December 13, 2009
Love that doesn’t mean anything, except in the moment, is better than no love at all. Holding back from giving 100%, whether in sports, on the job, or in a relationship, leaves the encounter teetering on the brink of disappearing with little announcement. Going all the way is self inspiring to give more while inspiring another or others to do the same.
A brief story:
A boy and a girl were playing together. The boy had a collection of marbles. The girl had some sweets with her… The boy told the girl that he will give her all his marbles in exchange for her sweets. The girl agreed. ?The boy kept the biggest and the most beautiful marble aside and gave the rest to the girl. The girl gave him all her sweets as she had promised. That night, the girl slept peacefully. But the boy couldn’t sleep as he kept wondering if the girl had hidden some sweets from him the way he had hidden his best marble. Moral of the story: If you don’t give your hundred percent in a relationship, you’ll always keep doubting if the other person has given his/her hundred percent.
Surrendering to loving yourself changes and raises the quality of loving anyone. We don’t surrender to anyone person however, they may be the ‘vehicle’ to reach within and give 100%. Being in a place of surrender changes the experience of loving others and life in general.’Popping up’ once in a while to respond to stimuli while guarding the quality and/or quality, is conditional giving at best. The ‘male ego’, (which is also found in the female), is a wall or abutment to experience the fullness of unconditional love.
‘Pop up love’ comes from the ego to satisfy the pleasure in the moment with no regard for anyone, if truth be known, than the self. To be locked in the false self or ego is to be one more human among billions who live life like the animals with no recognition that we are the only specie capable of living life as if we are ‘gods of consciousness’. Accept yourself as helpless and, the surrender will happen of it’s own accord. The shackles of identifying with ones fears of letting go leave imprints of programming carried down the ages from the caveman. ‘Pop up love’ is divine when from a place of surrender! Leaving ‘footprints’ of love will help others follow in step toward their own experience.