Love arises when there is no self-image.
What is the image of yourself as you were yesterday? Is this what you are right now? What is the image of yourself as you were one year ago? Twenty years ago? One thousand years ago?
What is the image of yourself as you will be tomorrow? Is this who you are right now? What is the image of yourself as you will be one year from now? A million years from now?
Who are you when you drop all images of yourself? The present moment has no image of itself. It simply Is. Images only exist in the mind as past or future.
When I Am pure existence, without forming an image of myself, I can embrace whatever arises in the moment, and I can welcome everyone I meet as a radiance of the same existence I am. This is the imageless embrace of love.
Scripture says that we are created in the image of God. I say that Love is uncreated, and has no image.
The power of Love is in direct proportion to the mind's capacity for dropping images. Love is the grace of a silent mind.