Love is often thought to be the highest and most fulfilling emotion that men and women can express.
But it is also thought of in relation to the various instincts in man. Therefore, we must realize from
the mystical point of view is the highest emotion of man and the one emotion that relates man to
God. To think of it otherwise is to prevent man from understanding the real truth of his greatest of
all universal laws.
Love on every plane and level of life is an expression of God's will working and expressing itself
in man's consciousness. To express love on any level is good, but to express it as adoration of God
is the highest form of love and brings man into the greatest harmony with his inner self.
Before man can truly love with all his being, he must first experience many types of love-self-love
and the love of material things, for example-before they can be transformed to the more
love of others, of beauty, or truth, of knowledge and understanding, and of the very motivation of
life itself, the God within.
Expressing love rather than inhibiting this profoundly moving emotion is no easy task, especially for
the young and inexperienced. But life teaches slowly but surely, leading us through many
opportunities to acquire a true understanding of the miracle of this great law.
Love is the most sublime of all emotion yet it is never gained in its highest form without suffering
and loss. The crucible of life must take its toll before we are enlightened in the fullness and the beauty
of this great power. We must seek its perfection and strive for its attainment because love is the
greatest of all goals in life-to be perfect in love when man and God become as one.
This is the goal of the mystical life; the revelation of self and the expression of the harmony of the
spiritual consciousness within so that we may radiate that spiritual love which lies at the heart of life.
The attainment of this goal means living life fully and without bias, having no illusions as to what
we are and what we can do. We must accept the challenge that life provides us and the more we
enter into all of life's experiences, the more the spirit of love will grow in our lives and finds it's
expression. To negate love is to curtail our inner spiritual growth. To express love on every level and
everyday experience is to allow the love of God to grow daily in our hearts. Finally after many trials
and tribulations, love will blossom into the illumination of the spiritual consciousness and we are then
reborn into a new life of great achievement for the benefit of others. However, that attainment is far
from being a simple one to the mind.
Only when we enter into our daily life with a balanced outlook of heart and mind, only when we
try to see and understand others and ourselves as well as our circumstances, only when our points
of view become a deep heartfelt content, can we clearly see the true meaning of life and all it has
to offer. Then and only then will the spirit and harmony of pure love begin to grow within because
we will have made a sacred place for it. Others will see and feel this heartfelt sympathy and it will
prove so helpful to them.
There are few on the path who carry this light of the loving and sympathetic heart, but those who
strive for the highest attainment of the mystical life will have to find that light sometime in their future.
If they could see the redeeming feature of this cosmic decree, they would hasten to begin on the path
to life's greatest attainment.
Many of the greatest minds of the ages have trodden this path and their works and achievements
are a monument for all time of the love they gave and the sacrifices they made in order to vouchsafe
their thoughts to the world. They gave their all to accomplish their true mission in life. These men
and women were unique revealing that with a disciplined mind and a dedicated heart they could,
with understanding, produce works of great genius which have served to enlighten and benefit