By STEVE MUTUA.
Love basically can only exist with Truth. Where there is no Truth, what we call love is not love. That’s why our love relationships are very different from our friendships.
A friendship can survive the Truth but Truth is a threat to a love relationship.
Don’t believe me? Just walk around with a friend, notice a lovely woman, and say; “wow! I wish I could get my hands on her”! Notice how you laugh about it with your friend.
Repeat the same tomorrow with your girlfriend or wife. I will bring you food to the hospital!
You must also have noticed that once you start a relationship on the grounds of friendship, to turn it into a love affair takes a new set of skills and a different consciousness.
Love relationships that can survive the raw truth are one of a kind and are possible only with very self-aware and mature people.
That’s why when a partner in a relationship gets interested in the Truth, in meditation, in religion in the purest sense, it threatens the relationship.
What’s your experience?