Eventually we fall out of love and realize that we were totally blind – how could we not have seen this or that!? What hoodwinked fools we were!
It is for this reason that most books on the subject actually suggest that falling in love has nothing to do with love. Indeed many wise teachers suggest that real love doesn’t begin until the day we fall out of love; when we finally wake from the starry-eyed illusion of love which so captivated us and begin to see clearly. While there is some truth and even wisdom in this teaching the Hebrew mystics paint a very different picture of falling in love.
You see, if falling in love was only a great cosmic act of deception, then it would be a certain sign that we live in a cruel universe that delights in blinding people, shooting them with arrows à la cupid and then watching the whole tragicomic scenario unfold.
The Kabbalists experience a universe where love is the inner energy vivifying reality. In such a reality then the experience of “falling in love” cannot be false.
In fact for the Hebrew mystic falling in love is actually not blindness. Not only is love not blind –but infatuation and falling in love are not blind either.
In fact, falling in love is one of life’s crowning experiences of truth. Not only is it true, but all of its perceptions are true. This positive affirmation of falling in love is a core axiom of Hebrew mysticism! It is the path of ecstatic perception.
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