Only a feeling martin luther king love
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Only a feeling martin luther king love: If love were only a feeling he writes there would be no basis for the promise to love each other forever.
- 2022-06-09 01:21:44
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- We're going to go to a much less exciting topic at this point love you know but thank you choir that was just inspiring. And i'll wear dancing shoes the next time i know that's going to be redundant that was just wonderful. Lot of people think we we really make too much of love. Our culture makes much of love as a compelling fantasy or myth. But it does not make much of the art of loving. If we take our lead from. American culture love is shore. To fail. Major headline set the tone for young lovers. When britney spears husband. The first one for only a weekend. And the second one just long enough to make a family. And then with kids until mom and dad are on the go in separate directions. Music videos focus more on hips than lips as if love were only about chemistry and oblivious to commitments. You remember not too long ago justin timberlake and janet jackson. Acquainted love with violence and domination. Is the rip of address ignited the roar of a crowd on a now-infamous superbowl sunday. Well this year this year prince. Had the courtesy to expose himself behind an opaque screen. One wonders what either has to do with. True love or love of the game. And of course there's our politicians politicians and pundits few their truths out of a gin disingenuous love for god and country with the results of polarisation. Not unity. You know we hide behind our love of democracy while the rest of the world cries foul in the face of the new american fascism. We no longer love ourselves enough. To love our neighbors. Wherever and whenever power prevails. Love. Sales. Even though the culture. Would have us believe otherwise. To get beyond the distortion. Of love. To reach and embrace. The art of loving. We must first untangle some of the loose ends that lead. Two loves failure. When love fails it often does so because we confuse love. With loves look-alikes. The wannabes that mimic true love in an effort to have their way with us. The first. The first of these look-alikes is truth. Love will always fail when confused. With truth. Let's face it you will never. You will never be in love. Beloved are be able to love another person if you always tell the truth. In this case the truth will set you free. Completely free from any loving relationships that matter to you. Don't believe me i see you cynics out there don't believe me on the way home this morning tell your partner about the extra 10 towns that are bouncing around her waistline. Or tell him you know a faster route to get home. Or tell your children you sometimes wish they had never been born. Little too personal for me but go ahead tell your neighbor tell your neighbors that their house smells of cat litter after all. You were just speaking the truth in love aren't you. Sheetz. The the great cinematic story of my youth. Which was entitled appropriately love story. The movie we were not the most creative eggheads in the hen house back in the 1970s. This gave us a forgettable film. With an unforgettable axiom. Love means never having to say. You're sorry. And from that point on the self-help psychobabble has warned that such a stance would quickly lead to relationship breakup. To which i say. Phooey. People who go around whining their apologies all the time are often people who tell the truth too much. The art of loving places the well-being of another. Over and above one's own. Echoing the work of erich fromm. M scott peck. Define the art of loving i love this. As the will to extend oneself. For the purpose of nurturing one's own. Or another's spiritual. Spiritual. To me this implies that caring is foundational to love. If one cares enough. There are times when it is best to keep the truth to yourself. Especially when carrying and truth-telling are about to collide. Hear now the voice of one. Who has weathered the wilderness of love. To speak. Truth. With love. By sam wright. In my view from the top of the world there is an inherent conflict between truth and love. It is true that there ain't no sanity clause buddy love. I would not knowingly shatter a child's dreams. And that's the truth. Tree stands in silence across the lake. A jagged peak that thrust into a blue witch things of northern lights and sparkling snow. Because of love by. Bite my tongue a thousand times and do not say. That isn't true. And in the sin of silence lie and sheets. Speak the truth is shattered dreams. Truth stands bold and clean against the sky. And blue is true. Or is it only a rhyme like love from above. In love. I would be silent. In truth. I would speak. Another of love's lookalikes is romance. Love will always always fail when it is confused with. Romance by romance i mean romance as the dominant culture defines and depicts it. You know falling in love. Being swept off your feet. 10 things that you really click with someone in it they are sensing it to. It is uncontrollable. Undeniable you have no choice in the matter. Just happened. I can no longer. Count the times someone has sat across from me. And tried to justify the betrayal of a loved one by saying. I didn't mean to cheat on her and hurt her. But i was drawn to another arms like a moth to a flame. And then one thing led to another you know what that means one thing led to another. As if the cheater had no choice in the matter. Once again. Once again. The appropriate. Pastoral response is phooey. Going back for a moment to amscot peggy expounds on his definition of love by clarifying. Love is. As love does. Love is an act of will. Namely both in intention. And an action. We'll also implies choice. We do not have to love. We choose to love. He says. Since the choice must be made to love to nurture another's growth. Discounters the more widely accepted assumption that we love instinct schewels. I reject the null the whole notion the whole notion of falling in love. Ford confuses the heart and confounds the mind. By mixing fear. In fascination. And suspicion and doubt moving on and hesitation. All in the presence of something unavoidable. Yet not fully reliable. If you if you are confused by what you feel. Then it is difficult to choose love. It is so much easier to fall in love. Then you do not need to be responsible for your actions. And in his work the art of loving. Eric from repeat repeat talks about love as action. Action essentially an act of will. T-rex. To love somebody is not just a strong feeling. It is a decision. It is a judgment it is a promise. If love were only a feeling he writes there would be no basis for the promise to love each other forever. A feeling comes and it makeup. Despite these brilliant insights and wise counsel. That they offer most people remain reluctant to embrace the idea. That it is more genuine. More real. To think of choosing love. Rather than falling. And off they go from one embrace to another. Letting one thing lead to another. But never finding their way home. Hear now the voice of one. Who is whether the wilderness of love. Love at first sight. By which lava szymborska. They're both convinced that a sudden passion join them. Such certainty is beautiful. But uncertainty is more beautiful still. Since they've never met before. They're sure that there'd been nothing between them. But what's the word from the streets staircases hallways perhaps they've passed by each other a million times. I want to ask them if they don't remember a moment face-to-face and some revolving door. Asari muttered in a crowd. Wrong number caught in the receiver. But i know the answer. They don't. Remember. They'd be amazed to hear the chance i've been toying with them now for many years. Not quite ready yet to become there yesterday it push them close drove them apart it barred their path stifling a laugh and then leave the side. It works fine and signals even if they couldn't read them yet. Perhaps three years ago. Or just last tuesday of certainly fluttered from one shoulder to another. Something was rocked. And then picked up. Who knows maybe the ball and vanished into childhoods thicket. There were doorknobs and doorbells where one touch had covered another beforehand. Suitcases checked and standing side-by-side. One night perhaps the same dream grown hazy by morning. Every beginning is only a sequel after all. And the book of events. Is always open halfway through. Lowe's final look-alike for this session is. Sentimentality. Love will always fail when it is confused with sentimentality. Here excessiveness collides with emotion. And the result is often a diluted. Form of love a weekend and watery potion. The sentimental lover fully expect everything to work out. Then he'll be accepted just as he is. That she will finally be at peace with herself in the world. And that love. Conquers all. When it comes to love nothing could be further from the truth. Instead of being the path to bliss. Love exposes us to the blinding light of reality and shows us what we are made of. Instead of bestowing certainty love demands transformation. It changes us. We cannot love someone just the way they are. For love itself is such a strong catalyst for change. In other words. You cannot be in love and be. Yourself. The theologian thomas merton right. Love is in fact. An intensification of life. A completeness. A fullness. A wholeness of life. Life cruise. Curves upward to a peak of intensity. A hi-point of value and meaning. At which at which all its latent creative possibility. Go into action and the person transcends himself or herself in encounter. Response. End communion. With another. It is for that we came into the world he writes this communion and self-transcendence. We do not become fully human. Until we give ourselves to each other. In love. Mr. martin. Sure doesn't sound like a walk in the park to me. The art. The art of loving that is the will to extend oneself for the purpose of nurturing one's own or another's spiritual growth. Ensures that lovers are in touch with each other's core. Identity. Embarking on such a relationship is frightening precisely because there is no place to hide. We are known. All the ecstasy that we feel a merges as this love nurtures us and challenges us to grow and transform. Most of the time we think that love means accepting the other person just as they are. Who among us has not learned the hard way. That we cannot change someone. Mold them and make them into the ideal beloved. We might want them to be. But here is the key. Here is the key. When we commit to the art of loving. We are committed to being changed ourselves to being acted on. Buy the 11. Beloved. In a way that enables us to be more fully actualized. Again this commitment to change. Is chosen. It happens by mutual. Agreement. Again. And again in conversations the most common vision of love i hear is one that. Claire's it to be. Unconditional. Love is unconditional but to truly flourish requires ongoing commitment to constructive struggle. And change. Here now. The voice of one who has weathered. The wilderness of love. From an anti-war speech by. Martin luther king. Junior. When i speak of love i am not speaking of some sentimental and weak response. I am speaking of that force. Which all the great religions have seen as the supreme unifying principle of life. He says love is somehow the key that unlocks the door which leads to ultimate reality. This hindu muslim christian jewish buddhist belief. About ultimate reality. Is beautifully summed up in the first epistle of saint john. Love us let us love. One another. For love is. And everyone that loveth. Is born of god. And noah's god. Martin luther king. My friends love is as. Love. Does. To the glory of life.