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I give you

“She was here on earth to grasp the meaning of its wild enchantment and to call each thing by its right name, or,
if this were not within her power, to give birth out of love for life to successors who would do it in her place.”

— Boris Pasternak, Dr Zhivago

 
Can you imagine how our world might change.

If we called each thing by its right name.

Imagine if we ceased to say,

“I love you”.

And called this thing by its right name.

Today.

Look your beloved in the eye.

Do not say,

“I love you”.

Say instead,

“I give you”.

“I yield you”.

Would those words be true for you?

When. What. Why.

Do you give?

Why. What. When.

Do you yield?

Would it be more honest of you to say,

“I take you”.

“I resist you”.

Be sure.

To call each thing by its right name.

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The physics of True Love

Everything moved is moved not in something moved, but in something at rest.

— Hermes Trismegistus, Corpus Hermeticum, 2.6

 

Love, or giving, is the principal ordering principle of the universe.

How so?

All physical matter — the atoms and molecules, the building blocks of the universe — is “constructed” of waves.

All known waves, are simple motion. Motion that is described as being in, of, or through, a medium.

The medium, when at rest — which is rest — represents potentiality.

Potentiality becomes actuality, only when the potential yields. Or gives. Of its-self. Of its essence.

It is evident then, that the Principal principle of the universe, is Perfect Love.

Perfect Giving.

Giving out.

Giving in.

Giving up.

Of one’s self.

The one who truly loves, gives.

The one who truly loves — in the moment, in the actualisation of True Love — neither needs, nor desires, to take.

For in being Oned with that Infinite Potentiality, (s)he senses, becomes aware, of a great truth.

That (s)he has no needs, and no desires.

For (s)he already possesses — in oneness, with Infinite Potential — every thing.

(S)he is content.

It is from real-eyes-ation of this True Contentment — an Infinite Content-ment — that the potential for Infinite Giving is made actual.

 

If you consider the matter carefully:
rest is oneness which enfolds motion,
and motion is rest ordered serially.
Hence, motion is the unfolding of rest.

— Nicholas of Cusa, De Docta Ignorantia, 1440

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How to love

In the past, I have not really understood how, exactly, it is possible to “love God”.

In simple terms.

How can you “love” some thing that is — by popular assent — beyond the reach of our five senses? Is infinite, eternal, ineffable, and unknowable? How can you truly love some thing, some One, that you do not “know”, cannot see, or touch?

Now, I believe that I do understand this.

From first understanding exactly what “God” is.

And, what “True Love” is.

True Love is God.

God is True Love.

Ok, so that’s fine, as far as it goes.

In a circle.

But how exactly do you “love” Love?

How does that help us understand how to manifest True Love? Whether to God, or, to our neighbour?

What, exactly, does God / True Love actually do?

Yield.

yield  (yēld)

v. yield·ed, yield·ing, yields

v.tr.

1.

a. To give forth by or as if by a natural process, especially by cultivation: a field that yields many bushels of corn.
b. To furnish as return for effort or investment; be productive of: an investment that yields high percentages.

2.

a. To give over possession of, as in deference or defeat; surrender.
b. To give up (an advantage, for example) to another; concede.

v.intr.

1.

a. To give forth a natural product; be productive.
b. To produce a return for effort or investment: bonds that yield well.

2.

a. To give up, as in defeat; surrender or submit.
b. To give way to pressure or force: The door yielded to a gentle push.
c. To give way to argument, persuasion, influence, or entreaty.
d. To give up one’s place, as to one that is superior: yielded to the chairperson.

 

To love God, is to yield.

To give up.

To give way.

To love some one in this world — to manifest the True Love that is God to them — means to yield to them.

To give up.

To give way.

Like the ocean. Giving way, yield-ing, to the movement of a wave.

It is that simple.

And that difficult.

Because Self does not like to yield.

Self is a force opposite to Love.

Self resists giving in.

It is clear then, why “Self” must “die”.

So that True Love can be seen.

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