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Love Is All

Dip your toe gingerly or plunge right on into the crystalline depths of the Spiritual pool and stroke out on your journey and you will soon be swept along, then buffeted wave after wave by the oft over used phrase ‘Love is All’. Nowadays I hear and read ‘Love is All’ constantly and want to scream –

“Love is all! Explain to me – Love is all what?”

The phrase Love is all is trotted out as an antidote to all the ills of the world and as a salve to cure all.

Encouraged to reach a state of non-judgement an enlightened soul simply knows, darling, that Love vanquishes Fear; that the opposite to Love is indeed, spiritually speaking, Fear – but hang on there a minute, I always believed the opposite to Love was Hate and the opposite to Fear was Courage or, perhaps, Bravery; I distinctly remember Mrs Robinson telling me so in English when I was eleven years old and impressionable to truths.

I fear I may be drowning in cloudy spiritual semantic waters. I feel my ankles entangled in weeds intent on dragging me down, filling my lungs with watered down, inappropriately rehashed, ideas and my head with thoughts too profound to express succinctly. My eyes are popping. Thank goodness for the metaphorical life buoy, Love is all.

I’m guessing that Love is all purports to an enlightened state of being where all the daily doings and detritus are of little consequence ‘cos Love is all. The goal of becoming enlightened is not to appear like the Swan gracefully swanning across the waters, funny webbed feet paddling like stink below to create the illusion, but to actually be the Swan that glides gracefully through life regardless of turbulent waters and ridiculously comical flappy feet.

If one is able to accept the premise that Love is all then there is nothing else. If there is nothing else, fear, disdain and drama are not real which means that a person can get on with their life in a state of calm knowing and purity of love.

But then, what is Love?