Why is love blind?

dark glassesThe reason is that whatever a person loves (from the principle of self-intelligence) is what a person believes to be good.

Discernment (intellectual seeing) is useless here unless one is able to embrace an opposing feeling or affection. Like the notion that God alone gives us intelligence and therefore has the best plan for leading us.

When these two loves duke it out and clash, a new kind of seeing can result from the inner friction in which we can, with greater and greater sincerity, contemplate our true significance in the world and the true significance of others.

In the terrestrial world, the blind are leading the blind because what we love has diminished into a worldview oriented toward self-centeredness, which causes spiritual blindness in everyone’s psyche and a complete failure to see reality.

Love needs the Lord God’s Divine Truth to see.



About thegodguy

EDWARD F. SYLVIA, M.T.S. Philosopher/Theologian Edward F. Sylvia attended the School of Visual Arts in New York and received his Master of Theological Studies at the Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley, CA and a Certificate of Swedenborgian Studies from the Swedenborgian House of Studies. He is a member of the Center for Theology and the Natural Sciences (C.T.N.S.) and the Swedenborg Scientific Association (S.S.A.). Award-winning author of "Sermon From the Compost Pile: Seven Steps Toward Creating An Inner Garden" and "Proving God," which fulfills a continuing vision that God’s fingerprints of love can be found everywhere in the manifest universe. His most recent book, "Swedenborg & Gurdjieff: The Missing Links" is an edgy collection of anti-intuitive essays for personal transformation that challenges and inspires. He has been a student of the ideas of both Emanuel Swedenborg and George I. Gurdjieff for over thirty years. Read more about TheGodGuy, his books and his ideas at http://www.staircasepress.com
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4 Responses to Why is love blind?

  1. Walt says:

    Excellent point in this article. I have read your books and would like to talk with you sometime concerning other questions I have. Is there a phone number where you can be reached.

  2. CAF says:

    Excellent! This is so important to understand for peaceful dialog and for personal/ collective transformation/ for becoming something more.

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