Anthony de Mello

The most painful act the human being can perform, the act that he dreads the most is the act of seeing. It is in that act of seeing that love is born, or rather more accurately, that act of seeing is Love.

Once you  begin to see, your sensitivity will drive you to awareness, not just of the things that you choose to see but of everything else as well. Your poor ego will try desperately to blunt your sensitivity because its defenses are being stripped away an it is left with no protection and nothing to cling to. If you ever allow yourself to see, it will be the death of you. And that is why love is so terrifying, for to love is to see and to see is to die. But it is also the most delightful exhilarating experience in the whole world. For in the death of the ego is freedom, peace, serenity, joy.

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