Relationship involves commitment. What does love involve? I’ve written about what I think about love before. In short, just to give you a sense of how I define love–love means the wonderful opportunity to be the best of yourself next to someone who is equally inspired by your presence to be the best of themselves. … More Love =/= Relationship
Love, or, what I want out of love, my ideals about love–is that love will allow me to put forth the best of myself. I recall this quote: “I love you, not because of who you are, but because of who I am when I am with you.” Sounds simple, right? Not really. Because our world … More Girl, You Better
When someone else is lovingly aware of us (not of their judgement or desires regarding us, but simply of us as we are), we can experience the outer expression of their love. We can see the way they are looking at us, the smile on their face, and the responsiveness of their reactions to us. … More Love Is Awareness
I may think I feel in love but it is love that feels me constantly testing the woven fibers that enclose and protect my heart with a searing flame that allows no illusion of separation and as the insubstantial fabric of my inner fortress is peeled away by the persistent fire I desperately try to … More “I may think I feel in love”
What is “love”? The word itself, with all its connotations and stereotypes, begs to be defined and redefined. It’s within our nature to want to understand love–I mean, who doesn’t want to be loved? An aspect of love consists of the following. I suppose you can call it the conventional love: A boyfriend of girlfriend … More The Romantic Mumbo-Jumbo
Love is not what we think it is. Excerpts from “This Is That: Essays About True Nature” by Nirmala Love is both simpler and more mysterious and subtle than we have imagined it to be. Love is very simply the spacious, open attention of our awareness. Awareness itself is the gentlest, kindest, and most intimate force in … More “Love Is for Giving, Not for Getting”
A slightly cheesy post, a self-righteous half rant–with some points made. “What’s the point of studying Shakespeare if you’re never going to use it in life?” said my little brother, a man of math, science, logic and reason. “Well, what’s the point of studying calculus if you’re never going to use it in life?” said … More Shakespeare…useless??
To be human is to accept ourselves just as we are, with our own history, and to accept others as they are. From Becoming Human by Jean Vanier What are the signs of evolution? How do we evolve…? “First: all humans are sacred, whatever their culture, race, or religion, whatever their capacities or incapacities, and whatever their … More How do we evolve?