Onward and upward from "sweet!"
Posted by John on 04/01/2007 18:08:46
In reply to Re: Your Back posted by Me2 on 03/30/2007 20:55:15
In certain moments, when the perceptible *feeling* of it is there, when
the music of it seems apparent . . . . . saying "I love you," can convey
several of the most basic and important healing messages that can mend us
suffering human Folks from what ails us in the ordinary human condition.
It can say: "I care." "I care enough to be with you here and now as it
And it may also say: "I realize that I can be wrong at times—my
projections and ego fantasies putting certain obvious realities into a
realm of shadows that I haven't become aware of and recognized yet. I
can recognize the places where I could have wounded you. I can feel
contrite with you, for this. It is empathy, voluntary and authentic."
"Despite the rationalizations that have come out of my thinking mind,
those usual excuses and justifications for what I've been doing, without
sensitivity in reflecting on others possible states of mind—I can see
through all that and understand that I can make mistakes that can be
painful in these companions' experience.
"I understand we are alike in these ways.
"So, I understand that you make mistakes, too. What of it? I say! Yes,
you sometimes rub me the wrong ways, too, and your stingers hurt, too! I
can see and feel that, and I can forgive you for that. Yet this
forgiving can only be entirely shared if you have realized there is
really something to be forgiven. So it is for all of us—in the
perspective of this approach.
"I love you, mistakes and all, by us both!" That's, at least,
technically speaking, the "I love you" of the awareness game.
And that's kind of a summary of the area I've been trying to coach about
during the last few weeks, and some finishing up words on "sweet" before
getting on to it's counterpart.
What would you say is the metaphysical counterpart of "sweet?" Would you
say that would logically be "sour." Well, I'm gonna study yet another
view, that didn't occur to me when I wrote that piece making such a big
issue out of "separate bedrooms." That's a maybe more non-dualistic
view,saying: "Not 'sweet' and 'not sour . . . just *so*."
I love you, All.