It’s the opposite to the way the world sees it…

“… love leads to the capacity for reverence for that which is intrinsic and innate within the spirit of ones’ partner. … Is romance based on first an illusion and then the illusion wears off?

… it is opposite to the way the world sees it. …when you first see that person and flash on them, that’s reality. …Then as time goes on the ego raises its ugly head and starts to demean it. But in the beginning you saw who they really were, their incredible perfection and beauty…”

from  God: Transcendent & Immanent Lecture 11/02