Primitive religion is not believed, it is danced!

Arthur Darby Nock

Earth's crammed with heaven,
And every common bush afire with God;
And only he who sees takes off his shoes;
The rest sit round it and pluck blackberries.

Elizabeth Browning

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Where O Where Is Love?

You can never love another person unless you are equally involved in the beautiful but difficult spiritual work of learning to love yourself.  There is within each of us, at the soul level, an enriching fountain of love.  In other words, you do not have to go outside yourself to know what love is.  This is not selfishness, and it is not narcissism, they are negative obsessions with the need to be loved.  Rather this is the wellspring of love within the heart.
                                                                                John O’Donohue, Anam Cara, p.26

where, O where is love?

Is it out there, somewhere?

Is there a soul mate, waiting to complete us?

Or is love to be found
first, within
is it to be found
at the center of who we are?

love is the language of the soul
it is the antidote to nothingness

there is a wellspring of love within us
we need to awaken it
we need to create space in our souls

so that the nourishing stream
of Sacred Love
Sacred Presence

might flow
through the arid earth
of our

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