over the next few days, as we are approaching valentine’s day, let’s talk about love.
here is an excerpt of what ram dass in his book the only dance there is says about being in love:
love and consciousness are one and the same thing. as you get into a higher state of consciousness you come close to being-in-love. that doesn’t mean interpersonal love. it means being love.
now if we fall in love, i say, “she really turns me on. i love her.” you’re turning me on to a place inside of me that is called love.
it is only when you begin to understand that if you and i are truly in love, if i go to the place in me that is love and you to the place in you that is love, we are “together” in love. we start to understand that what love means is that we are sharing a common state together. that state exists in you and it exists in me.
going to a place that is love … i like that much more than the idea of “falling in love”. “falling in love,” that always has a bit of a victimy-y ring to me. as if it was some sort of trap set by fate, and you tumble in.
going together to a place that is love … doesn’t that sound much freer? something that you do with intention, with your eyes wide open.
imagine holding out your hand to a person with whom you have a deep resonance, saying, “let’s go together to this place that is love.”
“falling in love” also has a bit of a final ring to it. you fall once, and usually that’s it.
going together to a place that is love … the beauty of this is that it’s much easier to do this over and over again, with the same person.
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