Awakin.org

Waking up to Wisdom
In Stillness and Community

You Are Saved By Your Love

--by Michael Damian (Jan 15, 2018)



Love is the power that reveals truth and drives our search for it. You may have noticed that if you study something deeply - an animal, a face, a piece of music - you begin to love it. You become one with it. This felt sense of oneness is the highest expression of love. When you love like this you transcend the selfish distortions and ambitions that once tainted your study. A true study and mastery of anything both demands and evokes this real love.

In the study of existence you realize your oneness with it. As the artificial divide between you and the world dissolves, the whole of existence is found to be good and worthy of love. All sense of separation is gone. There is an open, lucid awareness that manifests the joy of being. When we are joyful we do not think to go and find God. In joy we feel light as a feather, and to that lightness we know God and all that is worth knowing. 

The spiritual search is for this undivided condition. In this search, as in all things, you need understanding and you need love. The way is to lovingly work with your present understanding, knowing that love directs the work and already contains the goal. 

It is love that drives you to seek understanding, and each new step in understanding brings more love. When you lack understanding in any given moment, you are saved by your love, even if that love cries out in despair. Love ensures that revelation will eventually come like lightning, and love itself will be the light in it. So welcome the wind, the storm and the rain as you inquire into your true nature. They bring the lightning of self-knowledge. And in a flash you will behold a new heaven and earth, and know yourself as you have always been.

Excerpted from The Art of Freedom by Michael Damian.

Add Your Reflection:

Send me an email when another comment is posted on this passage.
Name: Email:

Previous Reflections:

 
On Jan 12, 2018 Jagdish P Dave wrote:

 Love is the savior and love is the saved. In love, there is oneness. There is no separation. between doing and being, between subject and object.There are three dimensions of relationship: self -to -self, self-to -other and the one that transcends self and others. It is a transcendental relationship going beyond all man-made boundaries. Love is an experience of oneness. Love experience is a spiritual, a sacred experience. Such experience brings the lightning of self-knowledge. And as Michael Damian says," In a flash you will behold a new heaven and earth, and know yourself as you have always been."

In love there is no defeat and no victory. When we have deep feeling of oneness, there is no otherness. The self is the other and the other is the self. I feel such oneness when I am deeply connected with what I read, what I write, or when I listen to music or when I meditate. I feel such joyful oneness when I watch the stars, listen to the rain drops falling , or the birds chirping. I feel such oneness when a child or a stranger smiles at me or in loving and helping relationships.

There are different dimensions of love. In my young age, I was looking for love coming from a young beautiful girl, I went on a journey of pleasures and pains. When the relationship broke, I felt deeply hurt. My heart was wounded. What helped me was allowing my feelings of pain and suffering come with deep compassion for me and deep compassion for the other person. It took time for me to heal myself. I needed to feel in order to heal. Such compassionate healing was mutually beneficial. This profound experience taught me the power of love. It helped me to go  to a higher dimension of love.

May we learn how to cultivate compassion and love to live our life harmoniously and joyfully!

Namaste! Jagdish P Dave




























On Jan 13, 2018 david doane wrote:

 Love is oneness.  In experiencing and realizing oneness with all that is, living and not living, I experience love.  In love I am saved from disconnection, isolation, and fear that accompany lack of love.  Each of us is a unique individual, which we begin to learn at a young age.  It is when we realize that we also are simultaneously part of every other and part of all that is that we experience the oneness that is love.  My love saved me since I came to realize this, and it is a realization and love that keeps deepening.  Becoming experientially married, which happened for me slowly and long after getting legally married, helped me realize oneness that includes individuality, which is love that saves me.  Love or oneness helps me shed surface layers like image, ego, and false self, and get to know my real self that has always been.



On Jan 16, 2018 Sunil,Bangalore wrote:
Love is existence and creation..Loveless there is no life.Love reinstates hope and reassures all is well with the world with so much of its drawbacks and weaknesses.The life force eternal SOUL is nothing but manifested love. And this is in fact our search and spirituality--.our Sadhana & Meditation.It reverberates in all beings all the time everywhere.SriKrishna taught the same knowledge to Arjun and all Saints also found the same in Vedas.In the form of Light is reflected in The Stars and presence felt in the Sun & Moon too. I am alive,saved and moved merely by Love. 



On Jan 17, 2018 Mukti wrote:

 In my experience, it is from my deepest moments of despair that I have been lifted to a pure feeling of true love. I think this is why many claim that guardian angels are with us. God, or whatever your word for this love may be, is present at these potent moments as well as in the joyful experiences of bliss for me. Sudden loss of a young friend, end of a long marriage because of addiction and mental illness, unexpected loss of a life I thought I was living.... Through all of my ups and downs the certainty of connectedness becomes my compass for life. Love is more and more present between myself and all sentient beings. We all suffer, we all can tap into love and heal. My fear of the worst that might happen here on earth is substituted for confidence that with love we will all rally and be there for our neighbours and kin in potent love and compassion. Shared suffering is maybe the most potent love of all. 



On Jan 18, 2018 Jo wrote:

 Shared suffering ... Yes, most potent love of all!  Amen.  Satan wants us to fear the worst might happen.  God wants us to trust in His angels.  Always present.



On Jan 30, 2018 Pravin Shah wrote:

 When I stop thinking (no future, no past), and 'being' in the present, I reach within, where there is no pain, no sorrow! Only peace and joy. Only Love, which has no opposite. It is your true self, the Atma. Love is one of the portals through which this liberation is possible.



On Oct 1, 2018 jamesbond wrote:

 Great post! I am actually getting ready to across this information, is very helpful my friend. Also great blog here with all of the valuable information you have. Keep up the good work you are doing here.https://diigo.com/0d8ve0



On Oct 4, 2018 mk bags wrote:

 http://bolsasmichaelkorsprecios.com Bolsas Michael Kors Precios
http://michaelkorsrebajas.com Michael Kors Rebajas
http://bolsosmichaelkorsoutlet.com Bolsos Michael Kors Outlet
http://michaelkorsreavaska.com Michael Kors Väska Rea
http://michaelkorsreasvaska.com Michael Kors Rea
http://michaelkorsplanbok.com Michael Kors Plånbok
http://longchampssoldes.com Longchamp Soldes
http://sacsamainlongchamp.com Sac A Main Longchamp
http://sacsamainlongchamps.com Sac À Main Longchamp



On Oct 8, 2018 rte wrote:
Thanks for sharing the post. This is a great list to use in the futur free gift codes generator and free gift card generator and free gift card generator

On Nov 4, 2018 king wrote:

 cc20181105

timberland boots outlet   fake rolex   coach factory outlet online   converse shoes   coach outlet   michael kors outlet canada   polo ralph lauren outlet   prada handbags   adidas shoes   pandora jewelry outlet   jordan shoes   coach outlet   cheap jordan shoes   polo ralph lauren outlet online   ray ban sunglasses discount   christian louboutin outlet   jordan retro   nike air max shoes   canada goose outlet   cincinnati reds jerseys   coach factory outlet   tory burch outlet   ysl handbags   nike shoes   kate spade outlet   michael kors handbags   kansas city royals jerseys   oakley sunglasses outlet   milwaukee brewers jerseys   gucci outlet   adidas superstar   ralph lauren sale clearance   coach outlet online   adidas nmd   fitflops   north face outlet   nike air max zero   uggs outlet   moncler outlet   coach canada outlet   ugg boots   nike huarache   adidas stan smith   ugg boots   air max 90   christian louboutin   michael kors outlet clearance   polo outlet store   kate spade   tory burch outlet online   coach outlet   fitflops   ugg outlet   air jordans   prada outlet   coach outlet   ugg boots   ultra boost   san diego padres jerseys   pandora jewelry   birkenstock   coach outlet   christian louboutin   rolex watches   ecco outlet   adidas nmd   pandora charms   christian louboutin outlet   nike air max 95   pandora charms   ralph lauren outlet   fred perry   adidas outlet   nike air max   swarovski crystal   houston astros jerseys   ecco shoes   louboutin shoes   kevin durant shoes   michael kors outlet online   fendi handbags   salvatore ferragamo shoes   kobe bryant shoes   ugg outlet   michael kors outlet   polo ralph lauren outlet   timberland boots   nike shoes   canada goose outlet   jordan shoes   louis vuitton outlet store   adidas shoes   jordan retro 11   adidas yeezy   birkenstocks   nike react shoes   adidas shoes   uggs outlet   uggs   ugg australia   los angeles dodgers jerseys   skechers shoes   toms shoes   lacoste polo shirts   moncler outlet   nike shoes   canadian goose   coach handbags   canada goose sale   canada goose outlet   canada goose jackets   canada goose   canada goose jackets   philipp plein outlet   timberland boots   polo ralph lauren outlet   adidas yeezy boost   canada goose sale   ugg outlet   fitflops sale clearance   cheap jordans   coach factory outlet   jordans   ralph lauren uk   adidas   pandora jewelry   coach factory outlet   pandora charms   birkenstock outlet   uggs outlet   canada goose jackets   canada goose outlet   timberland outlet   coach outlet   nike cortez   hermes handbags   kate spade bags   pittsburgh pirates jerseys   coach factory outlet   coach factory outlet   canada goose outlet   nike cortez   pandora outlet   uggs canada   oakley sunglasses   air more uptempo   cheap oakley sunglasses   nike outlet   kate spade   nike outlet   adidas nmd   louis vuitton outlet online   nike tessen   coach outlet   cheap jordans   pandora jewelry official site   moncler jackets   new balance outlet   toms outlet   ugg outlet   uggs   michael kors outlet   adidas campus   adidas yeezy boost   coach factory outlet   nfl jerseys wholesale   cleveland indians jerseys   yeezy boost   pandora outlet   coach canada   adidas superstar   pandora charms   asics shoes   ralph lauren outlet   ralph lauren   pandora   coach factory outlet   pandora jewelry   fitflops   nmd adidas   coach factory outlet   fitflops sale   coach factory outlet   uggs outlet   kate spade bags   canada goose outlet   cheap nike air max   hermes bags   dr martens   moncler outlet online   north face jackets   pandora jewelry   uggs outlet   new balance shoes   uggs outlet   kate spade handbags   christian louboutin outlet   moncler jackets   oakley sunglasses   coach factory outlet   replica watches   kate spade outlet   adidas yeezy   polo outlet   coach outlet store online clearances   cheap mlb jerseys   pandora charms sale   michael kors outlet   salomon shoes   nike air max   cheap nfl jerseys   nike shoes   fred perry polo   michael kors outlet clearance   uggs   cheap jordans free shipping   michael kors outlet online   adidas shoes   louis vuitton outlet   salvatore ferragamo shoes   canada goose outlet   uggs outlet store   converse outlet store   michael kors handbags   jimmy choo outlet   coach factorty outlet   kate spade outlet   canada goose outlet   pandora jewelry   columbia sportswear   nike outlet   cartier outlet   ray ban sunglasses   kate spade handbags   coach outlet   oakley sunglasses   michael kors outlet clearance   nike shoes   moncler outlet   birkenstock shoes   ray ban sunglasses   uggs canada   cheap jordans for sale   birkenstock sandals   coach factorty outlet   ugg boots   coach factory outlet   dr martens boots   ralph lauren outlet   adidas nmd shoes   ugg outlet   kate spade handbags   coach outlet   hermes handbags   pandora jewelry   converse all star   uggs outlet store   polo ralph lauren outlet online   adidas originals   ray ban sunglasses   kate spade   canada goose outlet   mlb jerseys   pandora jewelry   coach outlet store   christian louboutin   timberland boots   jordan shoes   cheap jordan shoes   jordan shoes   ralph lauren outlet   tory burch outlet   longchamp handbags   pandora jewelry   pandora outlet   michael kors outlet   ralph lauren uk   pandora store   yeezy boost 350   timberland outlet   uggs outlet   adidas yeezy boost   air max 2018   oakland athletics jerseys   coach outlet store   tiffany and co   coach outlet   valentino shoes   air max 2017   tampa bay devil rays jerseys   ugg boots   michael kors outlet   kate spade handbag   moncler outlet   polo outlet   coach factory outlet online   nike air max outlet   red bottom shoes   longchamp outlet   ugg outlet   cheap ray bans   jimmy choo   canada goose outlet   polo outlet   ecco shoes   coach factory outlet   kate spade outlet store   canada goose jackets   michael kors   canada goose outlet   pandora outlet   canada goose outlet   moncler   asics outlet   christian louboutin outlet   nike basketball shoes   ugg outlet store   nike outlet online   louis vuitton   cristiano ronaldo jerseys   ralph lauren outlet   ugg boots   kate spade outlet   vans shoes   underarmour shoes   nike free run   burberry outlet   kate spade outlet store   mont blanc   louis vuitton outlet online   jordan shoes   nike zoom   tory burch outlet   birkenstock sandals   coach outlet   nike air max 1   moncler jackets   michael kors outlet   michael kors outlet   kate spade outlet store   birkenstock outlet   nike outlet online   uggs outlet   fitflops sale clearance   nike shoes for men   birkenstock sandals   cheap jordans   dr martens outlet   uggs outlet   kate spade handbags   true religion outlet online   longchamp handbags   baltimore orioles jerseys   nike air max 87   kate spade handbag   ugg boots   nike shox   nike air more money   fitflops   coach factorty outlet   pandora jewelry official site   longchamp outlet   michael kors outlet online   hermes birkin   nike air max   uggs outlet   columbia shoes   coach outlet store   air jordan shoes   michael kors handbags   nike outlet store   seattle mariners jerseys   adidas shoes   ecco shoes   oakley sunglasses   nike huarache   michael kors outlet online   ugg outlet   texas rangers jersey   louboutin shoes   adidas outlet   kate spade outlet   adidas yeezy   adidas shoes   air max 97   kate spade outlet   uggs   ugg outlet   nike zoom   oakley sunglasses   true religion outlet   coach outlet store online   moncler outlet   toronto blue jays jerseys   pandora charms sale clearance   supra shoes   philipp plein shirt   moncler outlet   ralph lauren sale clearance   canadian goose   jordan shoes   air max 2018   ysl outlet   coach outlet online   kate spade outlet   pandora charms   michael kors outlet   louis vuitton   reebok shoes   jimmy choo outlet   timberland boots   michael kors outlet   moncler outlet   oakley sunglasses   los angeles angels jerseys   new york mets jerseys   air jordans   ugg outlet   michael kors outlet   kobe shoes   coach outlet   coach outlet   louboutin shoes   moncler outlet   nike air presto   nike free 4.0   ugg boots   hermes handbags   coach outlet   nike outlet   coach outlet   pandora jewelry   ralph lauren sale clearance   coach   minnesota twins jerseys   pandora charms   coach factory outlet   fitflops sale clearance   canada goose jackets   canada goose outlet   pandora charms   coach outlet   nike dunks   fitflops   arizona diamondbacks jerseys   pandora charms sale clearance   lebron james shoes   coach outlet online   ugg outlet   pg 2   ralph lauren sale   birkenstock sandals   uggs outlet   uggs outlet   coach outlet   ugg outlet   air jordan shoes   cheap nfl jerseys   timberland boots   fitflops   ugg outlet   gucci outlet   moncler outlet   supra shoes   coach outlet store   moncler outlet   air max 97   air max 2019   birkenstock shoes   kate spade   nike outlet   pandora jewelry   coach outlet store   swarovski outlet   colorado rockies jerseys   discount oakley sunglasses   florida marlins jerseys   salvatore ferragamo   coach outlet   nike store   rolex watches   ugg outlet   yeezy boost   ecco shoes for men   chicago white sox jerseys   pandora jewelry outlet   kate spade bags   toms outlet   coach outlet   atlanta braves jerseys   adidas outlet   cheap oakley sunglasses   kate spade outlet   yeezy boost   christian louboutin shoes   pandora charms   coach outlet   louis vuitton handbags   gucci outlet   gucci handbags   pandora charms sale clearance   louis vuitton outlet   adidas outlet   canada goose outlet   coach outlet   coach outlet store   michael kors outlet   yeezy 350 boost   kyrie 4 shoes   mont blanc pens   dansko shoes   vans store cc20181105

On Nov 17, 2018 Anna Sally wrote:

I really impressed after read this because of some quality work and informative thoughts . I just wanna say thanks for the writer and wish you all the best for coming!. click for more info