Wednesday, March 9, 2011

The You Pronoun


Someone asked once, What is love?

Be lost in me, I said. You will know love when that happens.

Love has no calculating in it. That is why it is said to be a quality of God and not of human beings.
God loves you is the only possible sentence. The subject becomes the object so totally that it can't be turned around. Who will the you pronoun stand for if you say, You love God?

5 comments:

Ruth said...

This one slays me.

Love has no calculating in it. Why do we measure and calculate love? Compare? We're taught from the beginning to compare, measure, calculate. It is very, very hard to unlearn and undo that teaching.

To be so consumed by love, until the you is dissolved, and absolved, I seem to experience it only fleetingly.

steven said...

my sense of human love has been for some time that it's a signpost to the sort of love rumi describes in his writing. steven

Dan Gurney said...

The many forms of love are often described as "immeasurable" in Buddhist texts.

Louise Gallagher said...

Yeah -- it was the "Love has no calculating" that absolutely hit me as deep, profound truth.

Yet, I am always measuring it -- go figure.

Time to go back to that place where I move more deeply into loves essence, and leave out my human thinking of what I think it should be.

Cheryl said...

"All expressions of love are maximal." ~ A Course in Miracles