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Originally posted by awake1234
You must LOVE yourself before & in order to LOVE another.
Many have heard this before - because it is a truth. For some this statement conveys meaning/understanding, while others percieve only words. It is for those persons, need arises to provide explaination of why this is true and how it is experienced.
First, we can not give that which we do not have - nor can we recieve that which we do not have or know.
Second - imagine there is nothing, only you, be silent, be present, breathe, close your eyes, allow yourself to feel LOVE inside, know LOVE is always there.
Third - go into Nature feel the LOVE there - it is connected to your LOVE and your LIFE connected to ALL LIFE.
Fourth - go to places with people & recognize the connection of LOVE with them.
Fifth - go to any place which is busy & now feel your LOVE, strengthen the feeling & know you are ALWAYS LOVE -
It has to be & will be LIVED into experience.
LOVE & Presence are functions of eachother - can be LOVE in distracting situation can be present in unloving situation -
LOVE and Presence are interdependent & and exist independent of the situation but can exist in those situations because we exist in many situations & LOVE and Presence are part of us.
Originally posted by queenannie38
there is a secret trick toward making that love-thing a lot easier and more sincere without too much work with concentration
judge not thyself
judge not thy neighbor
FOR ANY REASON
and the love will flow quite willingly from that point on, if you stick with it
this is a tried and proven method of my own and i don't see how it can fail.
Originally posted by lowki
reply to post by awake1234
"The One We Call Love"
? that doesn't make sense.
Love requires at least Two.
Something to do the loving,
and something to be loved.
None is Zen or prime-creator,
One is Awareness,
Two is Love,
Three is Choice or freedom.
[edit on 7-12-2009 by lowki]
Originally posted by EnlightenUp
Is that really a practical attitude? If by "judge" you really mean "do not evaluate others" and "for any reason" then I cannot see how one could possibly function and make good decisions. If I did not I could get myself into unsavory situations with people from whom I would be better off keeping my distance.
Perhaps you really mean it in the sense of some undeserved and cruel way-- judgemental and prejudiced, along the lines of thinking you're better than someone because you have more money.
Originally posted by GrandKitaro777
If you're an extended being from the omnipresent creator this would lead to this logical premise; To love oneself is to love all to love others is to love all. There's no exceptions.