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There is a very simple secret to being happy. Just let go of your demand on this moment. Any time you have a demand on the moment to give you something or remove something, there is suffering. Your demands keep you chained to the dream state of conditioned mind. The problem is that when there is a demand, you completely miss what is now. Letting go applies to the highest sacred demand, and even to the demand for love. If you demand in some subtle way to be loved, even if you get love, it is never enough. In the next moment, the demand reasserts itself, and you need to be loved again. But as soon as you let go, there is knowing in that instant that there is love here already. The mind is afraid to let go of its demand because the mind thinks that if it lets go, it is not going to get what it wants - as if demanding works. This is not the way things work. Stop chasing peace and stop chasing love, and your heart becomes full. Stop trying to be a better person, and you are a better person. Stop trying to forgive, and forgiveness happens. Stop and be still. - Adyashanti

There are no real problems. Even when you are in the depths of sorrow, tears flowing, your heart clenched tight, drowning in despair and sadness, is there really a problem ? There are no real problems. Everything is welcome and free to arise in you. You are the love in which everything arises. You are that which is aware of all that arises. You are not a separate person who can suffer. There is no separate person, there is only consciousness. There is only consciousness, and consciousness is love. Everything arises in this love that you are. - Stephen Wingate

We search for love out there in the world, only to discover that we never lacked love, and there is no 'out there'. - Jeff Foster

There is a joy and a love for all of creation that is there when you fall out of your head into the stillness of your pure heart. It permeates everything with the nectar of Self. When everything is welcome here, your life begins to flow and flower with well being, ease and an intimacy with all of life. - Solane

To see myself in everybody, and everybody in myself, most certainly is love. - Nisargadatta Maharaj

Only if one knows the truth of love, which is the real nature of Self, will the strong entangled knot of life be untied. Only if one attains the height of love will liberation be attained. Such is the heart of all religions. The experience of Self is only love, which is seeing only love, hearing only love, feeling only love, tasting only love and smelling only love, which is bliss. - Ramana Maharshi

To exclude anything that appears in your universe is not love. Love joins with everything. - Byron Katie

Your love of the world is the reflection of your love of yourself, for your world is of your own creation. Light and love are impersonal, but they are reflected in your mind as knowing and wishing oneself well. We are always friendly toward ourselves, but not always wise. A yogi is a man whose goodwill is allied to wisdom. - Nisargadatta Maharaj

Life itself is the greatest act of unconditional love. It gives itself for free and asks nothing in return. - Jeff Foster

When you experience yourself AS Love, you will radiate like an overflowing ocean and everywhere you go will be the Garden of Eden. Love is discovered to be the fully empty openness of Being, through which alone your present perception - whatever it contains - exists. Relax defining your experiences and automatically notice how you are essentially rested as free love itself, already. - Bentinho Massaro

Life itself is the greatest act of unconditional love. It gives itself for free and asks nothing in return. - Jeff Foster

you know beyond all doubting that the same life flows through all that is and you are that life, you will love all naturally and spontaneously. When you realize the depth and fullness of your love of yourself, you know that every living being and the entire universe are included in your affection. - Nisargadatta Maharaj

Trying to fall in love is like trying to make your heart beat backwards. It can't be done. I am already what you are. And so we don't fall in love; we simply notice that we are in love already, and always have been. We don't fall in love; it is the 'we', the 'me' and the 'you', the 'inbetween', that falls away in love, revealing the intimacy of our own absence. We are all so deeply in love that we don't realise it. - Jeff Foster

We can be aware of our Source of Being. The illusions of the mind may hold our love for a time, but to love Love itself, we must turn within. The soul's longing for its true Home is the guide to finding this Love. Follow the lover of the Beloved back upstream to your Source. - St. John of the Cross

Relationship can be a shortcut to enlightenment. - Isaac Shapiro

One who has become enamored with the song within, one who is united with the inner universal pulse, such a one has become immune to the buffeting of the storms of circumstance without. - Ramesh Balsekar

You see people suffer and you seek the best way of helping them. The answer is obvious - first put yourself beyond the need of help. Be sure your attitude is of pure goodwill, free of expectation of any kind. Those who seek mere happiness may end up in sublime indifference, while love will never rest. As to method, there is only love - you must come to know yourself - both what you appear to be and what you are. Clarity and charity go together - each needs and strengthens the other. - Nisargadatta Maharaj

The fear of the lack of love is one of the greatest fears on the planet. It is also the strangest one since Love is what I am when I stop looking for it. - Benjamin Smythe

This message is of the end of hope, but also of the beginning of Life. It is not a dry, depressing conceptual message, because in that emptiness, when all is lost, then there is the space to see the fullness of it all. The space to really know the Love that is, beyond any concept or fleeting experience of love. - Unmani

In the midst of an intense emotion or sensation, completely stop in your tracks and recognize awareness. If possible, enjoy it. If that works, fall in love with it. When you fall in love with something, or someone, everything else pales and becomes irrelevant. So too your suffering will pale in comparison to the love for alive and vibrant, here-and-now Aware-Being. - Bentinho Massaro

The separate entity never finds love; it dissolves, or dies, in love. This is in fact the only thing the separate entity ever truly seeks: it's own death or disappearance. When the mind re-emerges again after this timeless experience of love about which it knows nothing, it recreates again the separate self in here and the separate other out there. And as we all know, before long the experience of love seems to be lost again, so again we go out in search of an object or an other that will deliver the experience of love. - Rupert Spira

In the play of appearance, wholeness can pretend to be something apart which is rushing around all over the place looking for that which already is. It is an amazing and unfulfilling dream-like story which is uniquely human and is also sublimely without purpose. For the apparent seeker, however, the pain and longing of separation seems very real. So, should the seeker climb the spiritual mountain or simply let go and surrender to life ? Is that the question ? Or is it possible that there is no question and no answer. Maybe what is sought is all there is. Perhaps the beloved that is longed for is already constantly happening, it never went away, the seeker did, to look for it. Perhaps, when the seeking dream dissolves into that unbounded energy, which sees no separation and has no agenda or expectation, then suddenly that longing is embraced in that unconditional love that is no-ones. - Tony Parsons

No one has ever been angry at another human being - we're only angry at our story of them. - Byron Katie

Love is the cure, for your pain will keep giving birth to more pain until your eyes constantly exhale love as effortlessly as your body yields its scent. - Rumi

The seeker seeks unconditional love, believing that it's missing, and all the while this seeker is unconditionally loved. - Jeff Foster

'Love' is the name we give to the experience of 'not-otherness' and, as all experience is Consciousness knowing itself alone, it alone merits the name 'love'. - Rupert Spira

Relationship is a mirror. Wherever you are related with a person — a wife, a husband, a friend, a lover, an enemy — a mirror is there. The wife mirrors the husband. You can see yourself there, and if you see an ugly husband, don't try to leave your wife — the ugliness is in you. Drop that ugliness ! This mirror is beautiful, and be thankful to this mirror. But stupid and cowardly people always escape and renounce; brave and wise people always live in relationship, and use it as a mirror. Living with someone is a constant mirroring around you. Every moment the other reveals you, exposes you. The closer the relationship, the clearer is the mirror : the more distant the relationship, the mirror is not so clear. - Osho

All I plead with you is this : make love of your self perfect. Deny yourself nothing - give your self infinity and eternity, and discover that you do not need them; you are beyond. - Nisargadatta Maharaj

Relationship is really where the rubber meets the road in spirituality. One can talk of being realized or enlightened while still acting out old egoic patterns in relationships. The true test, in my view, is this : how do you move and act in relationship ? That reveals everything about how deeply the belief in separation has been seen through. Merely saying there is "no self" doesn't cut it, not if you have reduced that to a mental conclusion. It's just a fancy one-liner in that case. It won't bring you one bit closer to real freedom. "No self" has to be realized, through and through. And that includes seeing that there is no separate other in relationship. - Scott Kiloby

If I say I love you, what does that say about you ? Nothing. What does it say about me if I tell you I love you ? It says I love myself in this moment; I am at peace with myself. If I say I don't like you or I don't accept you as you are, what does that say about you ? Nothing. It says I am not at peace with myself. - Florian Schlosser

Love gives us in a moment what we can hardly attain by effort after years of toil. - Goethe

Self-love is the cure to the personality's suffering. - Benjamin Smythe

What most spiritual teachers call 'ego', is ironically enough nothing more than the lack of confidence. When someone is fully confident in their perfection, the tendencies called 'ego' are hollowed out of meaning and identity. Perfect Love shines through instead. This perfect love is already your nature and it is already accomplished. Now be confident. Rest. - Bentinho Massaro

Love is not a human experience. There are no human experiences. There are no entities called humans that experience certain things. Consciousness alone experiences. All experience belongs to Consciousness including all the thoughts, sensations and perceptions that are normally considered to belong to humans. The human being is not an entity that owns, has, feels or knows anything. It is a known of felt object, that is, a thought, sensation or perception. In other words, only the Absolute merits the name 'love.' You are confusing a set of feelings, bodily sensations and thoughts for the experience of love. Love is precisely the dissolution of all such objects in Consciousness. Do we not know that ? Do we not know that love is precisely the dissolution of everything that keeps us, defined, separate, apart ? - Rupert Spira

Do not pretend that you love others as yourself. Unless you have realized them as one with yourself, you cannot love them. - Nisargadatta Maharaj

If I had a prayer, it would be this : "God spare me from the desire for love, approval, and appreciation. Amen". - Byron Katie

Trying to fix yourself is a form of judgment and judgment will keep you eternally imprisoned within separation. Awakening is not about fixing yourself. It is about revealing every aspect of yourself with love, acceptance and compassion. As Jesus said : "All that is hidden shall be revealed". - Leonard Jacobson

If you accept that relationship is here to make you conscious instead of happy, then the relationship will offer you salvation. For those who hold to the old patterns, there will be increasing pain, violence, confusion, and madness. - Eckhart Tolle

Relationships become claustrophobic if they keep you in a state of personal identification. When they serve to reflect your universality, they are a mirror, a tool of liberation. - Mooji

Love has nothing to do with another person. Love is your individual and collective soul. Love is God. Love is truth. Love is beauty. Love is Self. To know yourself, to surrender to the truth of yourself, is to surrender to love. - Gangaji

Love is where there is nothing between us. And there is never anything between us. There is only love. - Jeff Foster

Just as the essence of all thought is understanding and the essence of all relationship or friendship is love, so the essence of all perception is beauty. - Ruppert Spira

There is no me or you, no seeker, no enlightenment, no disciple and no guru. There is no better or worse, no path, and nothing that has to be achieved. All appearance is source. All that apparently manifests — the world, the life story, the hypnotic dream of separation, the search for home, is the one appearing as two, the nothing appearing as everything, the absolute appearing as the particular. There is no separate intelligence weaving a destiny, and no choice functioning at any level. Nothing is happening, but this, as it is, invites the apparent seeker to rediscover that which already is, the abiding uncaused, unchanging, impersonal silence from which unconditional love overflows and celebrates. It is the wonderful mystery. - Tony Parsons

You can't make yourself fall in love. You can only notice that you have already fallen. - Jeff Foster

Be very patient and loving with this beautiful character. He/she has believed there was something fundamentally wrong with her/him for a long time ! It is not true my dear Heart ! You are That ! Very passionately, with humor and patience keep up this conviction and welcome all the contractions and "children out in the cold" inside You into your Freedom ! - Ramana Spencer

Men and women are different worlds; hence it is difficult to understand each other. And the past has been full of misunderstandings, but that is not necessarily to be so in the future. We can learn a lesson from the past, and the only lesson is that man and woman have to become more understanding of each other and more accepting of each other's differences. Those differences are valuable, they need not create any conflict, in fact they are the causes of attraction between them. If all the differences between men and women disappear, if they have the same kind of psychology, love will also disappear because the polarity will not be there. Man and woman are like negative and positive poles of electricity : they are pulled towards each other magnetically, they are opposite poles. Hence, conflict is natural. But through understanding, through compassion, through love, through looking into the other's world and trying to be sympathetic to it, all the problems can be solved. There is no need to create more conflict – enough is enough. Man needs as much liberation as woman. Both need liberation – liberation from the mind. They should cooperate with each other and help each other to be liberated from the mind. That will be a true liberation movement. - Osho

Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it. - Rumi

You do not learn non-attachment by disengaging and avoiding the intensity of relationships, their joy and their pain. It is easy to disguise as non-attachment what is not non-attachment at all, but your fear of attachment. When you really care about someone and you are willing to commit to that friendship, then you have fertile ground to learn about both attachment and non-attachment. That is what makes the marriage relationship so rich. - Judy Lief

Love, not as an expression of separateness based on emotion, but as compassion, is that which holds the world together in Unicity. In Unicity we do not love others we ARE them. - Ramesh Balsekar

Love is the experience of Consciousness knowing its own being un-apparently-modified by the dualising mind. That transparent non-objective experience belongs to Consciousness alone, not to humans, rocks, lizards, molecules, black holes, or Ruperts ! And because all experience is ultimately Consciousness knowing its own being, including the apparent modifications of the dualising mind, all experience is love itself. - Rupert Spira

No object of desire is real, no object of desire is worth your Peace. If your house is desires, burn it down. It is only the absence of desire that makes you happy, so allow no desire to rise. Just allow yourself to be dissolved by Love. When there is no desire there is Love and Beauty. If you do desire, then only desire Peace, because what you think you will become : Water poured in the Ocean becomes the Ocean. - Papaji

Relationship is needed only because you can't be alone, because you are not yet capable of meditation. Hence, meditation is a must before you can really love. One should be capable of being alone, utterly alone, and yet tremendously blissful. Then you can love. Then your love is no more a need but a sharing, no more a necessity. You will not become dependent on the people you love. You will share, and sharing is beautiful. - Osho

When I allow it, it is, when I avoid it, it is. It requires no effort, demands no standards and holds no preferences. Being timeless it sees no path to tread, no debt to pay. Because it acknowledges no right or wrong, neither does it recognise judgement or guilt. Its love is absolutely unconditional. It simply watches with clarity, compassion and delight as I move out for my return. It is my birthright. It is my home. It is already that which I am. - Tony Parsons

Once the realization is accepted that even between the closest human beings infinite distances continue, a wonderful living side by side can grow, if they succeed in loving the distance between them which makes it possible for each to see the other whole against the sky. - Rainer Maria Rilke

Let your will burn in this fire so that it takes you nowhere else. Let your self be burned in this fire of eternity, love and peace. Don't be afraid of this fire, it is love itself. This desire for freedom is the fire of love ! - Papaji

If you are afraid of loneliness, don't marry. - Anton Chekhov

Personalities don't love. They want something. - Byron Katie

First we recognize awareness. Once we get used to that, quite naturally if we're willing, we'll put less emphasis on story and we'll start to enjoy the soothing presence of aware-being. When we get used to that, we fall in love with it (ourselves/essence) and there is non-referential, yet crystal-clear bliss. - Bentinho Massaro

When we love what is, it becomes so simple to live in the world. The world is exactly as it should be. - Byron Katie

Were it so [that we love only ourselves], it would be splendid ! Love your self wisely and you will reach the summit of perfection. Everybody loves his body, but few love their real being. Your real being is love itself, and your many loves are its reflections according to the situation at the moment. - Nisargadatta Maharaj

There must be love in the relation between the person who says "I am" and the observer of that "I am". As long as the observer, the inner self, the higher self, considers himself apart from the observed, the lower self, despises it and condemns it, the situation is hopeless. It is only when the observer (vyakta) accepts the person (vyakti) as a projection or manifestation of himself and, so to say, takes the self into the Self, the duality of "I" and "this" goes, and in the identity of the outer and the inner the Supreme Reality manifests itself. This union of the seer and the seen happens when the seer becomes conscious of himself as the seer; he is not merely interested in the seen, which he is anyhow, but also interested in being interested, giving attention to attention, aware of being aware. Affectionate awareness is the crucial factor that brings Reality into focus. When the vyakti realizes its non-existence in separation from the vyakta, and the vyakta sees the vyakti as his own expression, then the peace and silence of the avyakta state come into being. In reality the three are one: the vyakta and the avyakta are inseparable, while the vyakti is the sensing-feeling-thinking process. - Nisargadatta Maharaj

Love is a tremendous caring that arises in the wake of transcending the personal self. In the wake of this transcendence, something amazing arises. A deep love and caring arises from within emptiness, from nowhere. This love and caring seeks only the Truth in every moment and in all circumstances. True love is something far greater than anything that could be called personal. True love is a non-personal miracle. It is the nature of reality itself. It is the natural and spontaneous expression of the undivided Self. - Adyashanti

In liberation, heart and mind are not experienced as being separate. So often nonduality can seem so heady, so conceptual, so intellectual. All those concepts of nothingness and absence and presence ! Actually this is all about love. Love is the union of heart and mind. Nonduality isn't being detached from the world, being the witness of everything and taking part in nothing. It's not about sitting on your mountaintop and looking down at the world, pitying those poor mortals who aren't awakened as you are, those poor souls who still have egos ! No, love cannot stand back from the world, because it IS the world. The heart of presence radiates love. - Jeff Foster

The only way love can come into your life is not through form, but through that inner spaciousness that is Presence. Love has no form. - Eckhart Tolle

Oneness is immaculate, because the whole source of everything is only unconditional love, and obviously it embraces everything, including hatred and anger. Nothing is excluded—all is the absolute. - Tony Parsons

To enjoy this peace and absolute security we do not need any dogma, belief systems, rituals or practices. All that is necessary is to abandon the external search for this. We must stop "seeking for love in all the wrong places"; just recognize, and totally relax into, that pure awareness that we already are. - Colin Drake

You cannot generate unconditional love. But it can be discovered that you are already unconditionally loved. - Jeff Foster

Do you want to meet the love of your life ? Look in the mirror. - Byron Katie

To be in relationship and become dependent is the sign of weakness. And to escape to the Himalayas or to some Catholic monastery because of the fear of becoming dependent is again the sign of weakness; it is cowardly. To live in relationship and yet remain independent, that is what courage is. The new man will be courageous. - Osho

Love stays open, even when things seem closed. Love is possibility. - Jeff Foster

There are two types of relationship : one is of fight, fear, hatred - this creates ego - the other is of love, compassion, sympathy. These are the two types of relationship. Wherever love is, fight ceases, ego drops. This is why you cannot love. It is difficult, because to love means to drop the ego, to drop yourself. Love means not to be. - Osho

Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage. - Lao Tzu

Love is the cure, for your pain will keep giving birth to more pain until your eyes constantly exhale love as effortlessly as your body yields its scent. - Rumi

I am all there is. Awakening is aliveness. It's a love affair with aliveness. It's about dropping the idea that anybody has a life and realising that all there is is life. You do not have a life - you are life, and in life ego, desire, hatred, love all happen. And I am the one in which that happens. And so are you. - Tony Parsons

When I could both receive and give love without hindrance, I became love itself. Love spread through my body and the entirety of my Presence and radiated to the other. All seem suffused by love. When I became love itself, there was no longer room for two; I become one with the other, whether God, cat, a red spider, or a lover. We share the same presence. Then there is the rest, peace and completion of perfecting Bhakti, the sweetness and mother of Consciousness. Opposing this is the rest of the Jnani, abiding as the witness, the father (Brahman) and protector (Ishwara) of Consciousness. Between these two rests, lies all the drama of the world, the motion and emotion, the riddles and concepts, the suffering and love. It is all there. - Ed Muzika

Love is of all passions the strongest, for it attacks simultaneously the head, the heart and the senses. - Lao Tzu

An alive relationship is always changing. It has many climates, many moods. It has many surprises. A dead relationship remains stagnant. It is repetitive, it is the same, but then it is no more a relationship. Then you are not two persons, you are two things together. Of course two things never quarrel. The quarrel arises when two persons enter. - Osho

Nothing can cost you someone you love. The only thing that can cost you your husband is if you believe a thought. That's how you move away from him. That's how the marriage ends. You are one with your husband until you believe the thought that he should look a certain way, he should give you something, he should be something other than what he is. That's how you divorce him. Right then and there you have lost your marriage. - Byron Katie

We don't love it because it makes us feel good or is good for us, or because it means an attainment of one kind or another, or because it represents some kind of enlightenment or advancement. We love it because we know that when we are real, we are home — no matter the sensation or the flavor. Sometimes being real means allowing pain or accepting a painful truth. Yet something in us aligns with an inner ground of authenticity when we are real. We love it because of its inherent rightness in our soul, the sense of "Aha, here I am and there is nothing to do but be." - A.H. Almaas

Each relationship is a mirror. It reflects you. How can you know yourself without the mirror ? There is no way. Others' eyes become mirror-like, and when somebody loves you, that mirror is very, very sympathetic towards you; very, very happy with you; delighted with you. In those delighted eyes you are reflected and for the first time a certain acceptability arises. - Osho

As long as I have the idea in my head "I have a relationship" or "I am in a relationship", no matter with whom, I suffer. This I have learnt. With the concept of "relationship" come expectations, memories of past relationships, and further personally and culturally conditioned mental concepts of what a "relationship" should be like. Then I would try to make reality conform to these concepts. And it never does. And again I suffer. The fact of the matter is : there are no relationships. There is only the present moment, and in the moment there is only relating. How we relate, or rather how well we love, depends on how empty we are of ideas, concepts, expectations. - Kim Eng

No relationship can satisfy, because every relationship begins with great hope, and that is not possible to be fulfilled. Yes, that hope can be fulfilled, but it can be fulfilled only when you have fallen in love with the whole. No part can fulfill it. When you have fallen in love with the total, when the merger happens with the total, only then will there be contentment. There will be nobody who is contented, there will be simply contentment. And then there is no end to it. - Osho

It is in the last step that one finds the unfathomable beginning; it is in the aloneness that one discovers himself never alone; it is in the deep silence that one hears the hidden music, the chant of eternity, the whisper of Love. — Heather K. O'Hara

Once the realization is accepted that even between the closest human beings infinite distances continue, a wonderful living side by side can grow, if they succeed in loving the distance between them which makes it possible for each to see the other whole against the sky. - Rainer Maria Rilke

If you cannot be at ease with yourself when alone, you will seek a relationship to cover up your unease. You can be sure that the unease will then reappear in some other form within the relationship, and you will probably hold your partner responsible for it. — Eckhart Tolle

If you see good in people, you radiate a harmonious loving energy which uplifts those who are around you. If you can maintain this habit, this energy will turn into a steady flow of love. — Annamalai Swami

This sense of affection, this love, this quality cannot be cultivated, cannot be practised, cannot be brought about; but it must happen as naturally as breathing, as fully with great joy and delight as the sunset. - J. Krishnamurti

The great good news is that love is free and it has not gone anywhere. In all of these eons that you have been hiding from love, love is still here, it is still open, it is still waiting for your commitment, still waiting for you to say, "Yes, I give my life to the truth of love. I vow to let love live this life as it will, for better or worse, for richer or poorer". The love that you search for everywhere is already present within you. It may be evoked by any number of people or events. A mountain can evoke this love. A sunset can evoke this love. But finally, you must realize you are this love. The source of all love is within you. - Gangaji

When you make the present moment the focal point of your attention - instead of using it as a means to an end - you go beyond the ego and beyond the unconscious compulsion to use people as a means to an end, the end being self-enhancement at the cost of others. When you give your fullest attention to whoever you are interacting with, you take past and future out of the relationship, except for practical matters. When you are fully present with everyone you meet, you relinquish the conceptual identity you made for them - your interpretation of who they are and what they did in the past - and are able to interact without the egoic movements of desire and fear. Attention, which is alert stillness, is the key. - Eckhart Tolle

I'm a lover of reality. When I argue with What Is, I lose, but only 100% of the time. - Byron Katie

If you want connection, it's because you are connection. Be what you want, and then it happens all around you. If you want love, be it. You'll have more love than you know what to do with. Whatever you are inside, you receive a thousandfold on the outside. - Adyashanti

I've heard people say that they cling to their painful thoughts because they're afraid that without them they wouldn't be activists for peace. "If I feel peaceful", they say, "why would I bother taking action at all ?" My answer is "Because that's what love does". To think that we need sadness or outrage to motivate us to do what's right is insane. As if the clearer and happier you get, the less kind you become. As if when someone finds freedom, she just sits around all day with drool running down her chin. My experience is the opposite. Love is action. - Byron Katie

Every relationship is only an arrow towards the ultimate relationship; it is a milestone, it is not a goal. Every love affair is just an indication of a bigger love affair ahead - just a little taste, but that little taste is not going to quench your thirst or satisfy your hunger. On the contrary, that little taste will make you more thirsty, will make you more hungry. That's what happens in every relationship. Rather than giving you contentment, it gives you a tremendous discontentment. Each relationship fails in this world - and it is good that it fails; it would have been a curse if it was not so. It is a blessing that it fails. - Osho

L'amour est un feu lorqu'il rencontre des obstacles. Il est une grâce et un nectar lorsqu'il coule en nous, sans entraves. Il est une menace vivante pour nos idéaux amoureux et pour l'affection que nous entretenons secrètement pour nos peines. Il dissout impitoyablement nos impuretés et détache ce qui n'est pas authentique en nous pour nous permettre de réaliser ce que nous sommes réellement, la Réalité qui ne peut nous être retirée. Le laisser oeuvrer en nous exige bien plus qu'une dévotion aveugle ou l'abandon de nos passions romantiques, cela demande de nous laisser consumer par lui jusqu'à ce que tout le faux en nous ait disparu. En réalisant ce que nous sommes réellement, nous découvrons un amour qui n'a pas d'objet et qui ne dépend de personne. Il rayonne depuis une source invisible qui ne se situe pas à l'extérieur de nous-mêmes, mais au plus profond de notre être. Il n'a pas le chaleur de l'émotion mais illumine de sa flamme chacun de nos instants. - Darpan

La solitude est en rapport avec le moi. Le moi est seul. La pensée 'moi-je' crée la séparation. Dès qu'elle est prononcée, 'je' suis séparé de 'toi'. Tant que cette pensée est alimentée, la solitude et l'isolement règnent. Se libérer de la solitude signifie se libérer du moi. Qui peut se libérer du moi ? Personne. La conscience observante est déjà libre. Elle est regard. La lumière existe avant l'image. L'image n'a pas d'existence sans la lumière, mais la lumière est, avec ou sans images. De la même manière, le 'Je', conscience observante, est, avec ou sans la pensée 'moi-je'. La pensée 'moi-je' est comme une image apparaissant sur l'écran de la conscience. L'écran n'est pas affecté par elle. Voir la pensée 'moi-je', c'est se savoir libre d'elle. Dans cette liberté par rapport à la pensée, il n'y a ni solitude, ni isolement. La liberté est ouverture et unité. Elle ne connaît pas la séparation. Elle est amour. - Jean-Marc Mantel