The Good Space of Love
In Sufism, “Love” is used to describe Allah. When I say Allah I mean the Most High, God, the Universe, anything that makes sense to you as long as it what to you is infinite, unlimited, and highest.
Love is however commonly known to be the romantic relationship between two people, or the caring feel of a mother to a child, or the sense of ownership between someone and something.
As a student of Sufism and someone who grew up with Sufi values, when I talk about love, I am talking about the former. The one that knows no limits, no skin colour, no virtues or no returns and definitely no expectations.
But for most of us, we misunderstand love. I’ve seen people “afraid” of love and defining love to be something that “hurts”, or a “sacrifice”.
That’s because we are trying to put love in a vessel that has capacity and limitations.
And that there is no such thing as “true love” or “fake love” or “too much love” or “too little love”. Just different levels of expectations and priorities.
Sometimes you’re going to feel caught up with something you forgot about Love. Sometimes you’re so into Love, Love is in your head all the time.
It doesn’t denote the existence of love or lack of it.
Love is always there, and it’s always whole.
Even after all this time the sun never says to the earth, ‘You owe me.’ Look what happens with a love like that. It lights the whole sky. – Rumi