Category Archives: Living the Questions

Don’t Wait!

Death—either an actual brush with it or slowing down in our daily lives enough to begin deeply and honestly contemplating it in a way that allows us to actually get a sense of what it will be like to know … Continue reading

Posted in Albert Schweitzer, Conscious Love, Death, Generosity, Gratitude, Intimate Relationships, Living the Questions, Love is Not a Feeling, Mature Love, Meister Eckhart, Mental Health, Spiritual Growth, Truth, Waking Up, What is Love? | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 9 Comments

“Listen to Me . . .” There Is Life without Love, but it’s Really Not Much of a Life . . .

“West Wind #2” – Mary Oliver You are young. So you know everything. You leap into the boat and begin rowing. But listen to me. Without fanfare, without embarrassment, without any doubt, I talk directly to your soul. Listen to … Continue reading

Posted in "Late Fragment", "West Wind #2", Living the Questions, Love, Mary Oliver, Raymond Carver | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

What is Real Intimacy?

Intimacy means self-disclosure and self-revelation. Put another way, it means transparency. It means tremendous openness, candidness, honesty. Our capacity for intimacy with another is determined by and limited by our level of intimacy (or openness and honesty) with ourselves. When … Continue reading

Posted in G. K. Chesterton, Intimacy, Intimate Relationships, Living the Questions, Mental Health, Real Love, Rilke, Theodore Roethke, Waking Up, What is Love? | Tagged , , , , , | 4 Comments