"Thereís nothing you can do with love. All you can do is experience it. Thatís as intimate as you can ever be with another human being. You can hug him, you can kiss him, you can pack him up, take him home, cuddle him, feed him, give him your money, give him your life ó- and thatís not it. Love is nothing you can demonstrate or prove. Itís what you are. Itís not a doing, it canít be ďdoneĒ, itís too vast to do anything with. As you open to the experience of love, it will kill who you think you are. It will have no other. It will kill anything in its way.
Once you give yourself to love, you lose your whole world as you perceived it. Love leaves nothing but itself. Itís totally greedy; it has to include it all; it will not leave out even a shadow of itself. And everything else falls away, and youíre like a tree losing its leaves in autumn, so beautifully. Our pain is in denying love. A boundary is an act of selfishness. Thereís nothing you wouldnít give to anyone if you werenít afraid. Of course, you canít be generous before your time. But when you meet your thoughts with understanding, you discover that thereís nothing to lose. So eventually thereís no attempt at protection. Giving everything you have becomes a privilege." ~ Byron Katie, A Thousand Names for Joy
Another quote that is saying the same thing in a different way:
is not something you do,
- Peter Russell
The basis of this understanding leads to freedom from thinking, believing, and knowing as your truth becomes unfiltered; one could say you are now in improvisational mode or rather you have returned to what has always been present and stopped living by your cultural script.
Here's the same perspective by Mooji on this:
ďAt the center of our being is a point of nothingness which is untouched by sin and by illusion, a point of pure truth, a point or spark which belongs entirely to God, which is never at our disposal, from which God disposes our lives, which is inaccessible to the fantasies of our own mind or the brutalities of our own will. This little point of nothingness and of absolute poverty is the pure glory of God in usÖ It is like a pure diamond, blazing with the invisible light of heaven. It is in everybody, and if we could see it we would see these billions of points of light coming together in the face and blaze of a sun that would make all the darkness and cruelty of life vanish completelyÖI have no program for this seeing. It is only given. But the gate of heaven is everywhere.Ē
- Thomas Merton - Conjectures of a Guilty Bystander