Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Love and Self Discovery

Does love lead to self discovery? How?

Both light and shadow are the dance of Love.
Love has no cause;
It is the astrolabe of God's secrets.
Lover and Loving are
inseparable and timeless.
Although I may try to describe Love
When I experience it I am speechless.
Although I may try to write about Love
I am rendered helpless;
My pen breaks and the paper slips away
At the ineffable place where
Lover, Loving and Loved are one.
Every moment is made glorious
By the light of Love.
-Rumi -----

What do YOU think?


Tomas Karkalas said...

Your title has caught my attention. Love is the key to the light mystery.
God's love illuminates our path and thus even the shadows reflect the light and breathe the love.
It would be fine to talk on that, but unfortunately, it's hard to answer anything to your "What do you think?", because all statements are too general- the post don’t remind an article, but looks like the proposal to us to write on the given theme ourselves. My answer is “you are welcomed to my blogs”
It would be fine to hear YOU. What was discovered by YOU? What's YOURS sharing?

Molly Brogan said...

OK, Tomas. I'll join the discussion. I feel that love is the expression of the God within us. Love is all there is. As such, I agree with you that even the shadows are an expression of love. Can love lead to self discovery? If we have the wisdom to see the sacred nature of every aspect of our experience, then yes. Our relationships are a reflection of our own inner nature. They are clues that guide the path to our unfolding. If we can actively hold the sacred space in our relationship, it can be the true expression of God within us, and the path to our salvation, resurrection, transcendence, ascension and all that is good. We hold this space by expressing total honesty, appreciation and psychological safety to others and ourselves. Thanks for asking, Tomas.

Daily Spirit said...

No. No. No.

The point of this blog, as I understand it, is for our writer (Molly) to act as an enzyme.

As such, she would simply suggest a subject.

Yes, love leads to self discovery. It does this in so many ways, in and of itself.

One way this happens is due to the illumination. Familiar objects are viewed in a different light. New objects are viewed as similar. And we are struck with/by the newness of it all.

We grow when we endeavor to love.

Tomas Karkalas said...

Love is like a flower. Nice, isn't it? However, how does our flower look like in the concrete? Is it the rose or marguerite? The dahlia or the wild-flower?
While reading the Bible, I have learned that love may be
1) Self love ( (the sex, the Eros)
2) the brotherly love (the national feelings)
3) Agape (the divine love)
The Love makes possible everything mentioned the above, but we get three quite different pictures. Just the love is nice word – the formless vision that depict nothing at all
Let’s remind a saying, we either love, or talk about the love. We must to choose. Have a look:

kab625 said...

I'd have to say that love means so many different things to each one of us. With time, we begin to see our own foibles through the reactions of those we love. In turn, if we really love, we become a better person..selfless, introspective and more caring. Love facilitates self discovery when we see the effect we have on others...positive or negative.

My Surfing Notes said...

If....eit..Hi to all,
Love is God.
I can not describe God vice versa love.
Nice poem, I thing.

Tomas Karkalas said...

Wow! Love and self discovery is the answer out of itself. Unfortunately, while browsing through the web I ... forgot our lovely meeting and the conversation that was started then. Could you excuse me for my so short memory?
Love is the most wonderful discovery and that's my current reality.
Let rapidly forthcoming Christmas day be the most Merry Christmas.
I wish you the best of the bests.