Friday, February 10, 2012


     Love is the answer to all that plagues us: not the idealized, romantic kind of love; not physical passion, or mental obsession, but a gentle generosity of the spirit, a simple happiness, and an approach to life and to people that is appreciative and willing to understand.
     If we are not living by the light of love then we are blocked to it somehow and experiencing darkness instead. It is then that we travel the lonely road of fear, judgment, criticism, catastrophic thinking, isolation, and feelings of deficiency.
     To get from one to the other, the surest way is to show someone a little kindness. To help others helps us. It gives us gratitude for what we have and who we are, and makes us feel good. There is no greater joy than the joy of giving. It's as simple as reaching out just a little and letting someone know that we are paying attention and that we care.
     Loving grows love, and if we give it, we get it. We feel it. We fill up with it. It is the answer to all of our angst and worry and selfish frustration, and ultimately, I believe, the reason for our being here at all.

I generously express my love.