Life and Love and My Responsibility in it

by Esther Andras, Stuttgart, Germany 

When I first came to Universal Medicine I felt the way Harry Potter must have felt when he first came to Hogwarts. I didn’t feel abnormal any more and life started to make sense.

I always (had):

  • felt that there is more to life than meets the eye
  • sensed that we feel a lot and do not only rely on our five senses
  • had a deep yearning of loving everyone, and equally so
  • had a distant knowing within me that life is about harmony, not fighting and competition
  • felt that we are in fact one big brotherhood, not billions of individuals fighting for their own cause.

But only when I came to Universal Medicine did I start to allow myself to pay closer attention to this part of me.

The more I let this part of me open up, the more I could see that we are all longing for a more harmonious and loving world: but I could also see that we do not acknowledge that, and thus do not live that way.

Instead I realised that we rather choose to drag, push and beat ourselves through life and have a million excuses why we have to live the way we do. Our overall assumption: the world is that way (hard, cruel, demanding, loveless…), hence we do not have a choice but to follow the rules expected of us.

But then the question strikes me – “isn’t the world made up of us living in it and making it the way it is?”

As I have observed, it is definitely not the animal or plant kingdom asking us to live the way we do. Quite the contrary, they patiently endure our irresponsible way of living and consistently continue on their evolutionary path despite the havoc we, the human race, create around them.

Or have you ever encountered a tree lashing out at you because you are entering its space or because it dislikes what you are doing? I haven’t. Whenever I go for a walk I find every single tree just standing there in its own beauty reflecting back our beauty, regardless of the weather conditions or the mood I am in.

So to me it seems it comes back to us. It is us who make the world as it is. Thus we can make a world to our liking. And why not make it a world that is full of love, joy and harmony, something we are all longing for?

I know that it is not that easy as the world is as it is and we often get caught up in it, falling back into our familiar patterns. But the fact is, if we don’t make more loving choices the world will stay as it is… and most likely only get worse.

As for me, I have over the past years focused on the quality I am in everything I do: with people, with things, with myself. And I have learned the more loving I am with myself, the more loving I will be with others, and in everything I do.

And the most beautiful thing I discovered is that there is a true beauty and loveliness in all of us, despite the rough and often tall walls we have build around us in order to protect us from the world.

And I can see now that the harshness I see in the world is only an outer layer – and that I tended to just see that outer layer instead of focusing on the true beauty in each of us.

264 thoughts on “Life and Love and My Responsibility in it

  1. Focusing on the greatness of all that what we are instead of the imperfections. Loving deeply our beingness instead of criticizing and judging…a choice that changes all.

  2. I couldn’t help but smile when I read about the moment you came across Universal Medicine. My body ignites in appreciation for all that we receive daily, the reminder of the true beauty in all of us.

  3. Why not live the life we would all choose to live, and reflect that to the world, ‘It is us who make the world as it is. Thus we can make a world to our liking. And why not make it a world that is full of love, joy and harmony, something we are all longing for?’ Absolutely.

  4. “It is us who make the world as it is. Thus we can make a world to our liking. And why not make it a world that is full of love, joy and harmony, something we are all longing for?” And it all starts with the simple loving movements that we make each and every moment.

  5. Yes Linda, it’s great that the more we connect with our loving beauty within, the more we allow others to also feel and live theirs. We should not underestimate the power of our reflection

  6. “Isn’t the world made up of us living in it and making it the way it is?” – so true. By not choosing love for ourselves, we are allowing lovelessness for everyone.

    1. If we stay in our same old unloving patterns, then that is what we reflect to the world, ‘the fact is, if we don’t make more loving choices the world will stay as it is… and most likely only get worse.’

  7. Our greatest form of communication is our reflection! So as we build a Loving body, those around us get to feel the Love we all can be. Then the True beauty that is in us can blossom, as a True Student understands we all have to deliver ourselves out of our respective own messes.

  8. Thank you Esther, I always enjoy reading this, it’s deeply touching. I agree, we each have a deep inner knowing about how life can be, such as loving and harmonious, but we don’t give enough value to our knowing or necessarily live from it. The brutality of the nightly news can be enough for people to close down and believe that it’s not possible, to give up, but actually what I’ve learned is that if we all honour (instead of deny) these truths within ourselves of how life can be, and begin living it ourselves by setting standards, then we can begin to restore the world to the love and harmony it can be.

    1. I agree Melinda, not giving up is the key, and understanding and observing the impact our every move has, is what helps us to see that there is so much we can do by simply living our deepest truth. Then we understand that all we need to do is to live this truth in everything we do, building ourselves a strong foundation of the truth we know, and not waver from it regardless of what the world is and asks of us.

  9. It is difficult to imagine that every single person, regardless of what they have done or has been done to them has a beauty deep within. But, it’s true – we do and this beauty is not the “nice” facade we imagine, and deep beauty to be based on our social standards, but it is much deeper and bigger than our simple brains can imagine.

  10. We underestimate the power we have in every moment. Our every choice matters and either contributes to a more or less loving world.

  11. Living in this world is so simple and yet we have made it so complicated. There is so much love but we stubbornly hold on to our loveless ways.

    1. Yes we all crave love, truth, joy and harmony, ‘The more I let this part of me open up, the more I could see that we are all longing for a more harmonious and loving world: but I could also see that we do not acknowledge that, and thus do not live that way.’

  12. Words spoken from a true lover of people, someone who knows the nature of harmony, eventually getting to realize that it is possible and not just a faint or even desperate knowing and hope within. Universal Medicine shows that it is possible by living it, that we can evolve out of the mess and develop the livingness of what we all know inside to be the only one true way no matter what the hindrances and challenges are we have created. We can and need to undo what is not of harmony and brotherhood, starting now and doing it again and again and then again until we get to see life to change and become what it always was destined to be.

    1. Yes, it is a step by step process, we don’t and can’t do it all at once but one breath and one step at a time builds us a very solid foundation of love if we do so consistently. Whereas giving in to what the world has become only contributes and magnifies that what the world is already – cruel and loveless.

  13. ‘It is us who make the world as it is’. And it is us who have the responsibility to correct all the disharmony that we have created.

    1. We have a responsibility to live a life that is true, one of love, and so this becomes our reflection, ‘But then the question strikes me – “isn’t the world made up of us living in it and making it the way it is?”’

  14. I totally agree Linda, imagine if we all started to understand that our every moment, our every movement is actually contributing to the quality of the world we live in, and that no one is an innocent bystander but in fact an equal architect – would we make today different?

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