Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Sweet surrender

In his book Intimate Communion, David Deida writes that we are inherently radiant love-bugs:

"Love is native to our being. When you are in love with a man or woman, the love you feel does not come from him or her; it is the love flowing from your own heart that you feel. Your partner is simply giving you an excuse to love. Love is always found flowing in your heart, not in your family, lover, career or art.

"[...] You will suffer the illusion that love is coming to you from someone else, unless you learn how to open your heart and be love, relaxing any resistance and surrendering into the flow of love. [...] to surrender the whole body into the radiant flow of love, so the whole body becomes radiant with love.

"We know love in this moment by opening our heart, relaxing our body and breathing love, now. When we are not closing or adding stress to our heart (when we are not adding defense or resistance), our heart is naturally open. And from our open and unguarded heart, love naturally radiates." (p. 257)

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