Simple Life host Cynthia Fernandes interviews Dr. Marc Gafni: philosopher, visionary scholar, and wisdom teacher.
The Great Invitation of Your Life
-excerpt from Your Unique Self: The Radical Path to Personal Enlightenment
by Dr. Marc Gafni
Every person is responsible for their own awakening. In the same way every generation is responsible for its own evolution of consciousness. There is a covenant of partnership between generations. Each generation commits to contribute its own unique insights to the ongoing transformation and evolution of consciousness. At its core, consciousness is love—the evolution of consciousness is therefore nothing less than the evolution of love. If you then realize that God is synonymous with love, you begin to understand that the evolution of love is no less than the evolution of God. God is the infinite. The infinite is the intimate. God is the infinity of intimacy.
To be awake is to be a lover: alive, aflame, and open as love.
Therefore, at its heart, to be a lover means to be willing to participate in the transformation of consciousness.
Consciousness = God = Intimacy = Love.
Love is the spiritual technology operating through you as the expansion and transformation of identity itself. Enlightenment is no less than the ultimate transformation of identity, permanently widening and deepening the radius and depth of your love.
An evolutionary emergent is an idea whose time has come. It always comes at a time when the world can no longer live without it. It sits atop all that has come before, yet it adds something undeniably new. The book Your Unique Self is an invitation for you to understand, realize and practice Unique Self in the story of your life—for all of this is just words, until we learn it in the stories of our own lives.
We live in a world of outrageous pain.
The only response to outrageous pain
Is outrageous love!
This is your invitation to awaken
to the Path of the Outrageous Lover.
What does an outrageous lover do?
An outrageous lover keeps every boundary that should be kept, and breaks every boundary that should be broken.
And with that principle in mind, an outrageous lover commits outrageous acts of love.
An outrageous act of love addresses a unique need in your circle of intimacy and influence, which you are uniquely capable of addressing. In this way, your outrageous act of love stands in the face of all the outrageous pain in the world and in your own circles.
You are a unique expression of the love-beauty and love-intelligence of all that is – with the capacity to perform outrageous acts of love. These acts of love are yours to initiate – to take response-ability for – and they are the joy and the delight of your life.