Adyashanti's Emptiness Dancing - A few passages, slightely edited...
"[Real love] is pre-existing... Possibly the only fear greater than death is love, real love. Finding out that you do love, that this is your nature, is the beginning of the end for everything in you that thinks it is separate... There is no such thing as loving once and then not loving...
True love has nothing to do with liking someone... It is a love of unity, a love of seeing God... This is a love that has no opposite...but is present in everything... When you realize this, it is a revolution because [this love] loves the unlovable, loves what you're not supposed to love or what you were not allowed to love culturally, and is not paying attention to the separating rules of ego...this is a different kind of love... This love is timeless. This love is uncontained...
The truly sacred love is the love of what is, not a love of what could be. This love liberates what is..."
Adyanshanti's book, Falling into Grace:
"Grace is something that comes to us when we somehow find ourselves completely available - when we become open-hearted and open-minded, and are willing to entertain the possibility that we may not know what we think we know. In this gap of not knowing, in the suspension of any conclusion, a whole other element of life and reality can rush in."
"Open Up to Life as It Is":
"When you open yourself to the continually changing, impermanent, dying nature of your being and of reality, you increase your capacity to love and care about other people and your capacity to not be afraid. You're able to keep your eyes open, your heart open, and your mind open. And you notice when you get caught up in prejudice, bias, and aggression. You develop an enthusiasm for no longer watering those negative seeds, from now until the day you die. And you begin to think of your life as offering endless opportunities to start doing things differently."
"You can find the Divine in your longing."
"Awakening is a shift in perspective.
And if you shift your perspective,
it can help you awaken."
"On the path of love, we are always beginners."O Lord, lead me to the state of undying awareness -that is nectar. Lead me from the death of "in-awareness"
and from being "non-present" to the Nectar of Presence."
We never really know the depths of Love."
"Adore and love God with your whole being,
and He will reveal to you that everything
in the universe is a vessel to be filled to the brim
with wisdom and beauty. Each thing He will show you
is one drop from the boundless river of His
infinite beauty. He will take away the veil that hides
the splendor of each thing that exists, and you
will see that each thing is a hidden treasure
because of its divine fullness."
"Love is the sea where the intellect drowns."
"Because of Love, I am a giver of Light."
"Only from the heart, can you touch the sky."
"This Divine Love, beckons us to a world
beyond only lovers can see,
with their eyes of fiery passion."
"Oh, my friend, all that you see of me,
is just a shell, and the rest belongs to love."
"Love rests on no foundation.
It is an endless ocean,
with no beginning or end."
"The way you make love,
is the way God will be with you."
"There is some kiss we want with our whole lives,
the touch of spirit on the body."