This is from an email we received yesterday, and below it is part of
our response (the rest was my suggesting it be posted here, as I
thought what she wrote to be interesting and probably a common but
usually unspoken thing). And below that is part of her response. If
you feel the urge, please feel free to add your comments/guidence/etc.
I'm sure the sender will appreciate all input. If you don't want to
share your words on the group, but would like to have it forwarded,
email me privately and I'll forward your response to her.
I have read some articles on your website, and especially on love.You
have asked or suggested that feel the love of your
sister,parents,firneds etc etc.
I honestly tell you that since my birth, I have never felt the love of
any one of parent, or brother, or sister, or a friend. Simply because
my mother died when I was 2 yrs old. Now I am of 64 yrs, and I very
closely see the world around me, and never felt that any body has any
interest in me, except in the moments when I am able to give something
material to them. I am not impressed from your article. There is no
Love in this world, Only hate which is a born instinct, probably to
preserve the self of a person. If you think, I should feel
artificially the presence of love around me, OK I shall try and inform
you, what happens.
Part of our response:
All of which you speak is from a perspective that you have, and this
perspective can be broadened, changed, modified, etc. by meditation
and self-enquiry. You need not stay in what I will call "the victim"
mode. Yes on one level, love can appear to be absent in your life's
experience. But in another way, if you could still R***'s mind, I'm
confident that what you would be filled with is Love. It is the basic
underlying feeling that is ever present, and we as humans do have the
potential to have that be an experiential thing and not just a
concept. And that is where meditation comes in. No matter what
religion or belief system you follow, inner investigation has the
potential to lift you out of your illusiory "I am alone in the world"
feelings and thoughts, and bring you to the reality that you are a
part of everything everywhere, eternally connected, and yes, Loved and
Loving. I do think it would benefit yourSelf to actually meditate, as
you have inplied you would, and I am confident that once you have
removed R***'s habitual mentations, your Real Self will present itself
and its name will be Love.
Peace and blessings,
Bob Rose, President,
Meditation Society of America
Part of R***'s response:
Thank you sir, I think you are right.