Love is both a misunderstood and longed for experience. By nature, early in life we understand the basics. We seek to understand ourselves through our relationships with others. We don't censor our emotions, our needs, our thoughts, our light. When we experience harmony with those around us, we are able to look into the beauty of others and ourselves. We feel strong and able - able to define the world from our truest and unique perspectives, able to access and embrace our gifts. We are beginning the course of developing our ability to love. We are singing our own names, and those who are able to hear us would sing right along and attach their own longing to our innocence.
Social conditioning takes us off track. The effects of violence, greed, and individualism steal us away from ourselves. We spend the rest of our lives with an archetypal longing to experience love. Some of us never acknowledge that longing, and spend our lives in the overwhelming shadow of our conditioning. Others of us try to find a way back, but find it frustrating when we see an inkling of that shadow dipped in our attempts to love. After so much time away from ourselves, how do we remember how the song goes? And do will we invite others to sing along?