Today’s Prayer to Passage will be from the book “Awareness: The Perils and Opportunities of Reality” by Anthony De Mello.
Today I pray, “Dear God, Ah, the mind. Thoughts become things. And then there is the spirit. Being of mind as human, what heart’s desires may be invoked within us, as passions, awakening our human gifts and abilities? Amen.”
Following my prayer, I held the closed book in my hands and opened it to reveal this passage:
“Do you think you help people because you are in love with them? Well, I’ve got news for you. You are never in love with anyone. You’re only in love with your prejudiced and hopeful idea of that person. Take a moment to think about that: You are never in love with anyone, you’re in love with your prejudiced idea of that person. ”
—ANTHONY DE MELLO
This flows beautifully from yesterday’s post about my new found love for nature. I have now experienced my past romantic relationships from a perception of attachment rather than commitment. And it is completely OK to be aware of this. It is not good or bad, right or wrong. It simply is. My love for the baby buds on trees this springtime is a reminder of how to overcome a prejudiced nature of love. I love in a way of respecting life. I love in a way of communion with nature. May I be so lucky as to be giving, or to give myself, the opportunity to apply this communion with nature in a relationship with my beloved human in this lifetime. Oh how we long for romantic love relationships. I do not feel this desire fade. And this is OK, too. I allow myself to continue to desire a romantic relationship. After all, love is all that’s real. And I choose love.