“He who is overly attached to his family members experiences fear and sorrow, for the root of all grief is attachment. Thus one should discard attachment to be happy.” ~ Chanakya; Indian teacher, philosopher, economist, jurist and royal advisor.
Remind yourself that if you are going to live your life based on love, it must be true love, for the rest is just attachment, it is just an artificial form of selfish love your mind produces based on fear of loss–i. e., attachment to a person, attachment to a thing, attachment to a memory, attachment to an event, attachment to a thought, etc..
Humanity is flawed, society is corrupt, religions are invented, people are distanced, wars exist, people get together in romantic relationships to get married and then throw it all away, among other atrocities born out of ignorance, because mankind ignores what true love, the essence of it all is. Mankind lives in the illusion of attachment and fear of loss, while thinking this is true love; even good, honest people, people you know, and maybe you too live in this illusion.
And this is the test, to find out what love beyond the nonsense of humanity really is, to find out for ourselves that love is not a concept of quality and form; however, most people live and die never really knowing what true love really is, married people even.
The fact is one can never, does not matter how intelligent and loving a person might be, really experience and embrace pure love if all one knows is attachment to their families and friends, to things and memories.
While you are crying and complaining about the loss of a loved one, while you are nagging because you want such and such thing, while you are asking people for pity because you are too self-involved in your narrow-minded mind to accept what is, then, you are missing the essence of love–i.e., acceptance, peace, freedom from thoughts of fear and loss; because love has nothing to do with thought, and when you miss someone, something, or when you cry for help, then you are following a thought, you are distancing yourself from your pure heart tainting it with a thought, you are not love then.
Think about this.
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