Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it. – Rumi
“Be the love.” For many years, whenever I’ve asked God to help me know my purpose, my point in being here, this is the answer I receive. “Be the love.”
Early on, I can remember thinking – Oh, THAT can’t be it. That’s not the “right” answer…that must just be one of my own thoughts. But, that “thought” continued to be the first answer to my various iterations of the purpose question.
Slowly, I began to accept it, albeit grudgingly. And there are days when I still try to get a better answer, thinking that ‘be the love’ is just too simple, not deep enough, not profound enough. On those days, I hear the same response, along with what feels like a little laugh…oh beloved, there isn’t a better, more important answer or purpose. Let “be the love” be your purpose, and let yourself let go of the not good enough thoughts. Let yourself deepen your own knowing of love, let it fill every cell, so you exude Love, without having to even think about it.
Those ‘not enough’ thoughts are one of the major ways that I recognize that I’ve built a barrier to love. A barrier to a life that’s probably beyond my wildest dreams.
They’ve been a way to keep myself smaller than I could be, smaller than I was intended to be. And although they’ve kept me “safe” from harsh judgments, they’ve also kept me hidden and closed off from love that might be right outside my door and love that I was meant to share.
What barriers to love (and an extraordinary life) are you aware of? Are you a “not enough” kinda person? Do you ever get messages that you brush off with a “that can’t be right” or “it has to be more than THAT”? What if the messages you’re sent are really just that simple? What if it’s you that complicates and befuddles the simple messages you’re given? What if that ‘brush off’ is a barrier to what you’re meant to receive?
As you go through this week, notice where you withhold a little of yourself – and whether you can open up, even just a bit, to dissolve the barrier to love.
Mas amor photo: MCML ➖XXXIII (steal my _ _ art)