This Quest, in the strictest definition, is not really a Quest at all. For a “Quest” is defined as “a search or pursuit in order to find or obtain something”. You don't have to “find” agape as much as allow it to be seen. You don't need to “obtain” agape either – it is not “obtainable”.
Agape is the physical manifestation of truth. Agape is Source personified. Agape resides in the deepest, truest part of you. It is your beginning. It is something you already have, and therefore not “gettable”.
So, we are technically on a Quest for something we own; something we are. Maybe what's going on here is merely semantics. Perhaps we need a re-definition of Agape.
Agape feels like acceptance. It looks like peace. It is a recognition of your heart. Agape is comforting, inclusive and allowing. It gives permission. Agape unconditionally adores. Agape loves every nook and cranny of you.
Agape sees a mountain ahead and envisions only the wild trip downhill; feeling joy and anticipation. Agape notices the absence of a person or thing and wishes him, her or it a fond farewell; knowing that energy of any kind is not ever “gone” on this eternal ride. Then, Agape wonders who or what will show up next to fill the void. Life is like that always.
Agape greets you with a smile every time. There is no circumstance that will change Agape's joy at seeing you again. Harsh words, time or distance do not alter Agape. It is a force, and as such, unshakable.
We are so very much human. Our days are spent dealing with how we feel and look, what we “have to do”, who we are with and what they said or might say. Beneath all of that, we are the force of Agape – albeit unrecognized.
Agape doesn't take away the argument you just had or the hurt you may feel – it puts it in perspective. We are sourced from love, and clothed in ego.
For this coming week/Quest, we'll look at how to recognize Agape. It is everywhere. We've spent our lifetime looking at everything else, as if it was all that mattered. Billboards, apps and social media shout constantly. “Do you have this disease?” “Is he cheating on you?” “Do you want the perfect body?” “Are you happy/angry/active/beautiful enough?”
Your ego self can answer these questions yet none of these will ultimately satisfy you. The answers will not bring happiness, satisfaction or fulfillment that is lasting. Your ego self is not offended by these assumptions about you – but your sovereign self is. You are so much more than you know. Your sovereign self knows the core of you; recognizing that therein dwells all things of relevance.
We are on this Quest to draw out our Sovereign Self. He/she is found in the recognition of Agape in every facet of life. There is a great deal of NOISE we'll have to ignore to hear him or her. Yet she is there and he is waiting with open arms and giant grins. It is you.
You are the One you've been waiting for.
See you tomorrow.