IS ABSOLUTELY REQUIRED
IMPERSONAL TAO CORE
AS BEYOND WORDS
Let. Others. Voluntarily. Evolve.
and not to twist them to fit our image.
Otherwise we love only the reflection of ourselves we find in them.”
(Thomas Merton: No Man Is an Island)
manifestations of the same force on two different planes
When you feel hatred for someone,
what is this force that teaches you to pulverise them with a look or even to strike them?
And if you love someone tenderly,
what is this force that moves you to smile at them,
to speak sweetly to them,
to hold them tight in your arms and to bring them gifts?
Whether it is love or hate, it is always the same force: sometimes it manifests in the Venusian form and acts with delicacy, expressiveness, poetry, and gentleness,
and sometimes it becomes Martian
and can shatter everything in its path.
Just observe how love
in too low a form
can turn into violence.
The need to satisfy their desires
makes men and women egotistical and cruel,
and they do not care about the other person,
and are even ready to kill them if they resist.
On the contrary, those who wish to manifest the higher degrees of love act with generosity and selflessness,
and with consideration for the fulfillment and happiness of the person they love.
And yet, in its origins, the force is the same.
Omraam Mikhael Aivanhovhttps://www.prosveta-usa.com/love-and-hate-manifestations-of-the-same-force-on-two-different-planes_2017-11-19
that seems impossible to solve,
when I feel trapped in a situation
and can see no way out,
let me ask myself
whether I am standing in my own light.
I must find the vantage point
where I can most clearly see my difficulty as it is;
then answers will come.
(One Day At a Time in Al-Anon, pg.297)