And the thing with love is that you have to be willing to not know what the hell you are going to do about it….
You just need to be willing to say yes.
And what scares people away from true intimacy…is to admit that down deep, it is even more than a willingness, it is a necessity.
To admit that their being and body are all crying out YES is to admit that there is a need.
And to surrender to knowing that there is a need, is hard for us. Giving in to a need, can feel like giving up on ourselves…drowning out an “I” for “us” or “we”.
Love favors the unprepared and unready. When it wakes up inside of you, don’t look for your readiness as a measuring stick. Don’t hold up how ready you feel as a way to see if you are yet tall enough… For if you feel it, you are as ready, as anyone ever has been or ever will be.
Many have become so weary of relationship that YES is a forgotten language. They see all the previous endings from the very start. To them I would say that they are not weary of relationships…they are just weary of the relationships that they have had. There is a kind of relating that makes one see only new starts and no endings. There are relationships where we do not repeat what has been repeated. There are kinds of Love that does not hurt, but sustains, compels and nurtures. If you have not had one of these kinds, perhaps for a long time…of course you do not want to say yes.
But if you have that feeling and before you say no, remember that life is shorter than you will ever know, and the end of it will be closer than you ever wanted it to be. The ending moments sadness compounded by and made closer still by the number of times you did not say YES.
Love is no more dangerous than a sunset…count the ones you share. Accumulate them like the wealth that they are. Golden. Bright. Fleeting. Sharing the moments before darkness returns the way it does for all of us, at the end of our time, here on Earth-before being reborn elsewhere.
(photo on top is mine, taken many years ago, watched with a partner at the time)