In order to develop love - universal love, cosmic love, whatever you would like to call it one must accept the whole situation of life as it is, both the light and the dark, the good and the bad. One must open oneself to life, communicate with it." - Chogyam Trungpa
What becomes more obvious as we live out our lives over many years is that we cannot choose to live only in light. We need the dark to grow and learn and change. Just as seeds need the dark of the earth to germinate and then burst into the light, we must do the same. We must be open to that which we encounter as we live in the fullness of life. When we become willing to gracefully welcome our entire lives into our spirits, our lives become fuller and we come to know not only life, but our very selves at a deeper and deeper level. And that is love developed in the richness of all there is and all that will be. Namaste
Gentle thoughts: How do you understand the work of love in your life?