A long time ago, in the dim and distant
recesses of my memory, I remember one of the darkest times of my life.
My young son, then about seven years old, his mother, and I were
sitting together talking about a deeply troubling and painful situation
in our lives.
We were working, struggling our way
through this devilishly difficult conversation. Our son, wise little
one that he was (and still is, though not so little any more), thought
love was the answer to the seeming dilemma. His mother responded, “Love
is not enough.” And, to be honest, I agreed with her.
Our son, in that innocent wisdom of young
souls not that far removed from their memories of life’s other side,
exclaimed, “Love IS enough! It’s all there is!”
Out of the mouths of babes ...
The word “love” is much bandied about, if
you will, in your modern society. And yet many who use the word never
pause to consider its true meaning.
For if everyone who ever uttered the
word “love” knew (remembered, really) its true meaning, then all the
problems humans are facing today on your planet would simply vanish.
And you would truly have Heaven on Earth.
We would define love as the deliberate,
conscious choice to see the divine nature in all beings.
If you do your best to see the divinity
in all beings, you will never have any desire to own, control,
manipulate, misuse, or abuse any of the Great Spirit’s creatures or
If you see other beings, particularly
your human sisters and brothers, in this light, it would not be
possible for you to commit murder, wage war, ravish your environment.
It is simply impossible if you acknowledge the divinity in all beings.
A caveat here — it’s particularly
important for you to remember and acknowledge the divinity within
yourself first. And then you will easily and effortlessly see and
acknowledge it in all others.
Is love enough? No, not in the ways many
humans define it. But is real love enough? Absolutely!
For when you remember what love truly is,
you will simply be incapable of doing harm either to yourselves or to
Love is enough. It’s the only way.