I live a passionate life. I heartily believe in it. I know one thing. What swings one way with the pendulum also swings the other way. With joy and pain it is so. The depths of our pain is also the measure of the possible heights of our joys. Who can have appreciation of either pain or joy when they are static, neither indulging in one or the other, instead denying themselves opportunity to feel, to engage, to live, in fear of what may come or in fear of their own weakness, their possible falls? When I fall, I fall spectacularly. When I rise, I rise just as spectacularly burnt to a crisp, but my unshakable faith in the power of love still intact. I cry and will cry again, yet my hope is undaunted. Lucky is the person who lives their life passionately instead of sitting as a spectator, planning, nay waiting for the life they want to live, while it passes them by.......so many missed opportunities. Self focused, they miss the vista in front of their eyes yet remain safe, and in the end wonder what they may have missed while self blinded. Other focused, a different person will see everything, all the pain, all the joy, will not be safe and will not have to wonder what they missed. In the end, they both end up at the same place, albeit from different paths, yet none can avoid where we all end up, and the lesson is that there is nothing else real but love. Nothing in this world matters that we do except those things done while other focused for love. Not work, not success, not gain, not acheivement, not things, not assets, nothing worldly......all of it is worthless, all work done for ourselves worthless, unless it be done for love. Love is not static. It is dynamic. It does not wait by the sidelines. It is active. It is not selfish. It wants to benefit others more than self. It knows others are self, therefore it desires to be other focused, and in doing so, loves others and self. Smiles Our souls choose physicality and the duality that requires for the lessons it can learn again and again, in ever increasing understanding of love towards becoming one.
And there is another discussion for you.......how two become one. You know what I am talking about, I am sure. That passage in the bible about marriage, "and two shall become one." Is it a metaphor for a larger picture? Lesson for a bigger process? The union of two bodies is easy to see. We are physical beings, but what if we could see with spiritual eyes? I read a book by Betty J. Eadie on her Near Death Experience (NDE) many years ago. It is titled "Embraced By The Light." She also wrote a second book as a follow up to the first called, "The Awakening Heart." In the second book, while answering questions that people had asked, she told of how the answer to that question was illuminated for her while on her NDE. A reader asked about homosexuality and if it was a sin. She said, that while she was on her experience, she asked the same thing. She was shown people on earth coupling, same sex, different sex, it did not matter. What they showed her was how it is seen through spiritual eyes. When people coupled, all you could see was light. When their spirits mingled, they became one light. The lights that shined brightest were those coupling in love. The ones that shined the least were those that coupled without love, but all spirits put out light and mingled into one light when coupling. That is how they see us. I will always remember that. It does not matter the morals of this earth. All that matters up there or here is love, and we are here to learn it.
Peace, Light, and Love Smiles Let me know what you think dear readers. I am always interested in your thoughts. I am pensive tonight. Written so long ago, yet it speaks to me tonight in life worth living.