“People where you live,” the little prince said, “grow five thousand roses in one garden… yet they don’t find what they’re looking for…”
“They don’t find it,” I answered.
“And yet what they’re looking for could be found in a single rose, or a little water…”
“Of course,” I answered.
And the little prince added, “But eyes are blind. You have to look with the heart.”
– From The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery (translated by Richard Howard).It may be easy to be distracted by the eyes, the mind, the ears, the ego.It’s why online dating doesn’t work for so many. Match, eHarmony, okcupid, and so on, all are like wandering into a garden with 5,000 roses. Yes, there’s abundance and yes there are many. So what?Don’t let yourself be fooled. Always exercise your heart’s knowing.Then, let yourself be tamed by the beloved. Open yourself to the beloved to allow yourself to be tamed.That will let that one beloved be the special one for you. Yes, there are thorns and that rose may not be a “perfect” rose. Yet, it’s your rose, your beloved.Try it and see.