Week Two - - - Day Fourteen
Be keen on living life, loving life
Be open to Life loving you
and . . . ( you guessed it . . . ) NOW
Let’s get weird.
God is Life.
Life is a miracle.
We are all given this gift.
In the Bible, which is some truth and a fair amount of hooey, there is a nice phrase or two:
The Great commandments:
Love God with all your heart, mind and Soul.
And . . .
Love your neighbor as yourself.
Transformed and deepened
Love Life with all your heart, mind and Soul
Love your neighbor, no matter what a jerk they are
Love yourself, no matter what a jerk you are
And in the Bible, and they are very big on this in the Christian part, but the old Testament too:
God loves you.
Life loves you.
So here’s the work today.
Here’s the work for the rest of your life:
If it’s raining, love the rain.
If it’s cold/ hot/ perfect, love that.
If your spouse is wonderful today/ this hour, love that.
If your spouse is less than perfect/ awful today or this hour, love them anyway.
The work of Byron Katie is tomorrow.
It’s all about noticing the difference between when you demand that Reality be the way you want Reality (the small you, the conditioned you wants it. Actually, to put it bluntly: the selfish you)
What happens to your heart, mind and soul when you give up the “should” or “shouldn’t” about the other person, or whatever Reality you are demanding be different.
It’s letting go for the selfish sake, of being free of suffering.
This is a good selfishness.
We’ll go through the 4 questions.
We’ve already gone through the Turn Around.
Love Life with all your heart, mind and soul
BE ON THE LOOKOUT/ FEEL-OUT FOR LIFE LOVING YOU.
ESPECIALLY OTHER PEOPLE LOVING YOU.
Not all of them.
But a few here or there.
And so, what is the work/ game/ exercise today?
It’s the end of week two.
Time for a review.
And something delightful to do.
Touch and talk and walk up to love and now together Exercise/ Game:
Set aside 18 minutes.
Take 3 minute turns.
Take 3 minute turns tasing of one or all of these five topics:
Go slowly. No interrupting. No commenting on what the other said. Plenty of gratitude and appreciation and love and like for the other person, if you want. Plenty of we goals, as well as personal goals. Just no, my goal is that you stop being so crappy kind of criticism very thinly veiled.
A gift to you.
The present of being present.
Concentrating on touch and love and now.
Enjoy your day.