“If what you think you perceive is uncontrolled anger, tell it also, just as you would with a very angry girl, ‘I love you, you are part of me, you are very beautiful. I love you as you are, because you are a part of me.’
“This exercise is not a banal. It is the exercise that will crystallize your ability to bring love to the world.” Choose Only Love: Let Yourself Be Loved (COL bk.2, 14:III)
All of us have expressed anger and hostility on some occasions, often when we are feeling very hurt. I read this quotation as the reaction of a girl in pain. She is being told that she is actually a part of the one who speaks to her. Yes, all of us are One. We may also have counterparts in the world, soulmates who speak to us in ways that resonate through and through.
We write a contract before we enter this world, and we may write rejection and pain into it. Why? We won’t know the “why” of suffering while in this world. These ultimate questions cannot have an Answer here that we would accept. But it is in the overcoming of anger and hostility, even when we are in pain, that strengthens us in ways we cannot comprehend. It is in the overcoming that we grow into our own.
When we overcome our anger, we are primed for the love that has actually enfolded us without our knowing, but only with our acquiescence.
This love will save us now. This love will save us each and every day.