Falling Into Love

Let yourself fall into love.

All the time.

With everything.

Do you remember a moment in your life where you felt that feeling of profound connection? Maybe while admiring a view or sunset, feeling overcome with its beauty and your gratitude for being alive? Or maybe when with a friend who’s reflecting their love for you? Or gazing upon the amazing miracle of your new baby? That’s the experience of falling in love.

Falling in love is really just paying attention and seeing the light in the connection we’re experiencing. It’s living at the very frontier of our existence, at the very edge of our humanness where we’re fully awake to the opportunity to appreciate what’s in front of us and within us.

Love is such a carrier of the Divine and our connection to it.

I think that’s what love really is, the Divine manifest as feeling.

Last week I went to see the Cirque du Soleil show “Crystal” with my daughter Sabina. One of the acts was this amazing performance on ice. There was a woman on ice skates, and a man suspended over the ice from the ceiling and they were dancing together in this passionate performance. Sometimes he’d lift her up and they would fly together over the ice and sometimes he’d come down and glide across the ice with her. It was so beautiful I started to cry. Sabina said “Mama, why are you crying?” and I said “I’m so in love with what’s happening right now.”

It was one of the most beautiful things I’ve ever seen. I was in love. It was real and deep and intense, and then it was over. So often we don’t open ourselves up to that surge of love and that feeling of falling because we’re afraid of the next moment when it’s gone. But the thing is, the next moment may bring something else to fall in love with.

It can feel like falling forward, falling into, and we just have to trust and know that we can access that frontier of our experience with our heart fully forward any time. What if we could live there? What would that be like?

We really can allow ourselves to fall in love again and again and again… with our partners, with the world, with our friends, with ourselves. As we fall in love we find an immediate connection to the Divine. All we have to do is pay attention and allow it to happen.

So pay attention. Lean forward. Fall in love.

Happy Valentine’s Day.

12 thoughts on “Falling Into Love

  1. You are so right. I was often so worried about falling out of love and the heartache that I was afraid to love. I love so much now, it has opened me up to love even more. I have been able to bring so many wonderful relationships into my life. Some have ended, many more have begun.

    1. That is such a beautiful gift you’re bringing into the world. Thank you.

  2. Simply Beautiful!

  3. My heart really resonates with your message. It’s actually a life-changer…..Thank you!

  4. Lovely.
    Thank you for this gift.

  5. You book, Rituals of Transformation help me to live like that. Thank you for a beautifully written piece, especially on this day of love.
    Melissa

  6. This article speaks directly to my heart right now. Briana Borten, I wonder how you would apply this wisdom to my situation, because I have been trying to apply it myself without much success so far. (If this comment is too long, or if I’m not supposed to ask for advice, I apologize).
    I have a boyfriend whom I love and appreciate deeply. But I am madly in love with another friend. My boyfriend is totally accepting of my second love, but my friend is not accepting of being second. As for me, I don’t know if I’d even like to have two boyfriends, but I can’t seem to choose between the two. I love them both.
    So, I’ve been trying to tell my friend the message that you’ve written here. And I’ve been trying to live by it myself. But trying to stay open to each other keeps us in purgatory, because we keep feeling closer and I won’t leave my boyfriend. (My boyfriend and I have a happy, harmonious, loving and caring relationship, and we coexist well with each other.) Now my friend is shutting down his heart because loving me is too painful. It breaks my heart to see that and to not be able to share my love with him. I am in love with him, like you were in love with the dancers dancing, and I don’t know what to do. What would you tell him? What would you do if you were me?

    1. I love that you love so much. It’s really beautiful. And, I understand your friends position of wanting their partner to be dedicated to just them, and not be second to another person in relationship. You can love someone and not be with them. You can set him free of the cords of desire so he can find the person that is right for him in partnership and still love him. Love isn’t a having. Love is a being.

      I wish all three of you so much peace.

  7. So on point… you have expressed what my heart so feels right now down to the core!! THANK YOU

    1. You’re welcome.

  8. Brought tears to my eyes. I’m looking forward to feeling unstuck, getting off of autoPilot, of living!!!

    1. Thank you.

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