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A Call For Love

31 May 2012, 15:25

A saying goes love your neighbour as you love yourself. What most of us never understood about this saying is that you can only love you neighbour with the direct proportion of love as how you love yourself. So if you love yourself 20% you can only love your neighbour 20% and if you love yourself 100% so will you love your neighbour 100%. This is because you cannot give what you don’t have and in the same plane, you cannot receive what you don’t give. So the amount of love with which you engage you’re everyday will be directly proportional to the love you will receive.

A recent painting by Brett Murray has just reminded me of how love poor we are as a people. I with great interest listened and observed how our pain body gained life because of this painting. I listened at how the Pro-Brett justified the painting as an expression of art and I asked myself, would they still call this art if their Grandfathers were depicted as such. I believe the golden rule to any action, any engagement is always this; how would you feel if what you do to others was done unto you. The second golden rule is to evaluate your intention and motive; the origin behind your action. I have observed that fear based intentions and motives will always result in unlove or disunity and love based motives and intentions will reflect as love and unity. The beautiful thing about life is that we are love beings even Abraham Maslow confirms that. We constantly need love which in actual fact is a desire to be reminded of the love we are. With this cited, I also listened to how other people viewed Brett’s picture as disrespectful and racist. Interesting how this group of people labels this art as such but a fraction of these people do not treat their colleagues and partners with respect, a fraction of this group have disrespected their neighbours and fellow drivers on the roads and another fraction of this group have peed on the streets meaning they have publicly shown their genitals but claim that genital display is anti-cultural.

I view in awe at the anger this Anti-Brett group project yet claiming that Brett is in the wrong. I would like to believe anger and disrespect are equally disempowering. I also question the intention behind their action. I realise how we need to engage in love as a people. Engaging in love means choosing the highest reflection of love in whatever you do because whatever action you do, will be from a love centred intention and motive. Interacting in love means awareness or enlightenment to the fact that we will always “wrong” each other as human beings but this is simply part of the journey in exploring and expressing our truest and authentic self as souls.

In closure, it takes one to know one, if you see Zuma as a philanderer it’s because he reminds you of the active or dormant philanderer in you and equally if you see Murray as a racist, its because he reminds you of the active or dormant racist in you. Every soul we meet is either a reminder of who we are or who we choose not to be.

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