Through experience, what I am increasingly realizing is that we are blind unless we see through the eyes of genuine love. I do not mean indulgent sentimentality, but objective consideration. If not, what you will see is either fulfillment or nonfulfillment of personal desires. The fulfillment will bring limited gratification, and the nonfulfillment disappointment.
For example, you are tired from a hard day and the children seem to be throwing fits. Selfish desires will see only its personal convenience being upended; will see the nonfulfillment of its desire for ease, and thus see the children as an impediment to its relaxation. In that case, we are blinded by selfishness, and do not really see the happening.
But true love will dissolve the limitation of selfish desires, and will see something else. Will see more. It might see children who have desired your company all day, who have been missing your warmth that school and daycare can never supplement. Investigating further, it could see something upset them in school, and they are clamoring for the balancing warmth of your concentrated energy. True love might see the child longing for a connection with your light through the fits, but in their immaturity know of no other way to bring the yearning of their souls to your attention.
The same goes for everything in life. Selfishness will see cloudiness and disturbing rain. But love will recognize reprieve from the oppressive heat, and water so that beautiful flowers can grow! You see, when we live in our selfishness we are blind, but only through love can we really see and ascend upwards. It helps me come to a deeper appreciation of the pronouncement that Jesus, the embodiment of the Love of the Almighty, made when He said:
“I am the Way, the Truth and the Life. No man cometh to the Father but by Me.”
~Ikenna Q Ezealah