Tuesday, November 19, 2013

To Love Without Limits.


"I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where.  I love you straightforwardly, without complexities or pride; so I love you because I know no other way." Pablo Neruda
I watched two little ones walking hand in hand to the bus stop this morning...

"I love you, just because," she whispered into her sister's ear. And, without even a moment's hesitation, her sister whispered back, "I love you that way, too..."

How refreshing to watch something so magical unfold; to see the simplicity of love in it's truest sense - without limitations, and well before preconceived notions have had their chance to settle in.
To experience this type of joy, is truly to love unconditionally.
"I love you as the plant that never blooms
but carries in itself the light of hidden flowers;
thanks to your love a certain solid fragrance,
risen from the earth, lives darkly in my body."

To live with such a purpose, that we may love honestly and with integrity...allowing us to experience love in all of it's rawness and glory...and in such a way, as to leave our ego far enough behind.
"I do not love you as if you were salt-rose, or topaz,
or the arrow of carnations the fire shoots off.
I love you as certain dark things are to be loved,
in secret, between the shadow and the soul.

To love in such a way that leaves our ego so far and well enough behind, that two people may simply...just exist.
I believe this to be the best sort of love, all around.

"I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where.
I love you straightforwardly, without complexities or pride;
so I love you because I know no other way

My dears, if I may ask...what's keeping you from loving in just this way?