All Is Full of Love

You’ll be given love. You’ll be taken care of. You’ll be given love. You have to trust it.

Maybe not from the sources you’ve poured yours into.

Maybe not from the directions you are staring at.

Twist your head around, it’s all around you. All is full of love.

All around you. You just ain’t receiving. All is full of love.

Your phone is off the hook. All is full of love.

Your doors are all shut. All is full of love

~Bjork, All Is Full Of Love (LP Version)

I’m exploring my yoga name more lately (Bhakti), and I’m finding that it truly is the perfect name for me. Not because I personify it, but because I NEED to personify it. Bhakti means devotion. It means seeing God, or Love in everything. Constantly thinking of God/Love.

The above lyrics from Bjork really say it all. They are along the same lines as some of the Hafiz poetry I have read, and most consider Hafiz to be a great Bhakti Yogi. He was able to see the beauty, God/Love in everything, and therefore lived in a state of bliss, even ecstasy.

Bhakti is such a good name for me because its opposite is ego and effort, the 2 things which have defined my life to date. The goal of Bhakti yoga is to eradicate ego and selfish effort, and just surrender to God/Love. The example given was that of a baby monkey clinging to its mother’s belly, versus the kitten surrendered to its mother as she carries it in her mouth. I think my purpose in life is to reach an understanding of God/Love not through effort, but through surrender of the ego and selfish aims.

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16 years ago

My prayers to you on your beatiful journey.