This new video teaching from Mother fills my heart with so much joy! Maybe this comes with age but I find myself yearning for simplicity and quality. Less has become more. The desire to have deeply connected experiences rather than more stuff, even if it's really nice stuff, seems to be emerging more and more as a way of life for me. I crave less and less and yearn more and more. What's the difference you might ask? For me, yearning is the language of my soul. The yearning gives me direction and clarity and it feels based in love. If it can't be fulfilled right away I don't feel cheated or angry as I do when a craving goes unfulfilled. Rather the yearning feels as though it's slowly drawing me into something that I need to feel more myself and connected to my life and the people I love. Love and be-loved, that is the strongest yearning inside me now and always. Whenever I've repressed it, denied it, avoided it, and sabotaged it, this yearning to love and be-loved has patiently waited for me to rediscover it and engage a little more with it.
It's such a simple and profound experience but has not been easy for me to embrace in this life. Like many of you, rejection has, at times, had a devastating effect on me. It was a natural act to then gather protection into myself in whatever form appealed to me at the time. Unfortunately, it was the protection that ended up devastating me in the long run because it cut me off from myself, my feelings, and love. I find it impossible to thrive without being connected to those things. So loving others has flowed back in more easily than being loved. It's not as if people don't freely express their love for me every day, but my unwillingness to take it in and receive it fully is sketchy. It's a risk to love and be-loved because I will lose some of the people I engage in it with. They will come and go in my life. But love itself never leaves. This is what Mother has been teaching me for decades and it is finally soaking into the depths of my Being. I can't protect myself against hurt without protecting myself against love.
So today, I choose love! How about you? What will you choose today? Let me know in the comment section. Thank you so much for watching. Please share this with your loved ones and let's spread Mother's unconditional love!