Love or Attachment?
It's easy to mindfully distinguish love from attachment. Love unselfishly desires the happiness of others. Attachment desires the attention of others to gratify one's own perceived needs. Ego is not capable of love, but ego is all about attachment. Spirit knows that it is Love and, being aware of its Oneness with All That Is, understands the futility of attachment. When you allow yourself to be controlled by ego, you find yourself grasping at objects of desire whether they are people, things, or ideas. The more of your consciousness that you devote to Spirit, the more you will manifest unconditional Love. The two forms of consciousness cannot exist simultaneously, though sometimes we vacillate so rapidly between Love and attachment that we find it difficult to distinguish between them, and even believe that they are two names for the same thing. We can escape this confusion by being aware of their very different consequences. Attachment is associated with anxiety, fear, jealousy, and discomfort; Love is associated with calmness, confidence, generosity and bliss. To focus on Love is to dwell in Spirit and, therefore, in harmony with All That Is.