Category Archives: Martin Luther King Jr.

How to Know If You Are REALLY Ready For a Real Relationship


How do you know if you are (or your partner is) really ready for a REAL relationship. Condition 1: You have strong feelings or a strong sense of attraction for another. You are infatuated with him or her. You are … Continue reading

Posted in Character, Commitment, Conscious Love, Critical Thinking, Martin Luther King Jr., Mature Love, Personal Growth, Perspective, Reactive, Real Love, Responsibility, Self-Awareness, Spiritual Growth, The Examined Life, Truth, Waking Up, What is Love? | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Martin Luther King on Love (and Loving the Enemy)


The meaning of love is not to be confused with some sentimental outpouring. Love is much deeper than emotional bosh. Jesus said, “Love your enemies.” We should be happy that he did not say, “Like your enemies.” It is almost … Continue reading

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Love & Our Two Selves


. This post was prompted in part by a post that was reblogged by Todd Loheny from MindBodyGreen.com titled “The Reason Love Dies (And How To Get It Back!)” by Shelly Bullard, MFT. This is not a direct response to her … Continue reading

Posted in "To Have or To Be?", Erich Fromm, M. Scott Peck, Martin Luther King Jr., Real Love, The Examined Life, The Road Less Traveled, Truth, Waking Up, What is Love? | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Positive Peace versus Negative Peace: A Few Quotes & Excerpts on How Real Peace and Understanding Might Actually Be Achieved


(or—How to Distinguish Those Who Really Are Trying to Promote True Peace from Those Who Are Merely Seeking Comfort, Escape, and the Appearance of Peace) . . Peace is a nebulous word, having at least *two* definitions. And the way … Continue reading

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“Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible” (The Dalai Lama)


. Be kind whenever possible, and it’s always possible. It’s pretty hard to argue with this—especially when you consider the source— . . . The Dalai Lama seems like a genuinely happy human being.  He seems to have reached a … Continue reading

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Feeding Your FOOL versus Feeding Your CONSCIENCE


. This post is in response to a post on another blog I read and follow–http://momastery.com/blog/2012/12/12/to-all-the-confounders/ . “I must learn to love the fool in me–the one who feels too much, talks too much, takes too many chances, wins sometimes … Continue reading

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Differentiation, Love, and Living with Integrity


. Many people appear to think that living with integrity means living in alignment with their feelings. That if they feel a certain way about someone or something, then “integrity” requires that they act in a way that is in … Continue reading

Posted in Differentiation, Emotional Maturity, Love is Not a Feeling, M. Scott Peck, Martin Luther King Jr., Mental Health, Proactivity, Reactive, Real Love, Spiritual Growth, Stephen Covey, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, The Road Less Traveled, Truth, Waking Up, What is Love? | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

“You’re the Same Today as You Will Be in Five Years—Except for Two Things” and “Thinking—or On The Virtues of Not Being Soft-Minded”


I posted on two of my other blogs today—please take a look at those posts and comment J Turret Arch seen through Window Arch at Sunrise, Arches NP, UT (my photo) You’re the Same Today as You Will Be in … Continue reading

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Why Real Love Is So Difficult & Rare


“We too often love things and use people when we should be using things and loving people.” “We have lost our sense of values: when your fence falls, you mend it; when your friendship fails, you run.” – Nathaniel Hawthorne … Continue reading

Posted in Conscience, Courage, Dependency, Differentiation, Emotional Maturity, Generosity, Love is Not a Feeling, Martin Luther King Jr., Mature Love, Mental Health, Real Love, Self-Extension, Spiritual Growth, Thomas Merton, Truth, Waking Up, What is Love? | Tagged , , , , , , , | 38 Comments

Love & Conscience: Some of my favorite Martin Luther King Jr quotes


 To actually genuinely love another person requires that we have a well-developed conscience.  Without a conscience we may feel affection for another, we may say we love another, but we will not actually treat another with love, respect, goodness, appreciation, … Continue reading

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