Tag Archives: love

Daily Obstruction: Proof

21 Oct

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Proof

 

Marriage – the undeniable proof of man’s propensity for obstruction.

 

Daily Obstruction: Fragile! Don’t Touch!

27 Sep

 

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Fragile! Don’t Touch!

 

 

There’s that which protects the heart

and there’s that which imprisons it.

There’s that which opens the heart

and there’s that which abuses it.

Upon the heart

the most gentle caress can leave a scar.

Though the heart heals itself

It bears its bloody wounds forever.

 

Daily Obstruction: Difficult Communication

15 Sep

 

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Difficult Communication

 

Honesty is praised everywhere, but feared by all.

Daily Obstruction: Retreat & Return

30 Aug

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Retreat and Return

 

In this day and age – to a far greater extent than ever in human history – we must actively seek to cultivate the virtues of solitude, slowness, and contemplation as counter balances to distraction, speed, and inauthenticity.  Humanity’s crowning achievement – the virtual removal of boundaries in space and time, allowing for instantaneous communication and virtual as well as physical being-with-others and being-present-for-others – is now our greatest obstacle.  We cannot truly be with another or be present for another if we don’t know how to be alone or to be present without diversions.  Solitude is not the same as loneliness or feeling isolated or alienated.  Solitude is the salve for alienation from the self.  Only when you have repaired the rupture from yourself are you ready to return.

Daily Obstruction: Falling into a Pit

24 Aug

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Falling into a Pit

 

Some people lead with fear.  I lead with love – blindly.

Daily Obstruction: Misadventure

18 Aug

 

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Misadventure

 

“Nothing ventured, nothing gained,” the saying goes.  Sometimes the only thing gained is pain, disappointment, and bitter knowledge.

Daily Obstruction: Detritus & Desiderata

17 Aug

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Detritus & Desiderata

There will always be stuff we wish to abandon and there will be virtues to which we aspire – both in ourselves and in others.  Accepting both, loving the whole, is the challenge – the desiderata, you might say.