Love's Beginning

Ego can, for a limited time, blot out your sense that you feel lost. Ego can give you a temporary sense of satisfaction from identifying as something specific, but that’s going to necessarily mean that you are going to identify perceived others as the opposite. After the temporary satisfaction from a particular identification has worn off, you’re also going to identify as an opposite to a desired identification. In other words, you can’t push all of the water to only one side of a container, the side you label as desirable. After you see the opposite of your desired identification in others, you’re eventually going to experience it in yourself.

If this is a game of opposites in which everyone loses, then it only makes sense to retire from it. Retirement is always an option available to you. You retire by not engaging with the opposites, by learning to remain…

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