Today I share with you a quote from my book (Pillowsophia).
“One of the most often quoted part of St. Paul’s First Letter to the Corinthians is the “Hymn of Love” (1Cor 13), where he also concludes that the innermost essence of all human lives is love. I can do whatever: if there is no love within me, it’s like I haven’t done anything. The only measure of things is the love I have.
This is why I believe it’s time to get to know our invisible parts. It’s time to take off, as divers or cave seekers and explore those depths which are available only for ourselves, hidden in between our habits, gaps and other secret things. This is how we may acquire new knowledge of who we are and how our world operates.
This is the only way to find our courage and step out to the light, taking on everything that comes, even death; leaving our dreadfulness behind to open up our heart and love.
Death is not the worst thing in the world. It is far more worst to live without love. That’s what Harry Potter’s story about, all along in the seven books: it’s love that saves (him) from the evil. In the books the author explains step by step, from different angles why Lord Voldemort, Harry Potter’s great enemy had become so evil and impenitent; the reason is that no one ever had loved him, and neither did he love anyone in his life. And yes, this is the greatest catastrophe which can happen with someone: if he never experiences what a miracle it is to love and be loved – for his own self, not for his money or powers, or what he has done, but for who he is.
As it’s sang by the american Nat King Cole, a great figure of jazz music, in his song Nature Boy: “The greatest thing, you’ll ever learn, is just to love, and be loved in return.”
I guess from the moment we’re born this is our deepest, most honest desire, which already at its initiation can be repressed by life-packages and gaps well enough. Then even if we try to compensate it with something else, this is that core desire which is incorporated in all of our actions, intentions and hides at the roots of our fears. It’s not a secret, but it’s quite hard to face and accept that this is what we truly long for: to love, and be loved in return.”