Something to Think About

“All things and all people … call on us with small or loud voices. They want us to listen. They want us to understand their intrinsic claims, their justice of being. We can give it to them only through the love that listens.” Paul Tillich

What if each of us were able to listen to another without interruption?

What if each of us were able to understand each another without letting our innate biases color our understanding?

What if each of us felt accepted unconditionally as we are at the present moment?

I speak for myself. I’d like that kind of world. How about you?

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Something to Think About

I was neurotic for years. I was anxious and depressed and selfish. Everyone kept telling me to change. I resented them and I agreed with them, and I wanted to change, but simply couldn’t, no matter how hard I tried. Then one day someone said to me, Don’t change. I love you just as you are. Those words were music to my ears: Don’t change, Don’t change. Don’t change . . . I love you as you are. I relaxed. I came alive. And suddenly I changed!

Anthony de Mello
Have you ever had that moment when you experienced an unconditional love and felt accepted as you are? What did it feel like?

Love – Poem by Jan Green

Love

by Jan Green

Love is like energy that travels one-way.
Like cosmic light that enters the black hole, love unconditionally appears then disappears.

Grab hold of the energy and
hold on for the ride.
Hold on to love like cosmic light,
and enjoy the unconditional ride
for a day or for years.

from A SURRENDER TO THE MOON

Happy Valentines Day

 

Today’s Quote – January 10, 2018

Today’s Quote

The beginning of love is the will to let those we love be perfectly themselves, the resolution not to twist them to fit our own image. ~ Thomas Merton