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“Let your kindness be like the rain,
that cares not about whom it falls upon.”

~Talib al Habib

 

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Categories: Contemplative Spirituality, Love, and spirituality in community. Tags: kindness and rain. Formats: Monday Moment and Quote. Interest Areas: Monday Moments.

I have decided to stick with love.
Hate is too great a burden to bear.

~Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

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We are all meant to be mothers of God.
God is always needing to be born.

~Meister Eckhart

 

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Everybody can love in the place where they are.
We can all add our share of love without leaving the room.

~Helen Nearing

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Categories: Love and Non-duality. Formats: Monday Moment and Quote. Interest Areas: Monday Moments.

Say yes to each new, unexpected
manifestation of love.

~James Finley

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Lord, grant that I
may seek more
to understand
than to be
understood.
~St. Francis

 

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Categories: Contemplative Spirituality and Love. Tags: child, compassion, and understanding. Formats: Monday Moment and Quote. Interest Areas: Monday Moments.

Letting Go

Today’s post is by Scott Landis I just dropped her off at the airport. I drove away with tears in my eyes as I felt that deep sense of pain that comes each time we say goodbye. Why is it so hard? Why does love come with such a painful flipside? But this time, as […]

August 08, 2016 by Scott Landis 1 Comment
Categories: Contemplative Living, Loss, Love, Parenthood, and Self Compassion. Tags: death, divorce, goodbyes, grief, letting go, and loss. Formats: Article and Friday Blog. Interest Areas: Friday Blog.

We were loved
from before
the beginning.
~Julian of Norwich

 

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Categories: Contemplative Spirituality and Love. Tags: Julian of Norwich, love, and quote. Formats: Monday Moment and Quote. Interest Areas: Monday Moments.

Sighing Through Song

Today’s post is by Jeff Nelson It’s different for everyone, yet all know this experience. A woman driving home after receiving good news at work finds an uplifting song on the radio that speaks to her newfound joy. A man back from a hard visit with his mother in the nursing home starts his Spotify […]

Love, the Riskiest of Bets

Today’s post is by Juliet Vedral. It has never been difficult for me to say “I love you.” Maybe this is just my personality—I’m an ENFJ so that’s kind of our stock-in-trade. Maybe this is just my cultural background—I’m half-Italian and in some ways all the stereotypes of being passionate, emotive people are true. I hug my friends when I see them. I hug new friends after we’ve first met. It’s not hard for me to show love. Except when it costs me.

I am now over four months into a relationship that has gone from a casual, “why not?” set-up to serious conversations about serious, life-altering matters. I’ve discovered that the rules of dating are primarily defensive strategies, the cousins of the job interview technique. You carefully edit out the bad to highlight the good. Weaknesses are re-cast to appear as strengths, making you appear wonderfully vulnerable (but not high-maintenance or a mess). Above all, you guard your heart and do not give it away to just anyone.

But the strategies that work in dating will kill a relationship.