You may have noticed a resounding theme throughout this blog as we've identified some of the insane behavior that humans engage in. Whether it's labeling or judging people, getting angry and diminishing others, fear and control, constantly comparing ourselves or coveting the possessions of others, or feeling the guilt or shame of our bad behavior. There is one miracle cure that causes every character defect we have ever had to simply vanish.
That cure is unconditional love. Make no mistake about it. It is real and it works.
To acquire and to possess unconditional love, we have to recognize and unlearn faulty beliefs. I have met no exceptions to this rule. Perhaps Echart Tolle. Of all of the countless Fathers, Ministers, non-profit workers, psychiatrists, psychologists, therapists, and counselors I have known and met, I have yet to meet just one of them that can look a patient in the eye and say, "Unconditional love will cure you." Or, "we know how to do it." They simply are unaware.
Why is that? Because they have accepted a belief system passed onto them. They have never met anyone that possesses such a thing. Therefore they believe, unconditional love is impossible.
I challenge you to find a degree program, anywhere in the United States, that teaches unconditional love. It is unheard of. And I will be the first person to tell you, that I didn't believe it either. A very funny thing happened. At first people were reluctant to hear what I said. They thought I might be insane. Some people I have talked to are actually beginning to understand that unconditional love is actually a choice you can make. You don't have to hate, really. Can we learn how to love instead? Do we have a choice? Of course we do. That's what this is all about.
Conceptually unconditional love is a very difficult concept to grasp. Most folks don't even know where to start. They don't know, "Whats in it for me?"
That is precisely where I was two years ago. Confused, bewildered, and laden with 46 years of ego and faulty belief systems I had no idea where to start or where it would lead me.
Let me offer one last illustration as an example. It is such a perfect illustration that it bears repeating. It is one of unconditional hate and the collective power of ego and unconditional haters. Imagine back in the 90's when Osama Bin Laden was forming his hatred for his "perceived" enemies. Searching for a way to destroy those Trade Center Towers. His creative problem solving skills and intelligence allowed him to find a way. With complete slavery to his false sense of self he was able to conceive a way, convince others through the clever manipulation of that ego and religion, to plan and carry out a mission that destroyed the lives of thousands. That act caused a ripple effect that sent a wake of additional grief and suffering among the survivors.
Are we required to hate Bin Laden for this? No. But you can if you want. Millions do. Thus we too, have a collective ego that says killing him is perfectly sane. A belief.
Clearly that act represented utter insanity yet Bin Laden has great intelligence and might very well do fine on any given IQ test or psychiatric test. Is he evil? Or is that a label we use?
Bin Laden is completely and utterly self absorbed by a false sense of self, an ego, that feels completely justified in killing human beings. Timothy McVeigh is another example. It is the type of insanity described by Tolle.
Thus if you can be captivated by this false belief system to perform acts of unconditional hate, can you rid yourself of that ego and perform acts of unconditional love?
Sure. You just have to change your belief system. Change it from one of hate to one of love. That's why we're here. If you can dream it, it's possible.
We are in the stage of recognition. Let's try to put this all together.