When we let love slip away, we’re easily disappointed. And when we’re disappointed, we often CREATE conflict. Our partners and most humans seem unsatisfactory. When we’re looking for flaws or scapegoats, we’re surrounded! Anything that’s different from the ideal we’ve conjured up can be a foul, a convenient excuse, a reason to cringe or attack.
The differences aren’t difficult to resolve when we want to resolve them. It’s when we’re not interested in resolving them that they seem insurmountable! And sometimes we’d rather be right than validate somebody else’s view or reach a compromise (that’s the last thing we want). When we are afraid to lose (the argument or whatever it is we’re clutching), we want to make somebody else lose. As long as somebody else is wrong, we have grounds for disappointment. We have an argument to stand on, maybe even a principle to defend, by God.
But when we open up to love, love moves the spotlight from our differences to our sameness. And our differences seem insignificant … mostly because they are.
When you don’t feel love, just look around and embrace it again … and let it replace conflict with harmony!