When we enter the deep-sleep state, we relinquish all our worldly attachments. Upon awakening, there’s a feeling of refreshment. This is the “living water” Jesus spoke about during his conversation with the woman at the well. She was attached to five husbands. And she was wide awake.
When we are doing what we are meant to do, we release into the world some aspect of our deepest self. To be educated is to be “drawn out.” We are wells, straight up and down, molecular encasements for what Jesus called “living water.”
The man who loves his wife but hates his boss does not love his wife. We need to examine this business of divided love, of how we bestow it as if we owned it, because love is not partial, private or personal. The way we relate to the store clerk, to other drivers, to the prostitute at the well, is the way we love.