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Saturday, March 03, 2007

Love Fearlessly



Love Fearlessly
~ by Kidest Mengistu ~
Daily OM Inspirations

Our problem seems to be that we conceptualize love and over think it rather than just allowing ourselves to feel it. You can't rationalize a feeling. You just feel it. There's no "maybe it's love" because love just is. There's nothing half-ass about it and the part that questions it isn't the part that knows what love is. I don't believe the mind will ever come to truly understand what Love is, what that feeling is. Even the four letter word doesn't do the feeling any justice.

Often enough, fear takes over when we have that inner recognition and connection with someone, that we end up tap dancing all over ourselves rather than leaping into something our heart recognizes before our eyes come to see it. Maybe that's half the fun of the human experience. Maybe the pay off for our self-inflicted mental strife are the feelings that we get from resisting the very thing that lives in our heart. Maybe we like the spiraling and gasping that come when our mind steps in and tries to make sense of what we're feeling.


Is the self-torment what makes love what it is in this world? Is the appeal the maddening dance between two love-struck individuals who spiral in and out of their own mind-created stories? Is that what we're after? Can a human being experience love in its trueness without the interference of the intellect? Are we capable of just loving?

The truth remains that Love has no past and no future. Love is this moment and whatever this moment gives to you. If it happens to be another then you delve right in without mental turmoil as to what came before or what will come after. Just be in the moment. Forget about time, history, and forever. Just be here. Love here.


The only thing that keeps us from leaping into love and experiencing the whole of it is fear. But this fear comes disguised in many forms. It comes in the forms of questions. It comes in the form of future worry as in "where will this lead to." The concern over outcomes, of what could happen in the future, means you miss this moment. It comes in the form of wanting to "understand" what this is, before we commit or decide. It comes in the form of hesitation. It comes in the form of many things that amount to nothing more than mental activity. Fear is what leads us to say "I don't know what this is" after being lit at the core of ourselves by the mere presence of someone. And to the self that accepts that thought, I yell LIAR, and point my finger while I do so.

Yes, you do know what it is. That instant in which your heart lit up is the spark that ignites when two souls connect – that was you falling in love. And this falling in love my friend is you feeling the chord that connects you to this person. It is your true connection and it is a feeling like no other. You don't have to call it anything but you need not deny its existence either. And if it's in front of you, it's there for a reason. Every connection has a reason, whether a lesson or other, and it is the kind of reason that you cannot reason.



The wise heart is the one that recognizes what it is face to face with. And it's this same wise heart that tells you that I'm not talking about lust here. The mind is useful in love only in as far as it balances the irrationalities in all of us, only when it helps us to discriminate between the choices before us. But wisdom doesn't deny feeling.

Love here.
Allow yourself to Love in the fullness of this moment and no where else.
Love in this moment as if this moment is all there is.
Because in truth this is the only moment you can.
Love as you so choose.
Love Here.
Love fearlessly.



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We, my man and I, are doing some big, deep, fierce, fearless loving in our Here.
I really love this OM Inspiration, it means so much to me.

9 comments:

sophie n said...

i love these pictures!

Fusion said...

Wow, that's awesome Fiona. I'm copying it to my hard drive to keep. Thanks for post it!

Matt Kohai said...

I agree, very nice thoughts there. Thanks.

oblivion said...

That was wonderful. Thank you so much for sharing that.

Ob

Sunny Delight said...

Fi, I don't know how I missed this one, they arrive in my inbox daily (btw, thank you for pointing me in that direction).


This entire article resonates so deeply within me, every statement circling through my brain.

"I don't believe the mind will ever come to truly understand what Love is, what that feeling is. Even the four letter word doesn't do the feeling any justice."

Are we truly capable of letting our past fears and wounds not have control? "The truth remains that Love has no past and no future. Love is this moment and whatever this moment gives to you. If it happens to be another then you delve right in without mental turmoil as to what came before or what will come after. Just be in the moment. Forget about time, history, and forever. Just be here. Love here."

I could keep picking out quotes from it, and I would indeed be citing the entire article here in the comments.......I need to "remember" now, here, this moment.

Thank you my friend.

Hugs!

Steve said...

Love is NOW,
always NOW...
eternally NOW.

Love NOW,
with your wholehearted attention;
and NOW will last forever and a day...


A very, very wonderful OM there, Fi!

Fiona said...

Sophie - hiya! I get them from www.inmagine.com and all you have to do is register with an email address and a password!!

Fusion - it is one of the most deeply touching of the OM's I've read and it did SOOOOO resonate with me :)

Matt & Oblivion - I always like to share these discoveries, so glad you enjoyed it :)

Sunny - honey you didn't miss it, I was in their archives the other day and found it...or it found me :) And yes, now, here, in this moment. Love Here.

Steve - I believe that if you love in the NOW, always in the NOW, it will last for eternity. And I believe I can love like this :) Actually I believe I've been waiting my whole life to love like this :):)

freebird said...

Wonderful stuff! I recognise that fear though, Fi. Fear of losing control, fear of being hurt, it's why some people don't dare to give in and allow themselves to love 'here and now'.
Love the pictures - beautiful!

Fiona said...

I've lived through that fear, too, FB. That fear has dictated too many of my years.

This time, I'm living and loving fearlessly. Not holding back any more. Giving all I have and it's a wonderful feeling :)

Thank you re the pictures, there were SO MANY beautiful ones to choose from, it was very hard!

 

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