Brotherhood: What if True Love Was Taught From Day One?

by Adele Leung, Fashion Stylist/Art Director, Hong Kong

Imagine a world where everyone first knows and claims their preciousness; and not only this, but knows that everyone else is equally as precious. If there were any religions, it would only be that of love. There would be no mistrust between humankind because everyone is an open book and nothing has to be hidden or protected; and if anything is not done out of love, everyone is aware that self-responsibility cannot be avoided.

A world where parents and schools share what is truly important for a child, by supporting him or her to grow up to know his or her true self, rather than what he or she is told to be. From day one, there is love, and only love.

Where corporates work in collaboration rather than in competition. Work is not about projects or skills, but about people – through the unique expressions of one’s light, everyone’s contribution is a confirmation of who they are in a harmonious synergy with others. Every part of every contribution is essential, not only within an enclosed system, but ultimately, for the entire human race.

Imagine a world where family is beyond that of blood, nationality, community, tribe, sect or pact. Everywhere we travel, we are returning home.  Language will not be a barrier towards connection, for it is not the main form of communication; we utilize a much more truthful way to communicate, that of feeling from the inner-heart. There is no differentiation in the love we hold for everyone, whether we have met or have not met.

Why is this world not that kind of world presently?

We are living in a perception that every one of us is separate and individual, when in-truth, we all know brotherhood.  Individualism rewards us with what is recognition and identity. Achievement and identity have almost become the reason to be human, and being human has come to equate with being only about self. Instead of love and brotherhood, we enter school to immediately learn about competition at 4-5 years of age, and even earlier, if favouritism began at home.  As is currently the case, being human in this world feels nearly unnatural.

Being human has been my greatest anxiety. In fact, this anxiety has been so strong and overwhelming that for most of my life I had sought to escape life. I know deep down there is something so much better in this world, not because I am a dreamer, but because that is exactly how I know life to be. Yet, I do not know how to live that fully.

And because of that, I have felt hurt. I have been impatient and very reactive towards humanity, only because I had needed humanity to fulfill my expectations, and that is not love.

So after years of reaction, I went back to square one. What if love was taught to me on day one? I would then be reminded that love is never imposing. It is just forever patient and non-judgmental.  Would love ever feel alone? Never, as love just is, it is nothing but being that. Would love allow itself to be walked all over in the name of trust and would love be abusive or take abuse? No, as love cannot ever cause harm, either to oneself or to others. The truth is, it has taken me decades, and probably lifetimes, of not living what I know in my heart.  How can this not be the greatest anxiety a human being can experience, if it is allowed to be felt?

I had not committed to life by living and expressing what I know is true in my heart because I had felt inadequate, small and powerless: knowing love, yet I lived all the lovelessness by reacting to the world. Instead of being me, I focussed on not being understood. Knowing brotherhood, yet what I lived was separation. I did not let love in, and that was not true love, because true love is when loving out we equally let love in by acknowledging the divinity in every human being equally. Therefore, I am also responsible for the world that I know is not being the world it is truly meant to be presently. Having said that, I know I can also make a difference by finally choosing to live what I know in steadiness and consistency from now on.  In fact, it is my responsibility to commit to life.

Yes, I am one person, but I have the whole of the universe with me, backing me up, cheering me on, holding my hand when I need it, because now I have chosen to finally let the world in.

425 thoughts on “Brotherhood: What if True Love Was Taught From Day One?

  1. Going into the victim mentality, blaming the world and wanting it to change first so that we can come out of our hidey-hole.. how many times have we all played this game, in various ways, and for what? Eventually we have to ask ourselves if all that hiding and protection has really been worth it – has it made us feel safer, and given us the respite we were seeking, or has it simply separated and alienated us from each other and the world at large?

  2. “What if love was taught to me on day one?” Great question Adele, if we were taught love from day one, we would not be living in the separation we do and brotherhood would be a natural way of being.

  3. Competition and comparison keeps us separated as rivals vying for the sense of being better or more than another – but will always come at the expense of another feeling less. Competition and comparison is thus the complete opposite of the collaboration and unity that is the most productive, efficient and nourishing way to work and attend to our day to day responsibilities.

  4. I totally understand where you are come from Adele when you say
    “I know deep down there is something so much better in this world, not because I am a dreamer, but because that is exactly how I know life to be. Yet, I do not know how to live that fully.”
    This is our lesson of life, we all know deep within that there is another way to be, it is having the courage and will to live this way. And as we have been gifted free will, for many of us we have not willingly wanted to change. When humanity reaches rock bottom then we will call out for the willingness to change our ways.

  5. ‘being human in this world feels nearly unnatural.’ what a great observation Adele! What is deeply sad is that this dis-ease is our normal.

  6. Ridicule is the way of the unwise to attack the wisdom offered. It’s a good point, how can seven billion of us never even have the thought that harmony might make more sense than the conflict and competition that we champion? Could it be that the thoughts that we are allowed to have are controlled in some way?

  7. “Yes, I am one person, but I have the whole of the universe with me, backing me up, cheering me on, holding my hand when I need it, because now I have chosen to finally let the world in.” a most gorgeous and powerful statement Adele, one that is offered to all, when we finally choose to let love in and let love out.

  8. The utopian image of a perfect world where everyone is feeling loved is not ever going to become a reality, because everyone will always be on their own journey with this, and this is the beautiful thing about life on earth, how each person can live their path as they need it to be according to the stupendous love that we are dearly held by.

  9. The big ouch is that the whole Universe is as described except for here on Earth. We love our individuality so much that we prefer all the vileness of corruption, paedophilia, violence, rape, unequalness etc etc, to the harmony and equality we could so easily have.

    1. I totally agree with what you say Doug, how many of us have ever stopped to wonder what is behind our preference for individuality over harmony. One man has and he is being ridiculed for his knowing of what is really going on in this world.

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