“Love brings freedom. Loyalty brings slavery.
On the surface they look alike: deep down they are just the opposite, diametrically opposite.
Loyalty is acting; you have been educated for it. Love is wild; its whole beauty is in its wildness.
It comes like a breeze with great fragrance, fills your heart, and suddenly where there was a desert there is a garden full of flowers.
But you don’t know from where it comes, and you don’t know that there is no way to bring it. It comes on it’s own and remains as long as existence wills it.
And just as it had come one day, as a stranger, as a guest, suddenly one day it is gone. There is no way to cling to it, no way to hold it.”
– from Intimacy: Trusting Oneself and the Other, by Osho