the human condition. we are human and all have a broad scope of similarities. however, so many variables decipher how we process, handle, and maneuver different occurrences.
if you are raised in a loving home and are witness to a discipline of respect, honor, honesty, and trust-you will most likely carry those things with you in life. or at least know how to call upon them in times of need. on the other hand, if you grew up in a home of yelling, anger, rage, and no communication, you will too, most likely carry those things with you throughout life. and these things will be your silver bullets in a 6-gun for a seamless, successful quick-draw.
some children are taught to be fearless. some children are taught to question the motive of everything in their peripheral. how will we process as we grow? will we be able to sludge through fear fairly tirelessly, or will overcoming fear and looking it in the face literally bring us to our knees as we greet our demons?
in my opinion, i cant experience love if fear is present. i cant live in fear when love is in my heart. the two cannot co-exist. i want to experience love. i want to give and receive love.
on so many levels our ego (a mechanism to protect; meaning a level of harm and fear is engaged) is so over-developed, and nothing can penetrate. this entity (ego) makes itself known in every facet of our lives unless we control when it is and is not welcome. the ego is always poised to make a grand entrance. this could be in friendships, relationships, the bagger at the grocery store who pissed you off, or you simply fighting yourself and your own insecurities. its a bitch. but i was reading this morning and Stuart Wilde says, “…As you pass people on the street, look them in the eye and silently say, ‘love,’ and press that love into their hearts. do that to everyone without fail, and gradually you’ll develop a resounding sense of unconditional acceptance. that’s the best protection.” in essence thats your best protection against your asshole ego that is always wanting to come out and play. the ego is like your next door neighbor that would come over everyday to play unannounced, uninvited and at the most inopportune times, and never got the clue that you were a lot less than thrilled to see them. that is the ego. this has been my ego as of late, i feel, to a degree. we all suffer from the annoying neighbor from time to time.
enough about ego (fear) and more on love.
i want to implement that practice, as hokey as it may seem, to really give love to each one who passes by me. our energies are all connected anyway, so if im passing love along it will make its way back to me in some form or another. and again, in giving love, fear cannot be.
a few words to live by…damn, and its not an easy mandate…we are humans with our flaws and scars…
1 corinthians 13:1-8 (the living bible)
“if i had the gift of speaking in other languages without learning them, and could speak in every language there is in all of heaven and earth, but didnt love others, i would only be making noise. if i had the gift of prophecy and knew what was going to happen in the future, knew everything about everything, but didnt love others, what good would it do? even if i had the gift of faith so that i could speak to a mountain and make it move, i would still be worth nothing at all without love. if i gave everything i have to the poor, and if i were burned alive for preaching the gospel but didnt love others, it would be of no value whatever.
LOVE IS PATIENT AND KIND (ok)
NEVER JEALOUS OR ENVIOUS (yup)
NEVER BOASTFUL OR PROUD (huh?)
NEVER HAUGHTY OR SELFISH OR RUDE (ummm,)
LOVE DOES NOT DEMAND ITS OWN WAY (wait, what?)
IT IS NOT IRRITABLE OR TOUCHY (hmmm, problem)
IT DOES NOT HOLD GRUDGES AND HARDLY EVEN NOTICES WHEN OTHERS DO IT WRONG (yah, about that….)
IT IS NEVER GLAD ABOUT INJUSTICE
BUT REJOICES WHEN TRUTH WINS OUT (wait, revenge tastes so sweet!)
IF YOU LOVE SOMEONE YOU WILL BE LOYAL TO THEM NO MATTER WHAT THE COST-YOU WILL ALWAYS BELIEVE IN THEM-ALWAYS EXPECT THE BEST OF THEM-AND ALWAYS STAND YOUR GROUND WHEN DEFENDING THEM. (snap!)
all the special gifts and powers from God will someday come to an end, but LOVE GOES ON FOREVER.”
damn, that is some bonnie and clyde kind of shit. that means no birdie shots during road rage. not getting to demand my own way? youre joking, right??
this is love.
we are made of love.
we are made of love and have developed ego.
which will you choose today?
all my *love*
please give love to the haitians. they need it and we can give it.