There is a particular kind of torture and insanity when we merge with someone in love, totally merge, apparently become one, and then are torn apart by the patterns of mind and culture, the mass human avoidance of relationship at the realtional level.
Because we never became one.
... With that person, we happened to notice that we were ALREADY connected. Not just with them, it was with everyone, as we are all expressions of one life. But we noticed it with them, so we make a mistake & think that before them we were seperate, and with them we were merged.
The truth of mergedness is so beautiful, but we mistakenly think it is something caused by this other person. Born into a culture that coats us in thick illusions of being seperate, the most common way that we notice this is untrue is through that merge with someone.
This causes terrible havoc because it creates a desperate dependence on the other person, in the illusion that they caused the merge. That they are the only access to it.
But we were always, are always, merged with everything. We can relax to just KNOW this, not even needing to feel it. And we can practice in a relaxed way things that help scrape off those cultural encrustations. But we aren’t looking for that feeling of merge.
Because we know that that bliss of oneness is actually the truth of life, whether or not it is felt.
This is why every breakup is a portal. The force of the heartbreak show us that we think something absolutely precious has been lost. What is that? What do we think is lost? It is not lost.
We took a feeling of merged that we accessed through sexual intimacy, & we just assumed we were getting it from that person. We associated the feeling with the person. It’s not true. We do not need that person to be merged. We are already merged with all, just unable to feel it.
Lust for particular people is real, chemistry is real. But theres never only one person for each of us. There’s always another chance, because being merged in love is our reality, right now, all the time; its not dependent on any one person, even a person we felt it with before.

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