Will You Recognize Love?

Oh to be given the chance
a start
a restart.
Will love come for you as it did for me?
Find you?
Wreck you?
Save you?
Change you?
And if love finds you
hunts you
captures you –
will you hold it tight?
Nurture it?
Protect it?
I hope you will.
I hope you can.
We think we know how to love – how to give love – how to receive love – but do we? 
Do we know The Presence of Love? 
Do we know the presence of a love that doesn’t need to be spoken? Of a love that cannot be purchased?

Unpurchased Love. And unspoken.

Do we know the presence of Love without any external demand or expectation?
Do we?

To be in love, is just that – to be in it. In it.
To live in it, and to be loved by it.
To be loved by Love  – is the only way you will know how to love – it’s the only way to recognize it.
The only way to cognize it – to re.cognize.
A challenge it is.
To cognize that which is not mental, but wants to saturate the mind in knowing.
It becomes the greatest challenge. The most worthy challenge.
To be in Love – in the presence of Love.
A challenge to make space for this kind of love in the mind – in the mind space.
Mental Minimalism is needed.
For the kind of love that offers: I am here. now. always. no striving necessary. no accomplishment needed.
A Love that presents as a present. A gift.
The greatest gift.
Mind-blowing it is, and to blow your mind is what Love wants to do. To blow out the old fear-based; get, strive, accomplish, and focused on all-things-external. To free yourself from the stress of trying to chase that which need not be chased.
Our attention is the only requirement. Our awareness of this Presence.
The Presence of Love Presents as a Present. As gift.
Will we recognize Love once it finds us? 
And we all seem to think Love feels good, therefore if something doesn’t feel good, we easily dismiss Love when it tries to find us; missing Love’s beautiful nudges. 
Clients struggle in addition, and Love comes to wreck them. No, the wreckage doesn’t feel good, but when Love pushes a man to his knees; it becomes the most loving thing to do…to awaken him. 
When Love takes away that which is no longer good for us (a relationship perhaps) – giving us the chance for a restart; it becomes the most loving thing to do. 
Clients fear – fear the unknown- fear of an unknown life when Love comes to capture them, to save them. To save them from the old, from their past, showing them potential to a different way…no, the initial fear does not feel good; but it becomes the most loving thing to do. 
Love finds us. Love hunts and captures us, when we are not ready and when we are unprepared.
It’s part of what Love does; it’s a skillful hunter.
Love finds us when we didn’t ask for the arrival – but when Love comes…will you recognize it? 
How is Love nudging you? Trying to Love you? 
Will you be able to recognize Love…I hope you will…I hope you can. 

*Notes: poem from TV Series This is Us.