Consider that you contain this massive capacity to love. can you love this wholeheartedly, to know this about the people around you?
it doesn't matter what they do with their time
it doesn't matter how they choose to spend their money
it doesn't matter if they wear different clothes than you
it doesn't matter if their friends are different, their creed, their religion, their inner truth, whether they have children or not, or whether you haven't seen them for years.
that's conditional affection.
this is a practice of love.
love them past appearances.
love them past who they think they are, their limited self - into the true realization of their being, which is not so separate from who you are. same needs; love, affection, connection. same wants; safety, love, belongings. same desire for expansion; through family, through love, through self-expression. same need for clothing, designer or otherwise.
we’re all the same really, so the next question is this:
can you love yourself, even if they are wearing the face of another?
that’s real love.
italy, october 19th-24th. join in, you’re welcome. http://bit.ly/italyretreat (link in bio)
Take my hand
and we can see where this road leads
there will be signs to let us know
we are headed to a place we both desire
but in the meantime
you have my hand
and in it i hope you find
all the safety, love and peace i left for you
i hope you are able to
take the time to see
the beauty that constantly surrounds us
the destination will be there when we get there
and it will be as advertised
but right now
all that concerns me is
keeping your hand in my mine
i will always walk closest to the road with you
and of all the beautiful things that can be seen
nothing will ever compare to
having you next to me
just keep taking my hand