To Love is to Die

One cannot know love while under the weight of self-centered opinions, demands, fears, desires, and partialities. One must willingly forfeit this super structure of the exclusive “me;” whose main vision is self-preservation through the manipulation of the outer and inner environment. It is in the deliberate sacrifice of this impulse, that enough space opens up for the flower of love to blossom whose perfume is Grace; which permeates and makes straight the dysfunctions of our life.

-Atreya Thomas

Love has no Heroes

Love has only one condition, and that is to make yourself available and vulnerable to the living moment. You do not need to concern yourself with the details of how and what; just show up and let yourself drop. Then you will see that grace catches the fallen hero within your story.

-Atreya Thomas

A Love We Are Willing to Die For

Every one of you have already sensed that inner stillness before; a sense of un-explainable peace even for a small time. Know that to be your Beloved, you don’t need convincing. Now objectify it. Love it worship it, talk to it, write to it, and fall deeply in love with it. Eventually you will merge with it as the gap closes due to your loving devotion.
Surrender and trust it so profoundly that there is a place in your heart for all of your human interactions, feelings, irritations, etc. Because you are no longer obsessed with the details but are profoundly in love with the source of the details; which inadvertently includes them. This reassures you that you can confront the darkest parts of your humanity because your willing to die for It. Like the devotion and love that makes a parent willing to die for their child.

-Atreya Thomas

Love with Your Life

Give every bit of yourself in loving devotion to God which you intuit but still remains elusive. It is in our brokenness that we are made fit to serve in full capacity. Offer every ounce of your being so that you may love with your life.

-Atreya Thomas

The Heart Acts

If you keep anger, frustration, fear and resentment in your heart; you become that. If you keep the Lord of Love in your heart, you become that. It is from the overflow of the heart that one acts. Therefore, pray that you may be emptied and filled with the Holy Spirit; and given the strength to endure the process.

-Atreya Thomas

Make the Villain the Object of Your Affection

The only way to completely love yourself is to love others. For, it is the “others” that contain the marginalized aspects of our self. Therefore, we must engage the world with this single abiding intent: To keep the heart open in spite of the intense compulsion to close it, while offering every opinion, demand and judgment, as a payment for the manifestation for more love in the world.

-Atreya Thomas