I agree! We seem to each be born into separation from our mother in entering this life, but perception through these finite eyes is limited to transience, all that comes and goes, has beginning and ending. Every "Thing" is recognized and categorized by differences and contrasts to every other "Thing"; this is integral to how our conceptual (mortal) mind operates. From that perspective "love" is only recognized in contrast to its absence or opposite (fear? isolation? separation? hatred?). When I am Aware that my finite perception is the source of my experiencing separation, it becomes clear that that's an illusion; the appearance of separation is simply an artifact of my limited perception. And I am reminded of the infinite including ALL when see the reflection in each apparently separate person, thing, place, and time. Metta or Agape are perhaps attempts to express what Love is in that infinite light. Yet how can I come to recognition and appreciation that Love without my finite mind having approached from separation? Perhaps the flower of infinite Love can only bloom from the fertilizer of separation?
On Nov 26, 2022 Ted wrote :