Love is the ultimate alchemical substance that transforms fear into peace, judgment into acceptance, and pain into joy. The Beatles were right when they sang, “Love is all you need.”
At any moment, in any situation, regardless of how things appear on the outside, we can choose to respond with love or fear. When other people reject, insult, or attack us with their fear, we can either draw our swords or let the offense pass through us like arrows through smoke. We can decide whether to listen to the voice of Spirit or the voice of ego.
"Keep knocking, and the joy inside will eventually open a window and look to see who's there." – Rumi
Every day we are presented with opportunities to express love instead of fear. Harried store clerks might behave rudely toward us; impatient drivers may cut in front of us on the highway. If we bless rather than condemn, we will change not only our reactions but the circumstances themselves.
“Love is the total absence of fear.” – Gerald G. Jampolsky, M.D.
Love alchemy is fine for many situations: insults, bad vibes, rudeness,etc. However, if someone atacks you with a knife, ball bat or fists, or trys to rape you, you will need either flawless martial arts technique or a gun. I agree that fear is no good and if you are assaulted, fierceness is vastly superior to fear. Even if you kill a person who violently assualts you, it's not a question of love or hate...it's justice or instant karma. Even a rose has thorns.
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