Seventh Perspective

Love and Strife

1            All things interact.

2            If love unifies, how can it separate – which follows from the idea that love causes strife? In answer: Consider how light is manifested as particles in one medium, and as waves in another medium. Similarly with love – in one situation, it unifies, and in another situation, it separates.

3            Unity is the feeling of love. When we identify with something or someone, we feel at one with that object. This is the sentience of love.

4            I hate mendacity because I love the truth; I love mendacity because I hate the truth  ̶  either way, I love-hate Love; contradictions and all.

5            With the consciousness of love and strife, I identify what actually is occurring at any given time.

6            Everything is in relationship; nothing is on its own. This statement, “Nothing is on its own,” can be taken negatively; meaning: the absence of everything; or positively: the essence of everything; which is not itself a thing.

7            Love is attraction; strife is detraction (repulsion)

8            Agitation –-storm-strife; and calm (love).

9            Love causes strife. I feel sorry for my son that he has to be alone. That causes me pain – strife.

10          Change is the way of strife, the way of life, the way of the world.

The Love Testament: Seventh Perspective

Fourth Perspective

The Word, “Love”

1    “Say the word and you’ll be free.” (Lennon: “The Word”) Free from what? Free to what? Free from the adversities of life, from the impetuosity of one’s ego-sensuality, from anxiety and despair, from depression and worthlessness…and on and on. Free to be more self-understanding, free to be transcendent, free to be moderate, free to be loving, and on and on.

 2    Let Love soothe the “savage beast” in you; however buried, sublimated, repressed, it may be. Keep in touch with your Love divinity, and you will keep from the dark forces of your nature, of human nature.

3    Love – transcendent Love – certainly is all you need, as Lennon sings; especially when It comes to  freeing you mind.

 4    Say the word “Love,” chant the word Love, sing the word Love, as in the song Love is all you need: Love, love, love.

5    Do you want a dosage of strength in a particular situation? Turn to Love. Repeat the word, and that dosage will impart that strength to you  ̶  more than, perhaps you can imagine. Keep the faith!

6     Let Love take over. It knows. Certainly more than you know.

7     Ah, the word Love! sweet to the ears, balm to the mind!

 8    Temper the word Love with the wisdom of the species – good and evil, love and strife, you know; lest you become engulfed in “sappiness,” in treacle.

9     Saying, chanting, singing, the word Love will save you from yourself. Not totally, but in good part.

10     Saying the word, thinking the word, Love will embark you on a high adventure sans boredom and egoism and neurosis, and …

The Love Testament: Fourth Perspective

Samsara

The Wheel of Life

A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person. -A man

It is a lovely thing to have a husband and wife developing together and having the feeling of falling in love again. That is what marriage really means: helping one another to reach the full status of being persons, responsible and autonomous beings who do not run away from life. -A man

In my Sunday School class there was a beautiful little girl with golden curls. I was smitten at once and still am. -HT /American President / on his wife Bess

Love cures people, the ones who receive love and the ones who give it, too. -KM a man /psychiatrist

Love is that splendid triggering of human vitality…the supreme activity which nature affords anyone for going out of himself toward someone else. -Jose Ortega Y. Gasset

It’s terrifying to care, of course, and the young man whom I once heard say to the girl whose hand he was holding, “Shit, I think I love you,” in the ominous tones of someone declaring that he was coming down with the plague, probably put the fear that accompanies loving as graphically as it can be put. –MS / A woman writer

The Love Testament: Second Perspective