“Now is where love breathes.” ~ Rumi
We have started taking love for granted. Love is something which is started by the body, we realize it sometimes goes to the heart. Most of the times, due to this material world we are attracted to physical appearances. Especially when physical appearances combined with words which make us temporarily happy – we construe it for love. Some other times when we meet someone we know it is beyond the body, we tend to exude love which we cannot control. But your heart suddenly beats for that person or place. You feel automatically at exuberance, at your peak of happiness. Some other times even better, we just feel extremely comfortable, at peace. That is not connected to any physical changes in you. It is just limitless joy and a sense of complete satisfaction. That feeling which you never had before, never experienced before, but just completely engulfs you. This also combines with a familiar feeling of knowing this before sometime, but not relate to it. You keep thinking that you know this feeling, but cannot remember. That is love. This might not be for a person alone, it can be for a place, thing or environment. That feeling of being with yourself.
Love cannot live if you bind it to conditions. Love must be unbound, unconditional.
We generally connect love to “I loved you because….”, “You were so different, I loved you then…”, “If you become this…I will love you”. We tend to connect love to conditions. There is no real love then. Love is bound to certain of your mind’s conditions. Love is not breathing then. What happens when you unbound love? How does unconditional love feel like? You have no memory of the past nor expectations of the future. All that is there is that moment that you feel totally and completely at peace. That moment can only happen if you are absorbed in the present. The “now” is totally devoid of any memories. Every moment is new, every moment is special and it is an opportunity to live it fully. If we lament about the past or aspire for the future, we are not experiencing what that moment is meant for. That moment is for you to experience that love which is around you. Find solace in that love which is totally unconditional.
It is time to first understand what that love is. That love which is devoid of any connections to the known you. If you are able to associate any love to any part of your body or heart – think more carefully. That kind of love is linked to satisfying your needs in the future or based on your past experiences. Love has to be that feeling of the moment which makes you comfortable, makes you at peace rather than increasing your passion or lust or attraction. Love that makes way for peace, calmness to appear and give birth to compassion. That is pure love. That is a feeling which can only happen in the now. Find that place, person or environment and go back there, go back home.