Updated: May 19
Some say real love doesn't hurt.
This is not true.
Real love will slice you open.
It will show you exactly where you aren't loving yourself and others. One has to be humble in order to acknowledge and be willing to accept these shortcomings.
It feels like an incandescent blade, cutting through your own lies, the lies you rely on to make sense of the world. A world which is limited, confined to a measurable reality in a self-containing membrane, in an elusive state of false safety.
Real love transcends everything. It can be as elevating and illuminating as gut turning.
There is no place for fear in the presence of real love. Love makes inner turmoil vanish, leaving only space, the void of the infinite. A space where you don't have to have to.
Real love will show you where you are falling short, where you are incomplete as an only human because real love includes everyone else. It dissolves the fiction of separation created by the ego.
Real love means surrendering your desires, expectations, wants, indoctrination, even education. Real love is acceptance, liberating and terrifying at the same time because we are attached in the physical realm. For survival, we are naturally attached to food and fluids, to making an income, to people, to wishes, dreams, desires, to sexual desire. But just imagine for a moment, if you didn't need to survive, if you didn't need your material