Where is the Love?
by Felicia Williams Cosey, RScP
To love in a world of love is ideal, but to love in the face of illusion is mastery.
– Alan Cohen, A Deep Breath of Life
This quote by Alan Cohen has often challenged me to rise above when the going gets tough in my world. And, I admit, my inner world has been rocked a lot recently with my perception of outer world events. Perhaps you too have felt like you’re being hit by waves of change, faster than you can recover. Where is the haven, the place of harbor and respite in the midst of what appears to be chaos and confusion?
For me, it all starts with, and comes back to love. As we read in 1 Corinthians 13:13:
“And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.” We recognize love as a higher vibration, one which casts out fear, doubt, anger, despair. Accessing this love is truly the key to personal peace in the midst of any storm. The good news: this love is always available, as close as our very breath. And it’s free, accessible in any given moment, awaiting only our recognition of its presence, power, and beauty. We can reach it through prayer, through meditation. Love is at the core of our visioning practice, as we open ourselves to universal love Spirit reveals itself in our stillness.
Try it right now: Be still. Close your eyes and breathe slowly, deeply for a few moments. Say the word “Love.” Feel the warm light of love vibrate and fill your heart. There it is. There you are. For you are the Love. Welcome home.
Today, I remember that I am Love. The love within me is greater than any illusion, any appearance or circumstance.