Don’t try to love. Do what you came to do, lovingly

Imagine we’re all working together as a big team. We all contribute to the team and we’re all part of it. Together, we make up the team – we are the team

Now imagine the team is called Love. Together, we are Love. Love is what we are as one whole. We all contribute to the whole, and we all make it what it is

“The high philosophy of mystics and magicians is often unrelatable to those who are simply trying to love their neighbour while their neighbour is being an ass”

For me, that is ok as a description of Love from a high perspective. I imagine our oneness swarming like galaxies, dancing in formation. But as beautiful as that can be, I’m usually more curious about the perspective of each individual star or team member. Most of the time we are among each other, doing our jobs, making our contributions. The high philosophy of mystics and magicians is often unrelatable to those who are simply trying to love their neighbour while their neighbour is being an ass

Dropped into monkey bodies, we find ourselves wanting to survive and compete, as well as do our job, as well as reflect Love. That’s why we seem conflicted

From my day-to-day perspective, I consider a strong member of the team to be one who does their job when it’s time for that and reflects the team’s spirit whenever they don’t have anything else to do. I don’t like a lot of monkey business. I like people to contribute unselfconsciously, the best way they can and the best way that reflects the team. We each have our job to do, for Love. We each have a unique contribution to make, as part of Love

From my perspective, your job is simply to be yourself – wild, free and spontaneous. Do only what you do when you aren’t trying to do something

Nothing else matters, unless you think it does

All the struggle comes from trying to do more

So from my perspective, I don’t think it’s anyone’s job to manage or represent the whole team. Love includes everything. It’s not your job to be Love – that’s far more than you could ever be. Your job is only to be yourself, lovingly

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“I felt so accepted and safe when talking with Chris; I have never experienced an acceptance like that before. It was actually a great experience just to be present with him. At the end I experienced real peace and saw other people and the world in a different light.”Ben Liebich