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An Ego Strategy to Avoid Surrender

On Mar 27, 2012 David Doane wrote:

 I very much like this reflection by Eckhart Tolle.  I think he is right on.  I think to feel romantically in love is a wonderful feeling to enjoy and hopefully is the foundation of an abiding love that as I grow becomes the surrender to the present that I think Tolle is talking about.  It is a surrender that I think involves detachment from trying to have or possess or control and embraces being true to my experience as I am with the other so that I and the other remain our independent true selves as we are together.  I think that's what Scripture refers to in advocating a love that sets us free.  I think that is what is meant by I love you not for who you are but for who I am when I am with you., ie, more myself.   A great man named Tom Malone said loosen the binds, tighten the bond.  That's love.  Finally, love is surrendering to and being  me as I am with another.  Love is  within me, and it's my choice as to whom I surrender to sharing that way of being with.   

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