Teachings on Love (6): No Struggle to Love
There can be no struggle to love. Love is anti-competition. Struggling pushes love farther away. In spiritual practice, we struggle to release the obstacles we place within ourselves to generate and experience love. But struggle has no purchase on love itself, for love gently enfolds all struggle, all agitation, all fear into itself. Love accepts and exalts all mistakes. It gives itself freely, and extends its calm assurance to fill the place of pain.
-Rob Schmidt© 2009 Tayu Order, Inc.