Posts tagged "Love"
Searching for Benevolence

Searching for Benevolence

I often find myself wondering about the deep nature of reality, and ultimately searching for benevolence, I could even say longing for it.  Musing further on the question of good and evil, I sometimes ask myself how and where is goodness, benevolence to be found? Hmmm, what do actually I mean by that?  Well, many spiritual...
Basic Decent Goodness

Basic Decent Goodness

Remembering “basic decent goodness” is turning out to be a big help for me in my ongoing struggle with the turmoil — both inside myself, and that which I perceive in the world.  Sound convoluted? Only sort of! Here a compendium of short notes in support of this approach: Pablo Casals puts it this way: “Each person has inside...
Holding It All

Holding It All

It’s May 1… In the Celtic calendar the day is called Beltaine, and is one of the Cross Quarter Days, halfway between Spring Equinox, and Summer Solstice, the height of Spring.  Time to celebrate!  Enjoy!  Right? Easier said than done, sometimes. What’s been coming up for me is the challenge of “holding it all”:  the glory...
Judgement or Curiosity?

Judgement or Curiosity?

Love has been on my mind, and in my heart.  It’s Spring, for one, and everything is bursting out all over!  More than that, it’s painfully obvious that Love and love, and kindness, acceptance, benevolence… are so very needed in our world today… and seem sorely lacking in many ways and places. To my dismay, I’m discovering how...
Stubborn in Our Gladness

Stubborn in Our Gladness

The world we live in, Life itself, is full of suffering — and of joy.  ‘Twas ever thus.  There has never been, and likely never will be, a time without egregious events.  How can we hold this? What’s certain is that if we focus only on the amount, variety, and horrendous ways suffering is inflicted and endured,...