I love, because my love is not dependent on the object of love. My love is dependent on my state of being. So whether the other person changes, becomes different, friend turns into a foe, does not matter, because my love was never dependent on the other person. My love is my state of being. I simply love.
Android Jones painted this at Fractal Nation at Burning Man 2012, capturing this moment between Bryan Franklin and Jennifer Russel in burning colors and visceral energy. They are both from the same camp at Burning Man that I came from—Camp Mystic—and you can read more about this painting directly from Bryan [Here on Facebook]. The link he talks about has expired, but you can find the Discipline of Love (by Nathan Otto and Amber Lupton) [Here on the Main Site].
There are all kinds of love in this world but never the same love twice.
Many people still confuse ‘attachment’ with ‘love.’ Attachments are about fear and dependency, and have more to do with love of self than love of another. Love without attachment is the purest love because it isn’t about what others can give you, because you’re empty. It’s about what you can give others—because you’re already full.
According to Greek Mythology, humans were originally created with four arms, four legs and a head with two faces. Fearing their power, Zeus split them into two separate beings, condemning them to spend their lives in search of their other halves.
Plato, The Symposium