Sunday, July 21, 2013

Deep love. True love.

I just completed a "love's awakening" retreat with some of the most beautiful people I have ever had the blessing to meet and fall madly, head over heels in love with.  It was four days of heart breaking and blinding beauty so profound that my mind is staggering to catch up.

Here is an Adyashanti quote that approximates the experience:

A Deep Love
The love that we fall in and out of is somewhat removed from the essence of love. That type of love is also part of life experience for most human beings, but the love associated with Truth is just recognized to 'be'. It is a great surprise the first time we recognize it when we find that this love, right here, coming directly from ourselves, is in love with whatever it meets.
"How can this be so? I'm not supposed to love that person who has a different philosophy than mine."
"What is that love doing here? We are at totally opposite ends of the political spectrum."
"Why do I love you? How did that creep in? What kind of love is that?"
This is a deep love. This is a love that's synonymous with Truth. Where this love is present, Truth is present. Where Truth is present, this connectedness, this deep love, is present.

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