I will diverge from thoughts that were presented in my last post, directly.
But indirectly, I think that it's still the same vein of conversation.
So if we apply Hermetic law as a conceptual framework of viewing the world, then simply, you embrace all.
This leads me to a more fundamental idea that, consciousness is experience. And vice versa.
I really like the Stoic tenant of “The impediment to action advances action. What stands in the way becomes the way.”
What does this lead to? Transformation, it must.
What is the spiritual path? Initiation, transformation, it must.
What is the purpose of consciousness? To be aware, it must.
The impediment to action (rooted in some form of awareness), advances action (growth of awareness).
This is nature.
So, (right brain kicking in now), every experience is potential. Potential for growth.
Doesn't matter if it appears "good" or "bad", it's just an experience.
To embrace experience, is the same as love. To fully embrace something is to accept and be a part of it, as it occurs.
The egocentric identity is lost or transmuted into the present experience.
To the point that the experience is all that is and all that ever was.
Am I trying to rationalize love now? I don't know.
But the embrace, either physical or mental or both, seems to be a good starting point for creation.