Episode Thirty-Six: Love is Not Blind, Love Has Excellent Vision

Episode 36 Show Notes:

Most likely you are familiar with the phrase, “love is blind.” This expression is first found in Chaucer’s The Merchant’s Tale, written between 1387 and 1400. The phrase did not come into common usage until William Shakespeare’s tragedy Romeo and Juliet, in the scene where Benvolio says to Mercutio, “Blind is his love, and best befits the dark.” Mercutio responds that if love is blind, then it is not real love.

In this episode I ask us to think about why real love is not blind.

  • Love is caring and affection displayed as the positive behaviors of our integrity in action;
  • The truth is, our integrity cannot and should not withstand all things;
  • While all relationships have challenges, affection expressed positively, as our soul’s integrity, does not tolerate the dishonest or abusive actions of other people; and
  • No matter if someone is a family member or a close friend, we do not have to hang in there, allowing them to dump their anger, self-centeredness, and emotional unconsciousness onto us. 
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