Wednesday, February 21, 2018

The Love Puzzle

The Mystery within...
I am coming to know love is a big puzzle I will spend the rest of my life putting together.  I write because writing helps me find and test pieces of that puzzle.  I asked for one tip for loving this week and was given two important puzzle pieces.   One is breath and the other is heart—the tip was breathe from my heart.      

Consciously breathing from my heart does help me:

            Think from my heart.

            Act from my heart.

            Trust my heart.

            Have empathy for the other and myself when not   acting from the heart.

            Know the Divine Mystery lives in our hearts.

There is never a day goes by when I wouldn’t make progress with my love puzzle if I remembered to breathe from my heart.  The day is full of opportunities to find another puzzle piece when I understand all things and everybody help me put it together.    

What if we asked for and shared one tip for loving each week?   

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Hard to Love

The Mystery within...
It is hard to love the hard to love.  It’s hard to:

            Go high when the other goes low.

            Be patient in the face of oppression.

            Respond to violence with loving compassion.

            Be of generous spirit wanting good for the other.

            Not shame, blame, or impose guilt when wronged.

            Be forgiving of self and all others.

The blessings in loving the hard to love:

     I can't go wrong with sheer compassion toward the other, and myself, trusting in its hopeful forbearance.  

     My heart opens to a bigger reality of the Divine Mystery within.

     My ego shrinks and a path opens to self-transformation.  

     The important and unimportant things in life become obvious.

     Advocating for sharing, tolerance and respect become no brainers.

     I can grow as a peacemaker.  

What if the hard to love, and our own faults, are gifts to teach us how to love?