Tuesday, July 9, 2013
...though Love cannot be forced on anyone, it can be awakened in him through love itself. Love is essentially self-communicative; Those who do not have it catch it from those who have it. True love is unconquerable and irresistible; and it goes on gathering power and spreading itself, until eventually it transforms everyone whom it touches.
Since love is a state of being - and the divine state at that - the state to which we all yearn to return, we wish to possess love. At best we can try to possess the key to our hearts - our beloved - but sooner or later we find that even that is impossible. To possess the key is to lose it.
Just as with every other method of coming to the Light, if it works we get attached to the method, failing to realise that it is the goals and not the method which we crave. A relationship starting out as one that awakens love can only remain a living vehicle for love to the extent that it is continually made new or reconsecrated. That is, each partner in love must always strain to see through the veils of personality and body to see the Divine Essence within - within himself and his partner.
- Ram Dass