“What is the origin of love?”
Hi Chris, okay, we will do our best to answer this question! It is quite a broad-based question. In fact, it is so big, it could take the entire room on this hard-drive, on this computer, on this Internet, and it still would not be answered fully. In fact, it is a question whose answer has no end… just like Love.
And yet it is a profound question which the asking of will reveal many valuable lessons. We would start with this one: Love is the end-all be-all of Creation. It is the sizable outcome of all we foresee. It is the destination, the go-to point. It is the “north star,” and it is the journey there. In fact, love is all there is.
As such , its origin is also its destination, all aspects of Love are contained within all aspects of Life. In fact, Love is Life, and yet, life my not always seem loving only because people can try to cut themselves off from it. Yet truly, all is Love. We are all Love. You are Love.
the Origin of Love therefore truly is the origin of all Life! All consciousness, all being, is the origin of Love.
Consciousness is an ever-expanding thing that truly “began” before the beginning. It has therefore “always been.” And so the origin of love is in all of us, at all times, possible and accessible.
Though these statements may seem poetic, the real value of the question is about how you can connect with the Love inside you. The real question might be, “What is the origin of YOU?” To which the answer is, Love!
Which maybe begets the question, “Well, what is the origin of Love?” And the answer is basically, “All things and nothing. There is no origin. There is no ending either. The beginning truly is infinite.”
We would suggest that you look at the true question behind the question. What is the knowledge you seek to know? All search for knowledge serves a purpose. So what is the purpose in the question? That will reveal what perhaps are even more apt questions at this time 🙂
Okay, thanks for the comments. They are… interesting. I’m not sure they really answer the question, though. Although I realize that the question is sort of… circuitous. But I also realize that there could be questions behind the question that perhaps are more relevant for us in this life. Is that it?
Well, every question has its source in someone’s asking. There is a reason, a desire, a compulsion that draws forth the question.
So what is the desire behind this question?
Perhaps you should ask your friend.
Well, of course I will. But I mean, I thought maybe you would know, because I guess I sort of think of you as “Source” or “Universal Consciousness” or something. Aren’t you omniscient? 🙂
Ha! And even if we were? What good does it do you for us to answer a question that isn’t being asked? Perhaps the real value is in the asking of a clearer, more focused question that will draw out a clearer, more “substantial” answer!
Okay, perhaps. I mean, I get that. But I mean, what is wrong with the question?
There is nothing wrong with the question. There is nothing ever wrong with any question… ever. All questioning is a search for clarity. This question arises from a search for clarity. Yet the value of a question for the individual will give the value of the answer. We are not saying this is not a valuable question for your friend. We are merely saying that, though we have made an attempt to answer the question in a form you both can understand, there are perhaps more “relevant” forms the question can take for his life right now, questions that will yield greater meaning and satisfaction right now 🙂
It is kind of like this: if you are driving a car to your best friend’s birthday party, and the car breaks down, your question will probably be, “How can I fix my car?” or “How can I get to my best friend’s birthday party?” You probably will not be asking, “What is the nature of time and space?” Or “What is the origin of love?”
We are not poking fun at your friend’s question at all. We are merely pointing out that each of you is here in this present time and space handling present circumstances that are relevant and meaningful to you. The more personal, relevant, and meaningful your asking is, the more personal, relevant, and meaningful the answers will be.
That is the way of the world!
I think I understand. Thank you.
I must confess, this post seems rather weird. Your comments seem to straddle the line between a light scolding or admonishment, and useful inspiration to clarify the question. Am I missing something here?
We are not scolding or admonishing, for how could we? Why would we? What purpose would that serve? It is your asking about the question that is drawing out this conversation. In fact, we would ask you, what do you think of the question?
Well, I guess I think it’s a little vague. I’m curious what it means to my friend. Also, from writing down your comments, I kind of agree that there are more relevant questions. I mean, I figure, I am made of Love. I Am. I don’t know that I really wonder about the Origin of it all. Yet I’m sure there is a thought process there that makes that question perfectly valid, from someone else’s point of view, wondering about what they are wondering about. Even if I haven’t really been wondering about it.
I guess what I’m wondering about is where the question is actually coming from. I guess I too am wondering, what is the question behind the question?
Yes. That is because there is some missing links here, some missing reality in some words on a computer screen. We would start there, that information will really get the ball rolling into a juicy new conversation filled with answers and insight!
Okay, I guess I get that. But I wonder, what is the value of this conversation, if you are really just saying, “Ask a clearer question.” Or are you?
There is value in every conversation, just as there is value in every question. Your friend’s question was “What is the origin of love?” in response to which, your question was, “Why are you asking this question?” We have attempted to answer both questions, sometimes by bringing up more questions. You see how it works?
Sort of. It’s very interesting. Thank you.
Of course, Chris. Anytime!