how clouds hold us

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I think perhaps unconditional love is the Grail. It goes past God- a pretty big picture. Love, which is unconditional in marriage, is specific; it is focused. Unconditional love goes right through everything, and it’s a breakthrough in spiritual life. Do not look for it outside of yourself. The only place to look for it is inside. The key to the Grail is compassion, suffering with, feeling another’s sorrow as if it were your own. The question is, “Can I open myself to compassion?”   ~Joseph Campbell

we have only begun to learn about love…….here in the heart we find the mystery of the road toward the sun…..

inquiry for today~  look up at the clouds today to connect to the heart……leave the head behind for a few moments…..

how many layers of love?

The hope for unconditional love is the hope for a different life than the one we have been given. Love is the conversation between possible, searing disappointment and a profoundly imagined sense of arrival and fulfillment; how we shape that conversation is the touchstone of our ability to love in the real inhabited world. The true signature and perhaps even the miracle of human love is helplessness, and all the more miraculous because it is a helplessness which we wittingly or unwittingly choose; in our love of a child, a partner, a work, or a road we have to take against all the odds.

Unconditional love is the beautiful hoped for impossibility, and yet we could not fully understand the nature of our helplessness without looking through the lens of that hoped for perfection. The only path possible seems to be in giving ourselves unconditionally to the conditionality of each overwhelming, disturbing and rewarding guise of love.   ~David Whyte

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