Thank you for sharing your view and the story Derek, I appreciate it! In the book mentioned by Richa, The Path to Love, Deepak describes that phenomenon as “the return of the ego”. Billions of couples must have experienced that! I guess you fell in love instantly, but of course not everyone is ready to live from there. It’s scary, that state is much too much love, too much light and possibility, too intense! I remind myself of this every time people, as they often do, only allow a tiny little crumb of love to happen in relationships, and I mean the most mundane ones. In every encounter, we can only come from the degree of expansion we know, and those who know it all have to be gentle sometimes. It’s really scary for some people to be loved and to be love.