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~by Rukmini Walker
“Love is who you are. When you don’t live according to love, you are outside of being. You’re not being real. When you love, you are acting according to your deepest being, your deepest truth. You are operating according to your dignity.” —Fr Richard Rohr
How is it possible to forget the One we love the most? How could an all-loving Lord allow us to slip into the dangerous clutches of forgetfulness in material life?
If love is the most powerful force in existence, where is mercy, if I can fall into such a remorse of illusion?
But love must be freely given, otherwise how is it love?
Our only freedom, really, is our freedom to desire – do I desire to remember the Supreme Object of all love? Or would I prefer to forget, keeping my own body and mind as an illusory center of this world, as though all things rotate around little me?
Such a mystery… How could such a tiny thing as my desire to forget, set into motion such a complete shift in my existence and fall from grace?
Because of my indifference to the Supreme Being, I’ve become covered by an illusion that I am the Master, and center of existence.
But when we begin to pray to the Lord, in the mood that, “Please accept me, I am Yours”, then the merciful Lord begins to remove the curtain of our forgetfulness. Our amnesia begins to dissipate, and we begin to regain the memory of our true selves as His servants, friends, or lovers.