Friday, June 15, 2012

Love Law #8

'If we could only love enough, we could be the most powerful people in the world,' said Emmett Fox... If Love is not present, go no further until you bring it in.
                               Cynthia F. Davidson from Wisdom Wheel Love card 
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Are you feeling the Love these days, or not? Are you able to offer your Love unconditionally? I struggle with feelings of powerlessness when loving no matter whatIt helps to have the Faith (of the last Law) when facing the massive needs for Love in this world where punishment, condemnation, violence and war are so popular. 

Some days you can feel like a real fool for believing that Love cures all, yet when I'm in Balance, with enough Awareness, of Higher Self (in others too), within the framework of Right Relationship, with Cause & Effect and Process in mind and heart (those preceding seven Laws), things certainly look different and more lovely. 

So for the next ten days, I'm going to make Love my watch word and see what happens. Join me, and bring up the subject of Love with friends, co-workers and family members. See whether the belief in it, as a Law of the Universe, outweighs the cynicism. Explore Love of the mind, of the emotional type, the physical and spiritual sorts as well.

Write Love in a few places where you'll see the word often enough to put it into practice, despite your resistance, for that's when it most needs to be offered. Let your understanding of Love evolve, especially your ability to accept it. Share your discoveries in this blog.  Here's some of what others have experienced about thLaw of Love in action. 

Whether humanity will consciously follow the law of love, I do not know. But that need not disturb me. The law will work just as the law of gravitation works, whether we accept it or not. The person who discovered the law of love was a far greater scientist than any of our modern scientists. Only our explorations have not gone far enough and so it is not possible for everyone to see all its workings.
Mahatma Gandhi

The Greeks defined four kinds of Love:
FILIA is the love within the family
EROS is romantic, sexual and sensual love
STORGE is the love of faithfulness, for ‘better or worse’
AGAPE is love without prejudice or boundary, unearned & freely given.
Kathleen Hurley & Theodore Dobson in My Best Self

Love is the only sane and satisfactory answer to the problem of human existence.
Erich Fromm

Infantile love follows the principle: "I love because I am loved."
Mature love follows the principle: "I am loved because I love."
Immature love says: "I love you because I need you."
Mature love says: "I need you because I love you."
Erich Fromm

To love is to admire with the heart; to admire is to love with the mind.
Theophile Gautier

Free love? As if love is anything but free! Man has bought brains, but all the millions in the world have failed to buy love. Man has subdued bodies, but all the power on earth has been unable to subdue love. Man has conquered whole nations, but all his armies could not conquer love. Man has chained and fettered the spirit, but he has been utterly helpless before love. High on a throne, with all the splendor and pomp his gold can command, man is yet poor and desolate, if love passes him by. And if it stays, the poorest hovel is radiant with warmth, with life and color. Thus love has the magic power to make of a beggar a king. Yes, love is free; it can dwell in no other atmosphere.
Emma Goldman

Why love if losing hurts so much? We love to know that we are not alone.
C.S. Lewis

Love never dies a natural death. It dies because we don't know how to replenish its source. It dies of blindness and errors and betrayals. It dies of illness and wounds; it dies of weariness, of witherings, of tarnishings.
Anais Nin

Some people mistake being loving for being a sap. Quite the contrary, the most loving people are often the most fierce and the most acutely armed for battle… for they care about preserving and protecting poetry, symphonic song, ideas, the elements, creatures, inventions, hopes and dreams, dances and holiness… those goodly endeavors that cannot be allowed to perish from this earth, else humanity itself would perish…
Clarissa Pinkola Estes in The Dangerous Old Woman

The wise want love; and those who love want wisdom.
Percy Bysshe Shelley English romantic poet

If you have love in your life it can make up for a great many things you lack. If you don't have it, no matter what else there is, it's not enough.
Ann Landers

Who would give a law to lovers?  Love is unto itself a higher law. 
Boethius, The Consolation of Philosophy, A.D. 524

There is a law that man should love his neighbor as himself. In a few hundred years it should be as natural to mankind as breathing or the upright gait, but if he does not learn it, he must perish.
Alfred Adler

If there is love, there is hope, to have real families, real brotherhood, real equanimity, real peace. If the love within your mind is lost, if you continue to see other beings as enemies, then no matter how much knowledge or education you have, no matter how much material progress is made, only suffering and confusion will ensue…
to abuse or mistreat each other is futile. The foundation of all spiritual practice is love.
His Holiness the Dalai Lama

The law of Love is one of the seven laws…  it is the home of our desires, and the origin of the feelings which we call personal love. In its lowest form, Love shows itself as animal passion. In the highest form it manifests as pure Love. We are unfailingly responsible to act with Love in every thought, word, deed, intent, motive and action.
Margo Kirtikar PhD., in Flowing with Universal Laws

         In ten days I'll post the 9th Law, of Right Action, so stay tuned.

1 comment:

  1. Saw this for those interested in exploring the Law of Love via video.