I created the love infinitely symbol in spring of 2009. I was reading Rob Brezsney’s book, Pronoia. The book is a wacky, spiritual work-book with a bunch of activities in it. You are encouraged to write all over your book. So I did. Even on the pages that didn’t have an activity, I was still writing and doodling all over them.
I don’t remember anymore if it was an actual assignment from the book, but I gave myself the challenge of coming up with the new peace sign. Not that there is anything wrong with the old peace sign. Just thought it was time for an update. So, all over pages 32 and 33 I started doodling, an infinity logo with a heart in it. There are about 18 attempts. Some have the heart at the center, some have it just off to the side and some even tried to incorporate the sun into it. (Those got X-ed out!) Then there is the logo you see today, circled with a check mark next to it.
I have to add, that on page 32, the first paragraph is this:
“I have a dream that in the New World, there will be a new Bill of Rights. The first amendment will be, ‘Your daily wage is directly tied to how much beauty and truth and love you provide.’”
I suppose someday I’ll have to find Rob and thank him personally for the book that inspired me to create the symbol. Though for a very long time it was just something that was personal to me. I got it tattooed on my birthday of that year and it has been my signature ever since.
People often ask me what the symbol means and quite honestly, it has a million different meanings to me. But I guess the most basic answer is it means the love you put out you get back. It may take some time and come back in a different form, but it always comes back. What you put out into the Universe will come back to you. Which shows that giving and receiving are the same.
There are more meanings like, love is infinite. You can keep giving love away and it never diminishes. To me it’s also a very simple physics equation. The answer to the TOE, Theory of Everything (If you know me, you know I LOVE science!) It has to do with quantum mechanics and classical physics co-existing or rather how they were never meant to.
Mix the ‘love is infinite’ meaning with the scientific theory and you get my view on the Universe. That what creates it, is love. At the center of everything, the power behind all of creation, is love. Love is all there is. Love is all that we are. Where we came from and where we go back to. The answer to every question. Even scientific ones.
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