12 December 2007
Love has always been at the top of my hierarchy of values.
That is probably why it is also the most often used word in my blog
Love, like everything, exists at different levels: at the base, there is physical love or the physical attraction between people. At the next stage, encompassing the physical love, is the emotional love that is most often associated with the word. Mental love is yet another layer around it that makes love more abstract - it's the love expressed in poetry and other art forms. Including all these is spiritual love, which is love at a trans-personal level. Where the previous forms of love still are primarily aimed at the satisfaction of personal needs, spiritual love is that love that transcends all and everything. In fact, I believe that Love is the expression of Essence, which is the core of any being. The interaction between my consciousness and your consciousness (which can better be expressed as our consciousness) is Love. Without Love, there is no "we", there is only "me" and "you". In order to get to a world where differences cease to lead to conflicts, Love needs to be realised at this spiritual level.