Heat and cold, love and wisdom – how must these two manifestations alternate? Someone who works with heat (love) must also work with cold (wisdom), and vice-versa. Thus by passing from one pole to the other, not only do they maintain their equilibrium, but in this movement back and forth they discover the fullness of life.

Those who remain eternally in the cold or in the heat cannot develop harmoniously.

What do you do when you want to cook your vegetables? You place the saucepan on the stove, but after a short time you take it off, you do not let everything burn – because you are wise.

In the same way, there is nothing more natural to feel love towards someone. But wisdom tells you not to go too far.

If you feel heat rising within you with regard to another, do not leave the saucepan on the stove! Heat (love) is desirable, but it must be followed by a little refreshment: wisdom.

Omraam Mikhaël Aïvanhov