Posted by Ben Naga
To love from within
Is a million miles away
From love from without
Posted on January 17, 2015, in Senryu and tagged Desire, Love, Senryu, Spirituality. Bookmark the permalink. 14 Comments.
easier to do
what’s easier 🙂
Alone now desireless
After lengthy wanderings
Now finding great compassion
For those many folk who wander yet
Lost deep in personal painful labyrinths
Self-spun depths of relationship gone wrong
And praying their experiences and exploration
May gift them wisdom bringing them to safer haven
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light of day 🙂
Each and every. 🙂
And love from within can have incredible heart to it 🙂
Love in its fullness encloses all the personal and interpersonal ones. 🙂
Can you love without without loving within? Is not love fullness?
Ah yes, Tom, but … it is never too difficult to find any number of writers on WP, whether in prose or poetry, who are in pain and torment over a failed love entanglement. They cannot find the love they seek from the other person. And as for the history of literature …
Slow learners we, it seems.
Is fear blocking the pathway? Let love bypass the brambles and thorns, then enter in full form offering her Gift.
“Is fear blocking the pathway?” I always maintain that the opposite to love is fear not hatred, which is merely its offspring.
I agree. Love somehow has the power to create fear. It is the opening of who we are deep inside that frightens us if anyone should see the true us. We fear we will be more than just a little weird and then rejected.
Love = open.
Fear = close/retreat/hate.
Love/Fear = Yin/Yang = Wholeness/balance.
Reading this I was reminded of how I’ve recently made things more complicated than necessary. It’s easy to lose sight of what you truly love.
And even whom,
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"You should stop words and letters, and learn to withdraw and reflect on yourself. When you do so, your body and mind will naturally fall away, and your original Buddha nature will appear." - Dogen
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