Stage 4

The love

At first, I’m frightened. This feeling is too strange, too confusing. I can describe love, but I can never comprehend it.

After the straightforward, intellectual adventure of the third station, the adventure of emotion, of feeling, of love descends on us, often suddenly. It is like a force of nature, not to be understood rationally, with the intellectual tools previously acquired.

It is the search for completion, for a new whole. And ideally, all senses and sense itself are included. Love is a fire that grasps and encompasses all dimensions of human existence – from the physical to the spiritual – if we have remained open for it.

John Raimondi (USA)