When you love someone,
you do not love them all the time,
in exactly the same way, from moment to moment.
It is impossibility. It is even a lie to pretend to.
And yet this is exactly what most of us demand.
We have so little faith in the ebb and flow of life,
of love, of relationships. We leap at the flow
of the tide and resist in terror its ebb.
We are afraid it will never return. We insist
on permanency, on duration, on continuity;
when the only continuity possible, in life
as in love, is in growth, in fluidity- in freedom,
in the sense that the dancers are free,
barely touching as they pass,
but partners in the same pattern.
– Anne Morrow Lindbergh, “Gift from the Sea”
May you be free from suffering and the causes of suffering!
All my best,