Your task is not to seek for love, but to find the barriers in yourself that you have built against it.
A course in Miracles.
The Hawaiian spiritual tradition teaches that every child born into this world is alike to a “bowl of light” containing the radiance of heaven. If rocks are placed into the bowl, the light of original innocence is hidden. Fear, guilt, unworthiness are some of the stones that mask our true brilliance. The more rocks in our bowl, the less light we shine. Angry, nasty, or irksome people have lots of rocks in their bowls, while radiant, happy and joyful people have few.
The game of enlightenment is not about going out and getting something we do not have or becoming something we are not. We are already enlightened, we have simply covered our wisdom. We started out fine, then we got de-fined, now we must be re-fined.
What rocks are in your bowl? Note the beliefs and attitudes that you hold that block out the light that you are. Fear and doubt add more rocks to your bowl. Let go of these and you release your true essence to shine.
I am as God created me.
I am the light of the world.