If we doubt, in any way, the pureness of love within ourselves, it is only because the ego is obscurring our vision. If we understood how completely we have been deceived by the ego we would drown it with love so it would be removed from our thoughts. The ego is dark. It is not dangerous. It doesn’t really exist. It is there simply because we have created it to try to understand the illusions in which we live. The ego is dark simply because it hides the light within us, the love that would shine forth and bring heaven to earth. Because we have created it, the ego tells us we have a vested interest in preserving the knowledge of the ego. There is no real knowledge there but it is all we’ve known so we cling to it as a child to its Mother even though we are the Creator of the ego.
The ego creates illusions by believing the past and the future are important. Neither the past nor the future matter to the loving being within us. Only now is important because only now can exist. The past binds us to the pains, the memories, and the emotions of the past. Love recognizes none of those things matter and have no need to exist. They are simply stones we carry around our necks which weigh us down and keep us preoccupied with the anger they breed. If the love within us is embraced, we can release the past. We can live joyfully in the present and see the joy and love within others around us.
When people around us are bound in their egos, which may cause them to act meanly towards us, it is simply a plea for love. The people who are bound in their egos do not know why they are so angry and fearful. However, there is a part of them – which they remember from before they were born- which tells them they are love. So they look outside themselves for the love they cannot find within. We can extend that love. We do not have to allow people to abuse us but we can hold love in our hearts for them until they are ready to receive it for themselves.