Imagine that you have a magical kitchen in your home. In that magical kitchen, you can have any food you want from any place in
the world in any quantity. You never worry about what to eat; whatever you wish for, you can have at your table. You are very
generous with your food; you give your food unconditionally to others, not because you want something in return from them.
Whoever comes to your home, you feed just for the pleasure of sharing your food, and your house is always full of people who
come to eat the food from your magical kitchen.
Then one day someone knocks at your door, and itís a person with a pizza. You open the door, and the person looks at you and says,
"Hey, do you see this pizza? Iíll give you this pizza if you let me control your life, if you just do whatever I want you to do.
You are never going to starve because I can bring pizza every day. You just have to be good to me."
Can you imagine your reaction? In your kitchen you can have the same pizza - even better. Yet this person comes to you and offers
you food, if you just do whatever he wants you to do. You are going to laugh and say, "No, thank you! I donít need your food; I
have plenty of food. You can come into my house and eat whatever you want, and you donít have to do anything. Donít believe Iím
going to do whatever you want me to do. No one will manipulate me with food."
Now imagine exactly the opposite. Several weeks have gone by, and you havenít eaten. You are starving, and you have no money in
your pocket to buy food. The person comes with the pizza and says, "Hey, thereís food here. You can have this food if you just
do what I want you to do." You can smell the food, and you are starving. You decide to accept the food and do whatever that
person asks of you. You eat some food, and he says, "If you want more, you can have more, but you have to keep doing what I want
you to do."
You have food today, but tomorrow you may not have food, so you agree to do whatever you can for food. You can become a slave
because of food, because you need food, because you donít have it. Then after a certain time you have doubts. You say, "What am
I going to do without my pizza? I cannot live without my pizza. What if my partner decides to give the pizza to someone else -
Now imagine that instead of food, we are talking about love. You have an abundance of love in your heart. You have love not just
for yourself, but for the whole world. You love so much that you donít need anyoneís love. You share your love without condition;
you donít love if. You are a millionaire in love, and someone knocks on your door and says, "Hey, I have love for you here. You can
have my love, if you just do whatever I want you to do."
When you are full of love, what is going to be your reaction? You will laugh and say, "Thank you, but I donít need your love. I
have the same love here in my heart, even bigger and better, and I share my love without condition."
But what is going to happen if you are starving for love, if you donít have that love in your heart, and someone comes and says,
"You want a little love? You can have my love if you just do what I want you to do." If you are starving for love, and you taste
that love, you are going to do whatever you can for that love. You can even be so needy that you give your whole soul just for a
Your heart is like that magical kitchen. If you open your heart, you already have all the love you need. Thereís no need to go
around the world begging for love: "Please, someone love me, to prove that Iím worthy of love." We have love right here inside us,
but we donít see this love.
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