The Subject Of Love

Posted by Phillip C Gordon on Friday, May 10, 2013 Under: Systems
Another muse from the garden. I was doing some preparation for a book I am undertaking and I came to a point in my contemplation where the subject of love arose.  It is not necessary to expose the context of the question.  What it did direct me toward was asking, the question what is love.  Below is the consideration I came to. 

Firstly something that we hear a lot about, and I tend to agree with, is love is not a feeling.  Therefore it must be something more tangible.  I have come up with this unqualified definition. Love is action. It is a verb.  Love is that which is in support of life.  It is of and within the pursuit of truth.  Love is revelation, a revelation both of the mundane and the mysterious.  Love is communion with other. It is being of service to something greater than self, yet involves self.  

Love is not a mood or feeling that one is overcome with, though one can be overcome in a deed or action that stimulates a feeling or mood.  A relationship is not love.  The giddy intense experience found in union with another can be as much the hunting ground of desperation as it can be a celebration of the mutual connection.  To know the difference we often have to engage regardless, for that is the way of experience and learning.  If we want love in a relationship we must choose it.  Through that choice and the actions we take within the relationship we will discover love.  

I often hear that the divine is pure love, the divine in this context being the spirit of all life, the essential and life breathing force in life.  I do not agree with this.  For if that which is divine is the source of all life, and life, as we know it is filled with all that exists.  Love exists within the divine yet is not the divine, therefore to access that love we need to choose it. Yet to fully know the essence of life we need to accept all life, to be willing to know ourselves at all levels.  Otherwise we will have an experience of splitting, leaving this life, drifting in to spiritualised madness, separate and disconnected, though it will feel like we are super connected.  

Love for me is being grounded in this life and taking action that reflects ones desire to support and nourish life. 

In : Systems 



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Phillip C Gordon I am an Alchemist, falling into the fires of transformation over and over as I realise the gold that I am. I choose to serve all humanity to that end, to raise the consciousness of humanity, one by one if that be the case. I am a writer, a speaker, an actor and fool.

The Subject Of Love

Posted by Phillip C Gordon on Friday, May 10, 2013 Under: Systems
Another muse from the garden. I was doing some preparation for a book I am undertaking and I came to a point in my contemplation where the subject of love arose.  It is not necessary to expose the context of the question.  What it did direct me toward was asking, the question what is love.  Below is the consideration I came to. 

Firstly something that we hear a lot about, and I tend to agree with, is love is not a feeling.  Therefore it must be something more tangible.  I have come up with this unqualified definition. Love is action. It is a verb.  Love is that which is in support of life.  It is of and within the pursuit of truth.  Love is revelation, a revelation both of the mundane and the mysterious.  Love is communion with other. It is being of service to something greater than self, yet involves self.  

Love is not a mood or feeling that one is overcome with, though one can be overcome in a deed or action that stimulates a feeling or mood.  A relationship is not love.  The giddy intense experience found in union with another can be as much the hunting ground of desperation as it can be a celebration of the mutual connection.  To know the difference we often have to engage regardless, for that is the way of experience and learning.  If we want love in a relationship we must choose it.  Through that choice and the actions we take within the relationship we will discover love.  

I often hear that the divine is pure love, the divine in this context being the spirit of all life, the essential and life breathing force in life.  I do not agree with this.  For if that which is divine is the source of all life, and life, as we know it is filled with all that exists.  Love exists within the divine yet is not the divine, therefore to access that love we need to choose it. Yet to fully know the essence of life we need to accept all life, to be willing to know ourselves at all levels.  Otherwise we will have an experience of splitting, leaving this life, drifting in to spiritualised madness, separate and disconnected, though it will feel like we are super connected.  

Love for me is being grounded in this life and taking action that reflects ones desire to support and nourish life. 

In : Systems 



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