Thursday, July 14, 2011

love thursday 07.14.11 ~ as i have loved you

(mijo)

This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.

John 15:12

Well, that's clear.

I have my good days and my bad days in the Year of the Beloved on the Love for No Reason at All path. Doesn't that commandment sound like "no reason at all"? Just because. Because you exist. Period.

Oh, man. Lately, the best I can do is remember to add it. Love still does not supersede my impatience or frustration. However, at this stage, even when I recognize those in myself and add the Love, that changes my impatience and frustration. It changes me.

I like that. And I am looking forward to the days when I start there.

You know, if everyone were orange and fuzzy (see above) this would all be a lot easier.

3 comments:

kario said...

I have a much better time loving others for no reason at all than I do loving myself.

Maybe if I put on some fuzzy, hobbit feet and lie on the bathroom counter, I'll feel it. ;-)

Deb Shucka said...

I so agree with the orange and fuzzy part.

I find it helps if I remind myself that love is the bottom line no matter what I'm feeling.

Kathryn Grace said...

Thank goodness love and frustration can coexist until we get past the frustrated part.