04/02/2014 02:48 pm ET Updated Jun 02, 2014

Love Scares Us All

Love scares us all.
It is everywhere.
There's no escaping it.

When we were younger
we dreamt we were scared of
concrete things like enemies and friends.

As we got older we realized
It was always uncomfortable feelings
that scared us.

We cried when we saw that
we had spent years
avoiding those feelings
only to find out
each was a gift.
Not even shame needs to be resisted any longer.

And so the stark reality is
that love has scared us all along.

Every anxiety.
Every worry.
Is love.

It is the electrically dark night.
The unbearable pleasure of being alive.
The animator of all things.
That which breathes
life into all those enemies and friends and feelings
and shame.
It is love we are avoiding.

It is okay dear one.
There is a good reason to be scared.

Love will to consume us whole.
Love will lay us to waste,
leave us with nothing
and pull our crutches out.

Once we are destroyed.
Left without
our will
or ourselves.
We will fall in love
for the very first time.

And it will make a home in our chests
And shine from our eyes
And speak its words with our mouths
Saying over and over again
Thy will be done
Thy will be done.