The Mastery of Love Part 6 of 10: The Magical Kitchen
March 23, 2009 by Dr. Lam
Imagine for a moment that you possess a magical kitchen. You can produce any food that you want any time in any amount without concern for cost or any other constraints. If you want a pizza of the finest quality, you can have one. If you want veal sweetbreads, then your wish is my command. Let’s say one day a stranger comes to your door and says to you, “I can make a pizza for you every day without your thinking. Just allow me to control you.” You would laugh and laugh very heartily, responding, “Sir, I can have anything I want in my kitchen including pizza so why should I assent to being controlled just for having your pizza every day?”
Let’s now imagine that you are starving for a few weeks with no food around you anywhere, and a stranger comes up to you with the same proposition. Perhaps you would respond with a more dire urgency to eat the pizza and be controlled since the choice at this point is rather obvious. Well, the moral of this story is that the kitchen is love and we can either have an abundance of it or a scarcity depending on how we perceive it. The love though is self-love. Once we begin to see that we have all the love in the world without regard to another individual then we can feel comfortable that we do not need to be in a serious state of starvation but that we can be free of a perception of starvation. Tomorrow we will talk more about what self love means.