3.05 – KNOW LOVE
We seek it here, we seek it there, and we look for love everywhere! We expect it to come to us, usually through another person. All our conditioning says it is something that happens to us. The mythology of our stories, legends and modern day entertainment industries say it is something we ‘fall into’. And yet…and yet real love cannot be acquired, possessed or accumulated. It cannot be known when we think it comes from outside ourselves. The ultimate paradox is we are it. We are love. Each one of us is a source of love that has forgotten that ‘love is what I am’. Say it now “I am love”. Doesn’t feel right does it? That’s because it’s been so long since we knew and experienced ourselves in this true way. And yet we all know that the deepest trust and the purest love is known and experienced only when we give it, not take it. As we give love in whatever way is appropriate, we are the ones to experience it first, on the way out. Falling in love is impossible. It is only infatuation, obsession with an external object, which appears to fill a gap in us. As soon as the object or person is remembered when they are not present and when they do not need to be remembered, it is simply attachment, which, if sustained, will become a de- pendency. And attachment and dependency are not love. But you already know that…don’t you?