To that, I said: “Balderdash!”
The fact is that there are 6 billion people on this planet, and the overwhelming majority knows what it’s like to love or be loved, right?
So, how is that luck?
Love exists for many reasons, but at its core, it exists as a set of lessons to prepare and teach us about how to truly share, how to grow and keep love relationships alive, and sometimes how to know when to let go.
Think about it: None of us would agree that anything we earned by stint of hard work came to us by way of luck! No way! We had to go through the lessons, the tests, and do the training to achieve all the skills we’ve acquired, right?
Same thing applies to love.
In our modern era, love has become a commodity, something that exists in a marketplace where there shoppers compete intensely to “win.” The result of this sort of marketplace competition is that love has become scarce and in high demand, which means it’s expensive, and most shoppers will go home empty handed. But this is not about luck at all; it’s about a human construction of it that is unhealthy and greed-driven – as in “I got mine, you get yours” – the result being usury disguised as love.
How many of us have felt used by those we’ve loved, and how many times?
Because we are conditioned to view love as a commodity, we often treat it as a possession that we can manipulate like a prop in a theatrical drama.
Love is not a commodity, and it is not a possession. It’s an energy unto itself, and a force that is beyond human manipulation; it is divine. Capitalism is a human construction. So, the next time you are tempted to use generosity to attain the affections or love from another, remember that you are attempting to buy love, and that your generosity is not authentic. It is a conditioned response to seeing love as a commodity; when you love, just as when you give, do so freely because you feel compelled, not because you expect something in return. Light up the sky with your love and let it shine and bring brightness to this love-starved world. And remember, love is not about luck. It’s about teaching us how to properly interact with ourselves, others and by extension the world of the divine.
Peace and blessings,