And that has to be remembered. The more you expand your love, the more will be the possibility of your growth.
So have a quality of love always around you — walking, walk lovingly; talking, talk lovingly; even when you are sitting alone, sit lovingly.
Remember that god is present everywhere, so we have to go on offering our love to him, in whatsoever form he appears — in the form of a man, in the form of a woman, in the form of an animal, in the form of a cloud, in the form of a bird… whatsoever form, but we have to offer our love to him.
Even towards yourself you have to be tremendously loving, because you too are god’s form. One has to love oneself, one has to love all.
Love is prayer. And the more you love, the more you will feel your consciousness expanding, becoming bigger — because whomsoever we love becomes part of our being, we include him.
A bird on the wing, and we look at the bird with great love — suddenly we are not two: the bird is inside us and we are inside the bird.
That is the meaning of love, that we include the other in our existence, that the other is as precious as our own being, that the other is not thought of as alien, that the other is part of us, that the other is yourself.
The more love grows, the more ‘I’ starts disappearing. Instead of ‘I’, ‘we’ becomes more and more potent; we start thinking in terms of ‘we’.
For example, you are sitting by the side of a tree and you are feeling happy. A man who does not know how to love the tree will say ‘I am happy.’ A man who knows how to love the tree will pat the tree, hug the tree and say ‘We are happy.’ And there is a great difference!