Love is complete and total freedom because it is selfless. Selfishness is the worst kind of prison.
Trungpa Rinpoche so elegantly described love as, “A vast share of energy which is not centered, which is not ego’s at all.”
This energy, love, is ever present; without beginning, middle, or end. It is complete and total freedom because it has no center. This energy is not possessed or owned by any-one or any-thing… It is free flowing. It does not revolve around this or that, it unifies and sustain this and that. Truth be told, there is no us at all, just love. Thomas Merton beautifully elucidated this point when he said, “Love is my true identity. Selflessness is my true self. Love is my true character. Love is my name.”