I Love You With All of My…

We say, or we are told rather, Love the Lord thy God with all thy heart. Why heart? What is the meaning of that “with all thy heart”? It has nothing to do with a fleshly organ, that we all know. Then what does it mean, “with all thy heart?” Well, let’s bring that language down to our own experience, and let us say that I am saying to you, “I love you with all my heart.” And what do you imagine that I mean by that? “I love you with all my heart.” I can only have one meaning. It means that I love you purely. I love you without motive; I love you without an idea of gain; I love you without any purpose in mind except-I just love you, that’s all. No reason, no hope for a return, no desire for anything on my part-I just love you, and because of that purity of motive, if that purity is there, I would say “I love you with all my heart.” To love God with all our heart can only mean that-to love God so purely that our love has in it no taint of desire for a return, no taint of self-interest, no taint of selfishness.

Joel S Goldsmith
449A: 1962 Maui Advanced Work, Lift Yourself to Spiritual Altitude and Attitude

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