Thursday, February 14, 2008

Love & Non-attachment

So, if you strive to practice non-attachment, where does love fit in? Isn't love attachment? I think love's as creatively complex as anything could possibly be. If you're a person of faith, you say God is love. If God's omnipotent, so is Love. Faith aside, no one can really deny the power it has. Obviously it's worth having, worth doing, worth living in. So is it wrong to be attached, if we can be attached?

I think, and I can be wrong, that attachment isn't necessary, because Love is in the present moment.

I use metaphors to visualize how things are, how things fit together. When I thought about Love, how would you visualize it in a more general way that'd apply to all love, I thought of a beautiful stream.

If you see a beautiful stream, or a river, you want to sit by it, maybe dip your feet into the water. You imagine you're attached to the stream, because you keep returning to it, loving it. Yet the stream is always different, it's never the same stream, one moment to the next. It is constantly in motion, something you cannot hold on to because it slips through you fingers.

Yet you can be there, enjoy it in the present moment exactly for what it is. That's pretty powerful, and special. Love is like that, I think. It's good to immerse yourself from time to time, maybe see where it takes you, if you'd like to float awhile.


Blogger keri marion said...

very nice. love is in the now.

February 28, 2008 at 10:11 PM  

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