Love continues

Reading astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson's "Astrophysics for People in a Hurry" this morning, and a few lines about quarks jumped out (quarks, I just learned, are the internal constituents of of neutrons and protons, which is to say, the teeeeny-tiny building blocks...

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Perhaps you are falling

Are you more afraid of being judged than you are willing to die? Can you just be willing to die? So much easier that way, lighter, for you, and for everyone involved, which is everyone. And by die I mean: be open. Attend to. Be with. Listen.  What are the consequences...

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Stop trying to change the world

Don't try to change the world, for God's sake. Trying to change the world is like slamming the door in the face of someone who just knocked, someone asking for food and water, asking for help, asking to be known and held. Try to understand the world, and maybe change...

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Let me be understanding

Listening to Nina Simone, I heard a prayer: "I'm just a soul who's intentions are good, Oh Lord, please don't let me be misunderstood." Let me not concern myself too much with being understood, or misunderstood, for that matter. Let me, instead, be understanding, of...

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What is hate?

Photo by Hannah Hate is not an action, not something you do. Hate is a natural result of choosing not to listen. What is listening? Find out. Make of yourself a trustworthy listener, and love will...

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Devotion is

Photo by Hannah Jacobson-Hardy Devotion is knowing what you serve, knowing who you serve, knowing that it’s not you, it’s us, and that if you are truly serving you, you are serving us, too. Devotion is keeping your eyes on the fire in the dark, no matter the hooting...

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Trust is rest

Photo by Hannah Jacobson-Hardy A friend of mine who is a nurse once told me, "There are two types of dementia patients: the happy ones and the scared ones." His observation points to a few worthy questions that bring us into a conversation about trust, a conversation...

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Who are you?

Who are you when there are no more questions, when you trust the I-don't-know more than any answer? Who are you when there is no conflict, no problem, no mystery in need of solving? Who are you when there is only mystery, unsolved, unsolvable, the solvent for the...

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