"The love you pray for is trying to reach you at every moment.
Your longing, your deep fantasies about being loved are
that makes spirit want to love you."
"Love is the emotion of merging, of becoming one in the heart.
In everyday life it is mixed in the natural riot of relationships,
the biochemistry, emotions, desires, fantasies, and romantic illusions.
Bhakti yoga cultivates the spiritual heart by turning those natural impulses
into creepers that twine around the Beloved, converting them
into a conduit to carry us toward ultimate merging.
Every form of love, every loving relationship,
can become that conduit:
parent and child,
lover and beloved,
student and teacher,
aspirant and religious guide,
friend and friend,
owner and pet too.
Each has within it a seed of love
that can grow into
Any of them can become
the road to the spiritual heart."