The Heart of the Matter
May 19, 2010
Falling in Love?


There's a phrase in the English language that makes no sense to me even though I've used it hundreds of times: "Falling in love."

Falling? Really?

Certainly there must be a better way to describe one of the sweetest feelings a human being can have. Falling isn't exactly the word we associate with great experiences.

The stock market falls. The temperature falls. Civilizations fall. Adam fell from grace. Nobody in their right mind really wants to fall.

Falling is all about coming down, descending.

Love, on the other hand, is an elevation, a rising, a being uplifted.

Then again, if you stop to think about it, the phrase "falling in love" makes some sense -- because the act of falling ends in "hitting bottom."

The phenomenon is all too recognizable. You meet someone special. Your heart opens. You're flying, you're free, you're feeling no pain -- not unlike the feeling of weightlessness that comes from falling.

Eventually, however, the falling ends. You land. Hard. The object of your devotion, proves less than unconditional. Their attentions drift. Their flaws become apparent. And so begins the painful process of falling out of love.

But it doesn't have to be that way.

There IS a love that is unconditional. There is a love that only gets better with time -- a love that neither disappoints or disillusions.

Human beings have been searching for this love from the beginning of time.

That's what Maharaji talks about. And that's what he reveals to those who truly thirst to experience it.

Posted by Mitch Ditkoff at May 19, 2010 02:31 AM

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