Saturday, October 12, 2013


Summer, Big Bear, California

Bringing love to a situation will always surprise us.  We will never receive the response that we expect. When we are indifferent to the result, love will often heal the pain that we find in others, as well as ourselves.

The object of our disdain is often merely misunderstood.  The person that we are angry with for ignoring us, may merely be lost in thought about their own health or the loss of a loved one.  We are almost always wrong when we think we know what others are thinking.  Also, meanness, greed and selfishness always come from a deep self-loathing and despair.  When we realize this, are we really doing our best by resenting them? 

The hardest spiritual discipline for me was being able to love those that hate us or are trying to do us harm.  I finally realized that my anger and hatred was not getting me anywhere regardless of whether it was "justified" or not.  Of course, we can always defend ourselves and others against those which intend to do physical or emotional harm.  And we can always express our feelings about other people's behavior. But our irritation, anger, and self-righteousness only harms ourselves. 

Love can often bring a healing to the situation.  But even if it doesn't, our peace and well being do not need to be upended.

Only love can heal us.  Only love can heal an impossible situation.  Love will heal our loneliness, our frustration, and our despair.

Let's bring love to every situation that we encounter.

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