Thursday, May 12, 2016

Into the world of the lover

Being “aware” of an emotion is not necessarily the same as *experiencing* it. It is not necessarily the way of full-bodied, full-spectrum penetration.

While clarity is one pathway, the way of the heart is something else. It is relatively easy to train yourself to stand back from the messiness of the emotional world – in some cool, safe, detached, “nondual” place – dissolving everything as it arises into empty space. That is fine. Dissolve away.

But it is something different altogether to take the risk of intimacy, of allowing yourself to be touched, to move beyond the great witness of your experience, and into the world of the lover. The lover has no interest in your safe witnessing.