Spirit tells me that creative passion is a dance,
as much as a joint venture, between intellect
and emotion, each directing the other to music
they are co-creating as they respond to each other,
in a continuous blend of unrehearsed movement.
Wow! That sounds seductive.
It is, intentionally so.
Then, to bring it all back to reality …
It never left.
How does such a …
Way of life?
Wouldn’t it be exhausting?
In what way?
In relation to spiritual development.
It is the only way.
Even for a Bodhisattva?
Especially for her, or him.
Then, in serving others more
while serving ourselves no less …
More or less of what?
Personal and community care.
Intellect provides us with means
to learn to understand what needs
to be done and what we can do
to satisfy that need.
Knowing what and how to contribute
is totally unproductive without
desire to inspire us to act on
the awareness intellect provides.
Yang and Yin?
Spirit tells me that the existentialist claim,
if it be one, that existence must necessarily
come before essence is based on a misconception
Nothing exists without essence and essence
exists to express itself.
Essence can be described as a spiritual
underground movement, whose roots do not develop
in the open air but beneath the surface of
Their light comes from within and they live
to nourish and support, not a transcendent form
of themselves but a life that can thrive
in the open air and learn to adapt to
a different form of light to sustain it
The underground environment protects
and nourishes roots that know they will
never see the results of their life’s work.
But they also know they are part
of something much greater
than might seem to be.
Roots are as one with the plant
they feed with their life.
Roots could teach us, if we are
willing to learn, that we have
limited control over outside forms,
but we do have an inner source
of power and light, if we will
only open to it.
Then, perhaps we are as form
unaware of our own essence?
Yes, or a plant that denies
it has roots.
Spirit tells me that unconditional love
is intelligent love.
But, isn’t love an emotion?
And, doesn’t intelligence require
Then, is unconditional love a blend
of intellect and emotion?
How unconditional love …
Do we love whom we do only when
their behaviour pleases us?
We choose to overlook imperfections.
What does that mean?
You answered your own question.
Choice requires decision-making,
and that requires intellect.
So, unconditional love does not
negate or excuse unlovable
behaviour, but chooses to love