The real power of love

“Regard intimacy as a way to come more fully alive, by helping us bring forth the goodness and strength already present within us.  Instead of looking to a relationship for shelter, we could welcome its power to wake us up in those areas where we are asleep and where we avoid naked, direct contact with life….

….  Dreaming that love will save us, solve all our problems or provide a steady state of bliss or security only keeps us stuck in wishful fantasy, undermining the real power of love – which is to transform us.   For our relationships to flourish, we need to see them in a new way – as a series of opportunities for developing greater awareness, discovering deeper truth, and becoming more fully human.”

–  Journey of the Heart, by John Welwood


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