Thomas Traherne: You are as prone to love as the sun is to shine

You are as prone to love, as the sun is to shine.

– Thomas Traherne, Centuries Of Meditations

Yes, we all love love. We love to be loved, and we love to love.

Sometimes, this is covered up by our pain and reaction to that pain, but it’s in our nature to love. Apart from the basics of survival, what we most seek may be to love and be loved.

In reality, we are even prone to love ourselves and life, as it is. We are prone to love all phenomena as they are. And this is often even more covered up, for the same reasons as mentioned above.

Ultimately, we are love. When we find ourselves as capacity for the world, we realize that to us, the world is and always was one. We just didn’t notice. And here, we find that our true nature is love. And, unless we actively examine it, this often even more covered up than the two previous ones.

So why do we love love? Because it’s what we are.