If in the lives of many of us love can be known to be of immense significance, and if it can place us at a point from which we can receive much and give as much as our ongoing evolution permits, then mankind has at its disposal the means to generate humanity and take care of the future. Love, as the instrument of the self, pinpointedly guides energy in the day-to-day processes and brings to a stop the chaos which creates a kind of man who is lived by chemistry and conditioned by random stimuli. There cannot be chaos everywhere if love exists in one. There can be chaos only in a loveless world. If love is constantly evolving in one, and if oneâ€™s being in the world of action is in love, then one can see it at work in others, and together with them one can create order in place of chaos. Love frees because of its truth. Love makes us intense participators in evolution. Love puts in our hands the tools that can take care of the distortions which have been into circulation due to carelessness and which were heeded because one was not prepared to present oneself in oneâ€™s nakedness and on the strength of oneâ€™s sense of truth. Love allows nakedness without inhibitions. Love gives the intelligence necessary to see through the fallacies of our chemistry as the ruler of our actions. With love nourishing it, our intelligence pours the required energies through our psyche, our affectivity, our soma, into our social functionings which produce social changes along with personal changes.
What can be learned about love if one considers it as an energy that is the result of self-awareness? In his essay On Love, Caleb Gattegno a...