“Love isn’t all we need, love is all there is” ~ Morgan Matson
So it probably sounds too good to be true, way oversimplified or like some cliche inspirational quote you see that doesn’t really mean anything nor does it make sense, but love is all there is. In fact, it would be safe to say that all “problems” or perceived problems in the world stem from the belief that we are not already perfect, that we are not love.
I think most people can agree upon the fact that we come into the world completely perfect. Babies are without any stains or imperfections on their being. I was a baby. You were a baby. So what happened? When did we transform from this perfect little being, a pure manifestation of love into less than perfect?
“Love is the only reality and not a mere sentiment. It is the ultimate truth that lies at the heart of creation” ~ Rabindranath Tagore
At some point we all started to buy into a belief system. This belief system most likely was based on things your parents believed, what your culture taught you, what religion you were a part of or combination of these plus many other things. Any belief system is based in comparisons… “It is good to be this way, and bad to be that way”, “this is a sin, this is not a sin”, or “this is acceptable and this is unacceptable.”
We are forced to judge ourselves against the belief system. There are parts of us that fit into the belief system perfectly, and then there are parts that don’t fit. Maybe we think we’re too tall, too short, too big, too small, too smart, too stupid, too rich, or too poor.
It doesn’t really matter what it is but at a certain point something that we see in ourselves doesn’t measure up to the standards put forth by the belief system. The belief system or systems become our “rule book” by what we measure ourselves by.
We think, “Society says that this look is the right one, so that’s what I must strive to be,” or we may say “My religion says this behavior is acceptable, and this behavior is not. So since I don’t always act in an ‘acceptable’ way, I must be bad.”
Over time the belief systems become ingrained in our psyche. We measure how good, worthy, or bad and unworthy we are against it. We become so attached to the belief system that we think that is who we are. In actuality nothing has happened. We were still perfect, we were still love, but we started to believe we weren’t.
The belief of who we thought we were or were not became our sense of self, and the illusion was rampant. Everyone we met was suffering from it… everyone we met was operating from the standpoint that they weren’t good enough, or they were too good, they weren’t rich enough, or they were too rich, they weren’t smart enough, and so on and so forth.
No one was realizing that perfection had never really left us, that we only believed it had based on a fraudulent “rule book” that didn’t actually exist. Since our fragile little sense of self was resonating in the fear of not being good enough, instead of the love that we actually are, we started perceiving the world in the only way we could… which was the same way we perceived ourselves, not good enough.
Since we didn’t believe we were perfect, the world we saw mirrored back to us the belief. However, our egos found it way more comfortable to point at everyone else’s “flaws” and “problems” instead of looking at our own. So we judged, and we criticized. And we were sure we were right and they were wrong.
As more time passed we went farther and farther away from the love and perfection that we actually were and became more and more attached to the belief systems based in illusion. We started to believe money, power and more material possessions would make us happy.
Our political leaders convinced us we needed more power, more weapons and more defense. So there were wars, people were killed on both sides and with each ending war another one soon started.
Year after year, decade after decade, the belief that we weren’t already love and already perfect manifested at us not recognizing the love in everyone around us based on the belief system we felt was the “right” one, which soon turned in turn manifested at us judging each other, and fighting with each other on small and larger scales.
So where does it all end? How do we escape from the tangled web we’ve woven over the years and come back to our own perfection and love?
“Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate, only love can do that.” ~ Martin Luther King Jr.
The only thing left to do is come back to what we’ve been this whole time, love and perfection. It starts with awareness and complete questioning of our own thoughts and behavior. When we become aware of the parts of ourselves that believe that we are not enough we can question them.
What we will find is that every belief that we have that we are not good enough or measuring up is based on a belief system that is not even real nor is it set in stone anywhere. It’s all an illusion. Even the thought that you have that says that you aren’t good should be loved.
Unraveling the illusion of imperfection will take time. You most likely won’t be able to just say, “Ok, now I believe I’m perfect” and that’s it, everything changes. These are beliefs that have been forced in your conscious and subconscious mind over and over and over. Just like we can’t fight for peace, we can’t hate ourselves into loving ourselves.
We can’t resonate with the perfection inside of us until we accept and love every single aspect of ourselves, if we are judging people, ok, love the thought of judgment. If we hate a group of people, love that thought so much that eventually it just goes away. Love is a form of surrender, when we surrender to the ego illusions they can’t keep fighting with us.
One by one, we will start to see that we are love, and since we only will recognize the love in ourselves, we will start to only see the love in others, EVEN if they are different than us. If each one of us starts resonating in our own perfection, we will subconsciously give other people we meet the permission to resonate in their own love. This is how the world will change.