Tuesday, December 05, 2017

higher love

Think about it, there must be a higher love
Down in the heart or hidden in the stars above

~ Higher Love, Steve Winwood
What does it take for humanity to reach higher? To leap up and touch the stars? Love. Love, by the way, is not an emotion. It is rare I quote authors. Today, I'll make that exception because Karla McLaren elucidates quite clearly what Love is not.

When an emotion is healthy, it arises only when it is needed, it shifts and changes in response to it environment, and it recedes willingly once it has addressed an issue. When love is healthy, it does none of these things. If emotions repeat themselves endlessly, or appear with the same exact intensity over and over again, then something's wrong. Yet real love is a steadfast promise that repeats itself endlessly through life and beyond death. Love does not increase or decrease in response to its environment, and it does not change with the changing winds. Love is not an emotion; it doesn't behave the way emotions do. Real love is in a category of its own.

The Language of Emotions by Karla McLaren, Ch 9 The Steadfast Promise: Why Love Is Not an Emotion, p 123

So.

This love is rock solid. It's going nowhere regardless of external conditions. Let that be enough today. Because Love is a current always there for you to ride along on. You just gotta dip your toes in the water.

The Everyday Tarot

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