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