Life and love are very simplistic and pure. Life needs no validation through assumptions or beliefs. Love can equally only be truly fulfilling when felt in its purity, without conceptual definition or restriction. There is naturally a basic pattern of unity that derives from a species individual and collective development. This does not however explain how we feel what a plant feels or what an animal feels. There are two factors to consider in the discussion of empathy.
The first factor, as the first definition of empathy states, is a state of imaginative projection. This is naturally possible for a species such as our own. This may result from the developed field of creative intelligence and our emotions. We place behavior and emotions definition labels on objects and other living forms to explain everything for our own purposes. The second factor is very significant. This is the field of oneness. This is much more than just projecting a subjective state of being into another form, animate or inanimate.
Assumptions and Definitions Manipulate Living Life
This second factor consists of life oneness. This life oneness is a fact that religion or science will generally agree on, each in its own unique manner. We can dub life oneness with the word love. Religion and science also confirm this, using methods of conceptual thinking to validate it.
Assumptions have a way of distorting the simplicity of life. Furthermore, we misconstrue life and love through the need to validate everything we experience. The acceptance of both life and love often remains just out of our reach. This results through the act of defining, interpreting, and judging. We are afraid of love. We wish it, we want it, but we fear it. This reflects outward into the universe. This anxiety or fear is usually always present in the background of our activities. This holds true for our life existence. We love life. But, we use assumptions and misgivings to label what life means to us; personally, and collectively. Thus, living and experiencing life becomes a task, a burden that overwhelms us again and again.
We love life. At least, this is what most people say. Also, we cherish love more than any other emotional concept established by humankind, yet deep down we fear it terribly. Why do we fear it so? Furthermore, from some deep hidden place, does this suggest that we also fear living life?
I hope that you are well and safe.
P.S. This article is an excerpt from my latest book Love Will Show You the Way: Choosing the Path of Least Resistance.