Sep 23 2010
Heutzutage will niemand mehr hören, was es wirklich heisst zu lieben, denn das Ganze ist ziemlicher Beschiss. Die Liebe ist wie ein Diamant – von aussen hübsch, aber von innen knallhart, scharf und kantig.
Jemanden wirklich zu lieben sollte nicht mit so etwas wie Vergnügen verwechselt werden. Einen anderen Menschen zu lieben ist genauso schmerzhaft und frustrierend wie die Suche nach sich selbst. Und
obwohl es wahrscheinlich das Einzige auf der Welt ist, was die Mühe lohnt, bedeutet das noch lange nicht, dass das Ganze ein Spaziergang ist.
Ethan Hawke: Aschermittwoch
There is not a level playing ground for either of us, for either the men or the women. This is the most challenging activity that humans get into, which is: love. We have the sense that we can’t live without love, that live has very little meaning without love.
We are invited into this arena which is a very dangerous arena. Where the possibilities for humiliation and failure are ample. There is no fixed lesson that one can learn about this thing because the heart is always opening and closing. It is always softening and hardening. We are always experiencing joy or sadness. There is no jackpot in the whole enterprise. You are either going to have the courage, because after a certain amount of time the accumulation of defeats in this roam are going to be significant. I think that people that in spite of the defeat, in spite of the impossibility of establishing reasonable context with the other, that the people who are fortunate enough to be able to continue to do that are indeed fortunate. But there are lots of people who have closed down. And there are times in ones live, when one has to close down just to regroup.
Men for women, women for men we are the content of each other. Most men have a woman in there heart and most women have a man in their heart. There are people that don’t, there are monks that don’t, but most of us cherish some sort of dream to surrender. But these are dreams. And sometimes they are defeated and sometimes they are manifested.
Love is a ferocious activity where you experience defeat and you experience acceptance and you experience exaltation but a fixed idea about it will definitely cause you a great deal of suffering. If you have the feeling that it is going to be an easy ride you are going to be disappointed. If you have the feeling that it is going to be hell all the way you may be surprised.
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ab (ca.) Minute 15:00 bis 20:00.