Okay. Let’s just stop and think about this for a second. Does this make any sense? I mean, really? So: if our Mom’s married to an awesome guy, and he’s killed in some war, or dies at work when he’s 31 years old, we’re saying that our Mom can never fall in love again?
Bah. The deep-down spiritual truth that every single religious and prophet agreed on is that we are all brothers and sisters beyond the barriers of the divisions created by our thinking. Whether we realize it or not, if we took all the thinking away, we are connected to, and love, everyone.
What this meme is really speaking to is the immediate reaction we have when lots of thought prevents our love from being active. That is a very noticeable feeling in a life. But it doesn’t mean we’ll never feel the love again.
It’s important to note that the horrible unloved feeling is what actually prompts us to go out and find love again. The universe is beautiful that way. It makes bad things we dwell on painful, while good things feel great. It’s an excellent signalling system that can definitely help us to find our way to love many times in our life.
A serious childhood brain injury lead Scott to spend his entire life meditating on the concepts of thought, consciousness, reality and identity. It made others as strange to him as he was to them. When he realized people were confused by their own over-thinking, Scott began teaching others to understand reality. He is currently CBC Radio Active’s Wellness Columnist, as well as a writer, speaker and mindfulness instructor based in Edmonton, AB where he still finds it strange to write about himself in the third person.