“I have found the paradox, that if you love until it hurts, there can be no more hurt, only love.” ~ Mother Teresa
This passage makes total sense to me today. Had I found this awhile back, I don’t think it would have been as profound as it is for me now in light of how my life is unfolding.
A few weeks ago, I was taken by surprise when my love broke up with me. I had my time of intense pain and shock. I still have moments of great emotion well up inside. But rather than be spiteful or act the fool to her, I can only love. I realize that is all that there is to do and that is the gift I choose to give.
My Grandfather passed within a day of the above occurrence and again more shock at the all at once-ness of it. As I stood in his house with my Grandma, I felt his presence, felt his love for her. As she spoke to me of fond memories, I heard her love for him. Great sadness is there, they spent 63 years of their lives together. But above that, only love.
As I found myself amidst intense pain in two different scenarios, I felt the presence of God. I see how loved we truly are.
Every day, I see and feel love in the signs of confirmation in my life, in the eyes and hearts of others. So much so that all I can do is have faith and share the love I feel, share it freely and without condition.
It is so simple. LOL. It is so simple, it’s hard to understand and actualize. So simple people fight it and refute what another says because it’s not spoken in the same language or recited from the same book.
Mother Teresa had it right. This saying sums up exactly what Jesus was about and what Buddha was also teaching, what other faiths of years past said and those today say. Beyond pain, beyond all things, there is only love.