When you are dealing with love
you are dealing with an element out of your control.
You can rationalize and you can fight it
or you can welcome it and surrender
It really doesn’t matter.
because you don’t do love,
Love does you.
Love is a harsh and powerful master
bent as it is on shaping you
to be egoless and open.
The more you resist the more painful it is.
But once you recognize you are in love
(whether or not it is reciprocated)
you are set free from the pain of heartbreak.
Because all of the beauty and power of the universe
resides in your chest & beats through you
with the heat of your heart.
How small a price to pay
are the needs and demands of the ego.
For to love someone and welcome the helplessness
is to be set free.
(c) Jill Joy