We usually think that “love” is related to things like sex, taking care of a child, and helping the sick and needy. Now it is time to really understand this notion, however; because due to lack of love the current crisis has erupted. The crisis is here to open our eyes on what love really is and what it means to lack love. Then we will get to the essence of the crisis.
The only purpose of everything that is happening in finance, industry, and other areas is to show us what true love really is and is not. We will then be able to measure everything else by it, and will realize that right now our only quality is egoism.
We are undergoing the process called “the revelation/unfolding of the ego.” We need to recognize and admit that our current understanding of love is self love, although that we truly think we love others. But we are beginning to feel that if we continue treating each other the way we are, then everyone will keep feeling bad, both individually and collectively. Some of us may feel good personally, but as long as we don’t love others, we are still in an self centered state.
We have to define what “love of others” really is, as well as its opposite – hatred, and shed some light onto the darkness. As long as we don’t acknowledge that we hate everyone but ourselves, we will not be able to cross over to love. This is the first stage, and humanity is now starting to approach it.
For the time being, we are just agreeing that we probably don’t love each other enough. However, we haven’t yet begun to realize the hatred that reigns among us.
Love of others” is a special quality that enables a person to sense the interdependence between everyone and the need to fulfill others through himself. It is similar to a lover who wants to fill the object of his desire.
“Love of others” begins from its opposite – the revelation of hatred, rejection and separation from others. This is how we first feel when we discover our complete dependence on others. It is as though the faucet that dispenses the air we breathe is under someone else’s control. We start to see that we are completely and utterly dependent on the whole world, and everyone is dependent on how the others will act toward them. We discover that each of us is the only one who determines our condition by having good or bad relationships with the world.
Every day, this sensation of dependence grows and we become more reliant on others in order to receive basic necessities such as water, bread, work and security. This is how the global, integral system is unfolding to us, and we start seeing the Butterfly Effect in action. At the same time, we also recognizde our hatred toward each other and that our egoism produces this hatred in all people of this world!
The image of utter interdependence among all of us that is being demonstrated to us by Nature makes us desire to “open the faucet” for everyone. And this is what “love of others” is.