a mind for love

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No more timidity. Let fruit fall,
and wind turn my roots up in the
air,
done with patient waiting. 

Rumi

I am experiencing the depth and dazzling dizziness of the fall. I'm not new to this. I reckon I've fallen three times before. Each time I experienced a tenderizing of the heart: a metallic sheen of hyper-awareness where every sight, sound, taste, scent, touch, and interaction, felt pristine, immediate, and loaded with intentional generosity.

Because I and the person I have fallen for are older we are already composing narratives of how things may unfold. We're both aware of the transience of the 'glow' and the work that will come. 

However, we also know the accumulation of unspoken wants, needs, and settling for less that have fuelled a determination to make this deeper 'fall' work. 

We want to be present with the unfolding moments of this heart connection. 

Because of this, we feel gratitude for the relationships that didn't work because they led to the love we are experiencing now. 

The past has become an apprenticeship of the heart. 

What is the learning from this experience? 

Maybe this: if you are experiencing a sense of lovelessness in your life, in whatever form, start working on what you want; 

start visualizing who it is you can become; 

start doing the incremental tasks that will help you actualize your needs. 

Deeply express your needs to yourself. 

Repeat them, like a mantra. 

Know that you are energy. 

Know that you were formed out of stars. 

Know that the energy of who you already are can attract forces that align with your expressed needs.

Have hope. Find that tender place in your heart. 

Then, show that heart to as many people as you can. 

Smile. Sing. Read. Write a journal. Walk the land. Eat well. 

Show those you love that you love them. 

Play with your kids. Forgive your parents. Plant flowers. Kiss the mouth of mundanity. 

Welcome experience - all experience - as enlightenment. 

Then you will find the energy of the love you seek.

Then you will experience what it is to let the fruit fall.

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