Time To Live

I was listening to one of my mentors speak last night on a recording of a session that she gave at NICABM in December.  She reminded all of us that we are “only unloved in our heads” and that “our existence proves we are loved”.  So many of us walk around believing we are not loved or that we are unloveable, that what we did in our lives, doesn’t deem us worthy of love, but the truth is we were born in Love, forgiven in Love, and are love and loved as a result, we need to accept that and believe…and start living.  Hope you are living knowing you are loved today.

By the way, this photo was taken at 5:30 AM off the coast of Bermuda, coming into the harbor…

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3 thoughts on “Time To Live

  1. Thank you for the pingpack to my site, Kris. I appreciate it.

    I read your post and I’m not sure if I agree with the whole of it, but it is a point of view that I am willing to deeply consider. In my experience, the surest way to really esteem oneself is to to do worthy and difficult things, not cut corners. And the way to be loved is to also be likeable–to be easy on the eyes, ears, heart, et cetera–and to also treat others kindly, compassionately, with understanding. And while, personally, sure, it would be nice to be loved and liked more by others, it’s as important if not more so for me to be true to what’s deepest and best in myself, even if that is not popular or not something for mass consumption. I certainly have my tannins, lol.

    Do I believe I am loveable and worthy of love? Yes, certainly. Do I believe that others love me or capable of loving me? Not really; I think Love–the real stuff–is an extremely rare capacity; and while I think most people are capable of affection, warmth, kindness, even compassion, real love is much more than these, much more durable and deep and abiding than these; it doesn’t break down easily and is not removed easily, and it cares immensely about who the other is and becomes. M. Scott Peck has written brilliantly about real love in his “The Road Less Traveled.”

    Also, another blogger wrote this poem after reading one of my posts (I think); and I think it squares well with what you are saying in your post — http://celestealluvial.wordpress.com/2012/02/18/a-pearl-of-truth-a-pearl-of-great-price/

    Namaste and warmest regards,

    John

    • Hi John

      I have read your comment through several times and I am not sure where we differ. I think so often people don’t believe they are loved or are worthy of love. I work with folks who feel this way every day. [And], so often they are told to love others and do “good”, be kind, and in so doing they will feel and experience love. What happens so often is that they burnout trying, or go deeper into “devalue” because they “aren’t doing it well enough”, “or they must be doing something wrong”, etc. What I was trying to say is that instead of “fighting” the idea that we are loved, and loved deeply because we are here on this earth, at this time, and having this belief that we are “terminally” unloveable, perhaps consider that it is not about worth. In so doing when we believe we are love, and treat ourselves with self honor/care, like that which is in us, then we over flow that love to those around us. I think it is in that knowing that we are able to do worthy and difficult things, and not cut corners. I think we can be likeable when we give ourselves the honor and regard that we are loved and accept ourselves as love…and then we overflow kindness, compassion, joy, grace, love, patience, etc. I was not talking about being loved and accepted by others. I was encouraging each of us to embrace in ourselves the truth that we came into this world in love, and to go into the depths of our soul to confront the lies, understand the truths, and come out overflowing with love – I think in a deeper capacity towards that which you refer to as “the real stuff”. So much more could be said towards this discussion, perhaps some day…

      I love the discussion. I think we are saying similar things, perhaps in different verbiage. Thanks so much for taking the time to dialogue. It is late, and I will continue to ponder. Any time we are furthering such discussion, I think there is gain. I trust you feel similarly. Have a good night.

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