Love

holding hands

Request: I feel wonderful when I hold hands with someone.

exclusive love

Request: Defined as only loving your family or close friends, and maybe people who seem to have value to you. A way of being. All others are excluded and made into strangers. This seems instinctual, like a wolf perhaps, but many humans seem to do it.

doing creative work, as a spiritual practice

Priority request: writing, making art etc., with a spiritual intention.

"God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them"

Priority request. Genesis 1:27.

statement: loving others is no substitute for loving yourself

Loving others is heart-based, while loving yourself is thymus-based. As the heart dimension is nested within the thymus dimension, loving others serves the highest good only in the context of loving yourself. (The highest good includes you!)

statement: the intellect can never know Love

The intellect is fundamentally incapable of discerning the true nature of Love over 500.

rejecting romantic advances

Request: When somebody has good intentions, but your are not feeling it. Leaves a bad aftertaste.

"Baby I Love your Way" – Peter Frampton

Comment on YouTube: "This song, in my humble opinion, is quite possibly the finest moment the 70s ever produced."

statement: to love is to witness

Request: One of the flying fish from this morning's contemplation.

statement: everyone deserves Gods love

A heart orientation motivated by love.

level: having overcome defensiveness

Request: in overt and very subtle ways.

level: no longer experiencing grief when someone dies

Also calibrated: level at which one no longer feels grief about romantic relationships...

statement: there is only one orange kitty

Request: Said by Doc during a video lecture. At what level it is true? Do animals have individual souls or not? On one hand it is said that animals have group karma, on the other hand it is written in TvF that animals have individual variation in LoC.

the pure love of a woman

When emotional payoffs are surrendered and motivations purified.

love for animals

Request: Pets yes, but really all creatures big and small. This seems to be a unique kind of love because there are people who love animals yet don't love other people or themselves. Notably, Doc said he prayed for the animal kingdom every day.