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Liking Is for Cowards. Go for What Hurts.


On Jun 18, 2011 Edit Lak wrote:

 

Well, this passage charged me... 
And as I slowly read more - It became a tremendous piece of work and overwhelming at the same time...It’s fantastic, and so TRUE... 
 
Intelligence sits and Judges while it philosophises about the core and spirit of life,
Then, it labels pretty much everything it comes in contact with – That graffiti tag of life is very hard to wash off. That perceived sided mind-view that most of us tend to have been in at one stage or another in life, has over compensated from the true simplicity of true life and true SELF.
To master intelligence and simplicity as ‘one’ of one’s self-truth, or to open the spirit to that truth, love,
 honesty, growth, individuality, self questioning, worth-value and freedom, is to express a life’s’ journey, a progression and a personal development in each and every one’s ‘own’ life... How we do that is ‘maybe’ being brave enough to break the shackles of others past expectations..  Hmmm.. ?
 
I now know every-time I get angry, upset or just annoyed at someone or something, those silly little electric currents of self-emotions reminds me; I can just be as childish today, as, when I was a child...  
 
But in these years, those self-emotions acts like an alarm clock for me, reminding me to stop and look inside me first and really see whom I’m truly angry at or upset with, and I normally I find that 7 out of 10 irritations are actually from ‘me’ Then and only then can I really change the course of my action in this life, by self acknowledging my own actions and not blaming others...
 
But, But, But...   How do we find the freedom to love and show love in everything?  Is it that we have to find self -love and self-acceptance first, without using any other labels, other than just ‘love’, and from that love, to actually grow more love...   
So thanks for this share, I like knowing that ‘love can evolve love and freedom’...



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