Insights into Love from the Built-In Intelligence of Life
This morning I woke, with a really profound excitement for the intelligence of life. Whilst I’ve had a really tough-feeling few weeks, I can’t help but notice how the universe really does always have our back, even when it doesn’t feel like it!
Attempting to Work Love Out
For the last few weeks, I have been trying to make sense of ‘love’ and what it really is. In moments, I just didn’t understand how love works anymore. It feels as though there have been many issues in lots of my relationships recently, and there have been moments where it felt like love was missing, or love made no sense, or love was confusing, or that love was commitment, love was running away, or love was pain, or love was simply being alive – there was an experience of love from many different perspectives, moment to moment. During all of this, I really tried to delve into what ‘love’ really meant, almost trying to define it and work it out! What a task for something so huge, hey! My conclusion was that love is potentially all of these things; love just is. That might make no sense, but I have a felt experience of what I mean. I guess my point is that love is underneath everything. And there almost lay more confusion! Because if love is everything and everywhere, what is our true experience of love? I couldn’t quite explain it… Until I had an insight.
The Divine Intelligence of Symbiotic Partnerships in Nature
I was chatting to a lovely colleague, Jenny Anderson (from Freedom Thinking) and she was talking about the fact that there are rodents (Agoutis) that collect and break into brazil nuts, bury them and then often forget where they are buried and so another brazil nut tree grows. Without this specific rodent, which is the only rodent that can break into the nut, there would be absolutely no brazil nut trees! What she (and I!) loved about this was how well this natural symbiotic partnership really clearly shows us that there is a divine intelligence to life that we just can’t figure out! We have no idea how that relationship happens, but there is something that makes it work, and allows brazil nuts to exist!
Something Greater: The Intelligence of Life
In the same way, there is something much greater than us that is always guiding us, and this means that we just can’t figure out some things, just like we can’t work out that symbiotic relationship in nature. All we can do is let the universal intelligence of life figure things out, and trust.
There is nothing to do – though this doesn’t mean that we ‘do nothing’; we live. But we get a balance between living and allowing, staying in our moment-to-moment aliveness, whilst remembering that life is also living us. And so, there are just some things that can’t be worked out immediately; there is nothing to work out, but things will work out. When we allow this, clarity can come within the space we free up by not trying to analyse things.
Just Live and Let Life Work It Out
And so, in that space, where I freed up some of my thinking about love, I let life happen and work it out for me, even when it makes no sense to.
My message in this short post is just that we should live, enjoy our experience of being alive – and all the ups and downs that gifts us – and let life’s underlying intelligence work out the things you can’t. That’s all we can do. And, sometimes, that seems like the answers appear in a less timely way than you might like, but that is life’s plan, and all you can do is go with it.
Have a lovely day.
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