Love and meditation

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THÉOPHILE L’ANCIEN shares some practical wisdom about love.


Theophile the Younger

Tell me more about meditation. What should one do after meditating?

Theophile the Elder

We should never abruptly cut meditation. When surfacing from the depths of the heart, we are delighted by the spiritual atmosphere. It is made ours by our consciousness. Integrate it quietly, allowing this subtle vibration to fill the whole of your inner space.

Let’s try together, if you wish.

Gently close your eyes and immerse yourself in the depths of your heart.

Let its bright abysses inspire you.

Go to the very limit of your consciousness.

Gently come back, such as a diver does, swimming to ascend to the surface whilst enjoying the beauty of the ocean.

Be aware again of your inner space.

Allow the light of your heart to imbue all your cells.

Then radiate it around you, as far as it will reach.

Theophile the Younger

(as if emerging from a deep sleep)

This diving is amazing. It is a true round trip between levels that I could not define. The effect is vitalizing.

Theophile the Elder

What do you feel around you?

Theophile the Younger

A peaceful calming down. A soft gentleness such as the white and softened atmosphere during snowshoe walks in snowy undergrowth. We are outside, although it feels like we are cozy. All noises are smooth but seem to resonate far.

Theophile the Elder

Were you conscious?


Everything seemed to be at its own place
in a silence imbued with sacredness.
I felt myself to be in a totally
different relationship with others.

Theophile the Younger

Absolutely yes! My wakefulness and awareness were heightened. Everything seemed to be at its own place in a silence imbued with sacredness. I felt myself to be in a totally different relationship with others. I could feel respect and a kind of spontaneous attention oriented towards people without any distinction. I do not dare say love …

Theophile the Elder

Why? Do you feel embarrassed?

Theophile the Younger

(almost apologizing)

No, it is not that; it is more like modesty. To me, the word love is not to be spoken about. Love is lived through the radiant silence of the heart. Sometimes it is held inside, although it is to be shared. It is stupid, I know.

Theophile the Elder

The word bothers you, because human beings have misused and abused it. Love belongs to itself only. No one can trap or manipulate it. It does not force and cannot be forced. When it is not wanted here, it peacefully flows elsewhere. It will come back later, expecting lonely and sad hearts to freely open up to it.

Theophile the Younger

Do you mean that no one can hope to possess it?

Theophile the Elder

Exactly! Just like water, love flows from one heart to another, and even between hearts. It can fill in all the space. It can even contract itself into a single point or go through all the dimensions. There is neither high nor low, neither higher nor lower. For love, everything is the same.


Just like water,
love flows from one heart to another,
and even between hearts.
It can fill in all the space.
It can even contract itself into a single point
or go through all the dimensions.
There is neither high nor low,
neither higher nor lower.
For love, everything is the same.

Theophile the Younger

Is love related to knowledge? It seems to me that when we love we instinctively know the beloved?

Theophile the Elder

Yes, that is it. When love reaches knowledge, the latter becomes wisdom. This is Love-Wisdom.

Whatever love touches it magnifies.



Article by THÉOPHILE L’ANCIEN



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