This morning, I contemplate the two most powerful energies in our universe: love and fear. It is impossible to deny that I have both energies flowing through me. It does not seem logical that I can rid myself of fear by denying it or resisting it. It seems to be the only way to have love be the leading energy in my life is to love fear.
Everything I understand love to be would never try to control or resist what is. I feel that it is the resistance of fear, the wanting to get rid of the fear that causes it to stick to me like glue. To me, one of the main actions of love is allowing. Ultimately true love is unconditional. When we try to eliminate fear, we put a condition on it, and this is done from the energy of fear, not love. Fear cannot rid fear; control cannot rid fear; only allowing and accepting it can we ever release ourselves from the exhausting task of trying to control it. Invariably the answer to peace, love, joy, and harmony is found in letting go and allowing something higher than our small, conditioned mind to take the lead.
I relate love and fear to light and dark. Our world exists of both. We cannot have one without the other. We would not know our wholeness if we did not accept that we have within light and shadow; this is what creates depth. Through the acceptance of everything as it is, we are set free. This is what it means to be liberated, a valid form of enlightenment.