How to love without fear?
Updated: Jan 21, 2021
What is love? The absence of fear. Said the master.
What is it we fear? Love. Said the master.
Love and fear seems always complicate each other. We love someone but we also fear to lose them. Or we are in loved but we fear the moment we aren’t. I used to read somewhere that we were born with love and the fear was learned. So why we learn to fear or even fear to love?
In yoga, love is related to our heart chakra. There is one very important role of heart chakra - transcending personal identity and limitation of the ego. This is the most difficult part and I may assume this might be the source of our fears too.
This reminds me the Chinese philosopher Lao Tzu wrote in the Tao Te Ching, “Through Love, one has no fear.” More than 500 years later, Saint John the Apostle said the same thing: “There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.”
If fear was learnt, then I believe love can be a practice! We could start from self-practicing and slowly become the person that love.
Here is the mantra I found it practical and meaningful. Please practice it everyday if you could.
I am open to the deep reservoir of love in my heart.
I am loving and I am loved!
I am thoughtful, compassionate, and committed to the unfolding of others.
I take delight and joy in the success of others.
I open my heart to embrace the world as one human family.
I willingly let go of the past and forgive myself and others.
Print it out or make a copy. Remind yourself every day or even during the meditation. Practice often then we shall love. 🙏