What is Love, Actually?

So, what is love, actually?

Well, those of you who’ve gone into really high spaces know that love- the love we’re talking about is really about up here [high on MoC]. Love is a way of being. It’s a way of being with the world. The condition of lovingness prevails as a permanency because  it’s what you are. It’s what you’ve become. The willingness to be friendly in Walmart is because you’re a loving being- it’s coming from your lovingness. It doesn’t depend whether this lady with her basket smiles at you or appreciates it; it’s just who you are. And it’s who you are in all times, places and conditions. It doesn’t change. It’s not given, and it’s not lost. It’s not taken away. It’s not something you earn- it’s what you’ve become, similar to generosity.

Generosity is a way of being in the world. It doesn’t have to do with money. Generosity has to do with the willingness to be open and share what you are with life, for… what? For the good of life itself. Only because of that’s what you are. It’s because that’s the way you’ve become. You automatically appreciate life in all its expressions.

Excerpt from the May 2002 Lecture, Disk 3, video point 004935