Monday, 14 September 2009

What Is Real?

Most of us are confused about what is real. Even though we sense there is something more, we attempt to settle for a reality based exclusively on feedback from our physical senses.

To reinforce this "reality", we look to what our culture defines as normal, healthy and therefore REAL.

Yet where does Love fit into this scheme of thing? Wouldn't our lives be more meaningful if we looked to what has no beginning and no ending as our reality?

Only Love fits this definition of the eternal. Everything else is transitory and therefore meaningless.

Fear always distorts our perception and confuses us as to what is going on. Love is the total absence of fear. Love asks no questions. Its natural state is one of extension and expansion, not comparison and measurement.

Love, then, is really everything that is of value, and fear can offer us nothing because it is NOTHING.

Although Love is always what we really want, we are often afraid of Love without consciously knowing it, and so we may act both blind and deaf to Love's presence.

Yet, as we help ourselves and each other let go of fear, we begin to experience a personal transformation.

We start to see beyond our old reality as defined by the physical senses, and we enter a state of clarity in which we discover that all minds are joined, that we share a common Self, and that inner peace and Love are in fact all that are REAL.

With Love as our only reality, health and wholeness can be viewed as inner peace, and healing can be seen as letting go of fear.

Love, then, is letting go of fear.


Beautiful sculpture at "Sculpture by the Sea" in Bondi, Sydney, November 2007

18 comments:

HappyOrganist said...

Oh - Confused is my middle name! =D
and that's all I"m gonna say on that. :P

Jan said...

Wonderful, post again, Peg. Oh, yes. Love is getting go of fear. I just posted on Navigating Fear at my blog. Holy synchronicity! Blessings to you this day.

Patti Christakos said...

thank you, Peggy. Let Love guide the way. My mother's last words to me before she died. I hadn't thought of that in awhile...you helped me to remember. be well.
patti
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McMGrad89 said...

When I was a little girl, I used to ask myself if this life was real or was I really just part of someone else's dream.

Which reminds me of a quote I used once...
Once upon a time,
I dreamt
I was a butterfly...Suddenly
I awoke...Now, I do not
know whether I was then
a man dreaming I was
a butterfly, or whether I
am now a butterfly dreaming
that I am a man.
Chuang-Tzu

:-)

Evil Shannanigans said...

The thing with love and fear, is that I am always afraid to love too much or too deeply, because I know how much it will hurt if the love goes away. So yes, fear can hinder love but it is hard to let it go. It is a catch 22. Life without love may be easier, but is it worth living?

MyAlterEgo said...

not worth living, Shan =)

I also think that sometimes when it looks like love has disappeared it hasn't (or that's just one of those temporary Earth-life things) 'cause I think we'll all be good buddies (no matter what kinds of crap we put each other through) in the end. (by and large. maybe there will be a rare exception here and there)

Love is Eternal ;)

HappyOrganist said...

oh crap. hahahahah


can you all see me blushing right now? so flushed. okay.

(account for fam. blog)

Stoneweaver said...

An interesting post. I wonder if fear is ever necessary? The old yin-yang thing. It does stop us from getting hurt. I suppose it goes back to our caveman survival days when we needed to be alert for bears in the woods. It must be a hangover from that that about 80% of our thoughts are negative (don't ask me how this was measured - it came from that Happiness Workshop I went to). And newspapers make the most of this, selling us bad news and things that will make us fearful. It is an epidemic! Love is indeed the answer - but we need to focus and think of practical ways in which we can apply it. We need to be conscious - mindful.

And as for reality - well it's all an illusion isn't it? A quote comes to mind (something like) 'We are all actors in this grand illusion and all we really need to do is to play our part well'.

Nina P. said...

Your posts always make me think. I so agree that Love is the answer to chase away fears.
Once again Peggy, you've inspired me,So in honor of your post:

Positive
Encouraging
Answers
Come
Everyday

Hang
Onto
Powerful
Enlightenment

Let
Ourselves
Value
Everything

Love
Imprisons
Fear's
Energy

PEACE,HOPE,LOVE LIFE
Love and Light, Nina P.

Roban said...

Peggy, you've been quite prolific since my last visit, and I can't even stop to read now.... I'm in my classroom and knew that your music could help get me through an hour or two of 'after-school' work!

I can't wait to visit when I can focus on your words. When? I certainly hope it will be soon. I'm missing the connections!

Hugs,

Roban

Silver said...

Love is letting go of fear.

I will leave this blog space with this thought. ;)thks for sharing..

~Silver

Caroline said...

Beautiful post Peggy! I agree that fear is all in our heads. When we let go and follow in love, only good comes from that. Thank you for reminding me of this today!

Renee said...

Peggy that sculpture is beautiful. I love it. I hope you are feeling well today dear one.

Love Renee xoxo

Loving Annie said...

Love is the core truth of everything that matters...

Love transforms, heals, opens, blesses...

It is *Light* in its purest essence.

Hope you are having a great week, Peggy :)

((hugs))

GWENDOLYN said...

I THINK THIS IS RIGHT ON. AND I KNOW FROM EXPERIANCE THAT SOMETIMES WE PUT UP BARRIERS OF FEAR BECAUSE WE HAVE BEEN HURT IN THE PAST. IT IS SOMETIMES HARD TO DROP THAT BARRIER AND THE FEAR... TO LOVE COMPLETELY.

TheChicGeek said...

Awww, love...I wish I understood love. I do believe you are right, to really love we must let go of our fears, we risk, we are vulnerable...some day I hope to get romantic love right. That's the tough one.

I love the sculpture..so beautiful!

Thanks for another great post, Peggy!

Paula said...

Dear One, I have heard and seen pic's after the sand storm in Australia. I hope all is ok with you. Love from Germany

Ces said...

I think humans have a tendency to define everything. Love falls victim to definitions by writers, poets, artists, retailers, salesmen and greeting card makers. Love is wonderful but it has to be real love. We know when that happens.