Some things that come to mind about finding love for what’s here:
It’s about finding love for my experience, as it is here and now. For sensations, images, words, sounds and more.
When it’s resisted, it resists back. It wants to be seen, loved, met, recognized for what it really is. If it’s not met and loved it will ask for my attention, in whatever ways it can. And when it asks for my attention, there is often synchronicities at play (it seems), outer circumstances tend to play along inviting me to meet and find love for my experience. It will even, at times, “run the show” with an invitation for me to meet it, understand it, and find love for it.
When it’s met and loved, it relaxes. Softens. It joins the team. It doesn’t run the show as it may have before.
How can I find love for it? I can…..
Use loving kindness towards these parts of me and my experience. I wish you ease. I wish you love.
Do the same using tonglen, ho’oponopono, any other similar practices.
Dialog with it. Get to know how it experiences me and the world. See how it’s there to protect (the imagined) me. See how it’s coming from love. (Even when it takes a form that, at first, may not seem loving.) When I see it comes from love for me, it’s natural for me to find love for it.
Why would I find love for it? I would find love for it because……
It’s awareness. It’s already love. It is part of what I already am. It is not “other”. (What I am.)
It wishes to protect me (the imagined me). It comes from love. (Who I am.)
It feels good. There is a softening. A deepening. A maturing. An alignment with who and what I really am. It helps me live a life less or not run by a disowned part of me. (Pragmatic.)
And if a part of me wants to find love for it for a reason, as a strategy to get something, that too is very understandable. That too comes from love, and I can find love for that too.
This is an all-inclusive practice or exploration or way of life. Nothing is left out.