The Way Of The Way 344

Love expressed by the soul is eternal and unconditional, unlike love expressed by the self which is temporary and conditional. While love from both sources feels the same, we can determine its source by our reaction to specific situations.

For example, if our mate, who presumably we intimately love, engages sexually with someone else, how do we feel? If our love for our mate comes from the soul, we are happy for them and with whomever they were intimate, as how can we not be happy with the thought of people enjoying themselves. If our love issues from the self, we are angry, jealous, sad or have other unpleasant states of mind.