The entire story of religion is the triumph of love over pain. Love is the great healer. It is more powerful than any painful problem. It is a fundamental solution to all of our problems.
In this work, love is defined as any one or a combination of one hundred healing qualities. These qualities are the essential healing principle of every psycho-social-spiritual belief system.
Love = one hundred healing qualities and higher states for consciousness = spirituality
Love and its consort qualities are the healers. Healing qualities are water on the fire of reactivity. They broker and buffer the pain of this life. Such healing powers as compassion, understanding, forgiveness, and humility are more powerful than any painful problem. They will contain, reduce and eventually eliminate our reactivity.
Review the list of one hundred healing qualities. These qualities are the attributes of love and they reflect the character of the higher self, true self, or soul. We have these qualities They are in the genetic code. We know how to make them grow.
We can have a variety of goals related to the outer world of people, activities, work, training, recreation, volunteering, sports, culture, and so forth. While we work on these outer goals, the inner goal is always cultivation of love qualities. Once that inner goal is established, we can continuously affirm, feel, and visualize the qualities we seek to cultivate.
We can use the qualities from moment to moment to manage our pain for the rest of our lives. Affirm compassion over cruelty, self-control over a bad habit, forgiveness over resentment, patience over irritability, understanding over judgment, or any PMQ of your choice.
All you need is love and a way to make it grow. The universal healing wheel is the way. When we roll the universal healing wheel, love slowly grows until love is all there is. As our love becomes an unconditional, spontaneous, and automatic habit, our locus of control shifts from outside to inside.
Love is expansive by nature. At some point, it cannot contain itself. It breaks into a higher state of consciousness commonly known as Divine Love, ecstasy, nirvana, or bliss. Kind and compassionate service to all of humanity is the natural product of this exalted state of consciousness.
Repetition is the key to success. Throughout this work, you will discover a variety of practices that will help you grow love and keep this illumined goal before your eyes.
It is in the daily victory of love over pain from moment to moment, thought to thought, and breath to breath that we find our liberation.
Whether your problems are physical, mental, emotional, interpersonal, or spiritual, love is the answer. It doesn't matter whether your problems are tiny, small, medium, large, or huge, throw love at them. When your body gives you trouble, throw love at it. When people are difficult, throw love at them. When you resent the past, throw love at it. When you worry about the future, throw love at it. When you find yourself in the gap-abyss, the cave of darkness, or the dark night of the soul, hold on to love. Bring your love to brutal reality and serve there. Respond with love no matter what the world or your body does. Love is the great healer and the great pain manager. It is needed now more than ever. Take the love pill. Practice love until love is all there is.