Thursday, October 28, 2010

love thursday 10.28.10 ~ gift of the self

(the hand is simply for perspective.
banana is now above the window by at least a foot.)

True love is not naïve, but is a conscious and intelligent gift of the self.

Richard Rohr

And how many of us truly love ourselves enough to believe that we are a gift worth giving?


Deb Shucka said...

How many of us think we can skip the loving ourselves part and go straight to focus on others?

Love this post.

Carrie Link said...

That's one big ass leaf.

Kathryn Grace said...

Oh dear. Does the fact I always felt my love a willing offering make me narcissistic or something? Not that I expected everyone to value it, but the ones for whom I felt it so strongly, yes, I expected them to, because of the kind of people they were/are--also loving and generous of spirit.

This does not mean my heart was never broken. Romantic love is something else again, wouldn't you say?

Beautiful image.

kario said...

Oh, Deb, you've hit the nail on the head. It is so much easier to focus on other people than it is to look at ourselves.

Joan said...

Good question, Wanda. If we don't love ourselves, how can we expect someone else to?