If love is really love …
When in the presence of another suddenly you feel happy; simply because you are together, you feel ecstasy; the very presence of another satisfies something deep in your heart … something starts to sing in your heart, you get into harmony. The very presence of the other helps you to be more collected; you become more individual, more centered, more balanced. Then it’s love.
Love is not a passion, love is not an emotion. Love is a very deep understanding that someone is completing you. Someone makes you a closed circle. The presence of the other increases your presence. Love gives you the freedom to be yourself; this is not a sense of ownership.
Be vigilant, and when you begin to feel with someone that his very presence, pure presence – nothing more. Something in you blooms, one thousand and one lotus blossoms, and then you love. And then you can go through all the difficulties that create reality. Many pains, many anxieties – and you can go through them, and your love will bloom more and more, because all these situations will become challenges. And your love, overcoming them, will become more and more powerful.
Love, on the one hand, gives you great joy, on the other hand – a thirst to make this joy eternal.