Like everyone else on here, I’m looking for love!
I’m looking for the kind of love that is going to transform both you and I into the people we are truly capable of being. I’m looking for the kind of love that is also going to transform everyone and everything we come into contact with, because it is not just an inward love but also a powerfully infectious outward-looking love. I’m looking for a love that is so powerful and infectious it is going to transform the whole world - not just our own little world in our own corner of our own little neighbourhood, but the whole world, literally!
Because I believe love is the most powerful force we’ve got in the universe – in fact, it is the force that powers the universe. It is what “drives the green shoot and drives my red blood”. It is the ‘attraction’ that pulls atoms and molecules together as well as people, the ‘bond’ that forms stars and galaxies as well as families, the ‘union’ not just of two individuals but of all kinds of entities which then become more than the sum of their individual parts. It is the ‘longing’ not just to survive but to thrive – to be with others, to procreate, to pass on what we have to the next generation – the longing that has powered the whole process of biological evolution since the first lonely amoeba headed out on a billion year search to find a mate, and it’s just gone on from there!
I believe we are now at a critical time in human history and in the evolution of life on this planet. We can either go on fighting each other and destroying the planet, or we can discover what love really means when applied on a global scale: what kind of economic system is necessitated by love? What kind of political system? What kinds of justice? How do we bring up our children on love? How do we handle our petty criminals as well as our war criminals in love? How do we resolve our differences – individually, nationally, globally – through love? What does it take to make this a more loving and caring world, where all are treated fairly and helped in their hour of need?
I’m looking for someone who believes in the power of love to transform the world. You’ve probably done a heck of a lot to make this a more loving and a more caring world already, but like me, you are now ready to take love’s work to the next level. You are ready for the ‘love experiment’ - testing the very outer limits of what unconditional love can do in the world.
And, like me, you are also human. You make mistakes, your love is imperfect, your motives are mixed, and sometimes you just have a bad day. So we are also compassionate with each other and with our failings. We support each other and stick with each other through the hard times as well as the good. And we help each other to grow and develop our potentials even as we age into our twilight years…