Outside, nothing is moving. The trees aren’t blowing in the breeze. I hear no sounds. Inside not much is happening either – not fear or excitement or determination or worry, but pause.
This is new for me. As a writer, there are always scenario’s played out in my head. Today, the stage is empty. Perhaps this is waiting. Maybe this scene hasn’t been written yet.
If that’s the case, let’s be sure it springs from a solid base, loaded with good material. Let’s fill this space with love.
On Saturday, about 500 of us completed another Quest for Love. Here are a few of the things we explored…
“So today let’s go someplace else. This is a place of your deepest longing. It is where our hearts reside, beating as one, drawing us ever closer. Agape.
What does it mean to love yourself? Does it happen once you win the game, lose the weight, fill your bank accounts and save the world? There is no time or condition in which agape occurs – it is now.
Loving yourself does not require perfection, traditional beauty, wealth or status. Loving yourself requires trust. That’s it. There is a you beneath your outfit and your anger, your errors and your trophies, your humor and your tears. Trust your truth.
You will find it in this place of love. Beneath the demands and requirements of ego, your love waits. It has been waiting a long time.
This place is cushioned with gentility. There is room here for everyone. This is what heaven looks like.
Here there is no judgment. You are welcome as you are, perfect where you stand. Your truth is all we see here, your light that shows the way.
What’s surprising is how familiar this feels. These walls look just like the ones in my home, on a street that bears the same name as the one I now live on. What’s up with that?
There is no place to go. There is nothing to do. There is only acceptance.
Imagine today you are in this place of love. Within these walls all is good. You are okay. You are spoken to gently, loved absolutely, cherished. In this place all is known. There are no secrets here. Every facet of your life is on the table and still the flow does not diminish. It is palpable, this love. You are engulfed in adoration, awash in tenderness. Joy is evident when you enter here. This is home.
Here is where we are headed. It doesn’t matter where else you’ve been or what we did when we got there. This is home.
Without condition love who you are. No more waiting. There is only one destination – agape. It is love that will take us there and acceptance that will direct our path. You have to walk there yourself – this is a place you cannot be taken – you have to go. On your own.
Love yourself without condition. This is the way to agape.”
You are the one you’ve been waiting for.