything, it would be logical that any spiritual practice would find its foundations there. If we can release any predetermination or judgement of right and wrong, better or worse, and leave it to preference and resonance of the individual or group, perhaps practicing love well would be the most natural thing we do. In fact, if we just watch children, can we not agree that there is something spiritual about the way young children interact so lovingly with life?
What if we were able to restore some of our original, native born, software and approach life as children, allowing the traumas and tribulations to be informed by the vitality of potential rather than the suffering of lack? What if we establish a simple practice to help in this reframing and reprogramming? Small steps, done over and over until we are somewhere completely different than we were! What would our lives look like? Can you imagine?!
On this day, I will do something simple to help me see differently all that is already before
Me. I will take note of all the love I see manifest around me; perhaps in the form of a gratitude list, or maybe something else, but TODAY, I will try.