Finding True Love

09 Jan 2015

It is natural to long to be in a loving relationship with another person. And not just any loving relationship. We want a relationship that we can totally surrender into – a love that is so solid that we can rest our minds and hearts completely in it. We want a deep, pure, lasting love. Love that is absolutely fulfilling and true in the deepest levels of our being.

This is why we like fairy tales and romantic stories where couples fall completely in love with each other, are completely satisfied in this love, and live happily ever after. We are attracted to this idea because it is a reflection of a reality that we know in our hearts actually exists. And so we try to recreate this love in our own lives.

We search constantly for our perfect mate. Every time we meet a potential dream guy or gal – when we feel that little spark of sweetness light up within us – we think there he is or there she is. This is my true love, maybe. Maybe this is the person I have been searching for all my life. If the other person also feels a spark, then we might pursue the feeling together – trying to determine if the spark means this is the One. Or not.

And maybe we finally find someone who seems to light us up in all the right ways and we marry. But after one year, five years, ten years, are we still feeling in love?  Are we experiencing that deep-to-the-core, boundless, blissful love that we long for in our heart of hearts? Are we so completely satisfied and secure in our love that we can rest our minds and hearts completely in it?

If not, then why not?

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Karma is referred to as being the scientific law of ‘cause and effect’, the ‘As you sow so shall you reap’, ‘action and reaction’ or the more commonly heard phrase, ‘What goes around, comes around.’ If one does a particular action then there has to be a reaction to that action. If there is good action then one receives good reaction and if there is bad action then there is bad reaction. This very basically is the law of karma.

When people hear the word ‘karma’ they have different notions of what exactly it is.  Recently in a national broadcast on this subject, there were interpretations and commentaries from people from different walks of life. Buddhists, Hindus, philosophers and professors of Eastern Philosophy proffered their notions and ideas. For as many comments that were heard, there were as many varied opinions about the nature of karma.

The interesting thing on listening to these ‘so-called’ professional personalities was that each one of them chose a concept around karma that they felt comfortable with. They put forward belief systems that fitted with their own particular levels of comfort or discomfort.

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