Categories: Changing Limiting Habits, Loving Oneself

Truth and Love

Out of the four essential elements of genuine love is kneeling down before truth. Unless and until we are committed deep with in ourselves that we shall succumb ourselves to truth, we shall never be able to find, even taste a hint of genuine love.

Love begins itself inside a person with this will, the will to succumb to truth.

Let’s have a deeper look and consider the following¬† facts together.

a. Love is a will to grow mentally and spiritually.

b. Each unit of universe, a cell, an oak, a whale grows to its maximum possible length. Each unit of universe except us the human beings follow their inherent growth code to its full length.

c. We humans have been given this endowment of “choice”. We can choose to grow or not to grow. We can choose to become our best or not become our best.

d. As life moves on change keeps on occurring. People change. Addresses change. Ideas change. Situations and geographical maps change. Some things that used to work perfectly become obsolete. Some things which we never thought would be ever used suddenly or gradually become the necessity.

e. Our perception is our view of life as we see it.

f. For someone to be genuinely truthful he has to be honest in his intent to quote the reality as it occurred as well as his view of the reality must not be distorted. For being truthful, our perception must have to be as close to reality as it can be.

g. We cannot grow if we do not alter our perception of reality as reality changes. For example if a neighborhood park is converted into a shopping mall and we do not change the corresponding address, chances are our mail shall not reach the intended address. We would have to redraw our map of neighborhood to make some one understand the correct way to arrive at our door step.

h. We all have a tendency to keep the same addresses in our minds, since creating new ones takes effort. The same way we tend to stick to already built ideas and views even if the corresponding realities have changed because it takes efforts to redraw maps. We stick to same views for years and years because it is difficult, uneasy and some times painful to create new views. We forget that in pain resides growth.

i. As a result of sticking to the same maps with newer neighborhoods, we loose businesses, jobs, relationships. This all is very painful. We do not realize that although redrawing or remaking our views according to changed reality is hard and painful, it is much less painful than the results which we create by sticking to the same views.

j. We cannot achieve spiritual and mental growth if we see a distorted image of reality or if we fail to see it or if we do not want to see it so we decide to tell ourselves that we cannot see it.

h. Our consistent opponent in changing our views is our ego. It keeps on telling us with a certain pride that we were right and we still are. To this persistence is added our mental inertia i.e. the habit of keeping things the same.

h. Love consistently demands succumbing ourselves to truth.  That is why one of the hardest endeavors for human mind is to change religion. Another example is our general inability of changing our style of work even if situations demand.

We often experience people not even ready to listen to another person’s point of view as soon as they get a hint that it can challenge their existing beliefs. For them changing beliefs is painful since they have to first tell themselves that they were previously wrong or inaccurate and then they have to do a mental effort to find the correct or right ones.

Very few people are able to achieve this level of spiritual growth since very few people are people of love.

Genuine love is only possible if we have an unshakable commitment to change ourselves according to truth. We must be ready to alter our views, values and beliefs as as soon as we find “truer” ones.

This is the only way to find our true space in the universe. This is the only way to find ourselves. This is the only way to arrive at the doorsteps of God.

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