Tag Archives: God

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

The Heart of Love: Who to Exclude & Why


. . For those of us who are truly trying to grow spiritually, the question of “who am I to love and how?”—and its inverse, “who am I not to love or not to give my attention and care to … Continue reading

Posted in 365daysofcourage.wordpress.com, Intimate Relationships, Kierkegaard, Love is a Choice, Love is a Commitment, Love is an Act of Will, Love is Not a Feeling, Luke 10:25-37, Matthew 25: 31-46, Matthew 25:40, Mature Love, Mental Health, Real Love, Self-Extension, Spiritual Growth, Thomas Merton, Truth, Waking Up, What is Love? | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Happy Birthday: Intimacy & the Birth of One’s (Deepest) Self


This is what intimacy is all about, in my opinion: it’s about having some real depth to oneself, continuing to develop your own depths, yet finding another who is also similarly and compatibly deep, and sharing your depth and exploring … Continue reading

Posted in "The God Who Loves You", C.S. Lewis, Carl Dennis, Conscience, Conscious Love, Courage, Death, Emotional Maturity, Immature Love, Intimacy, Intimate Relationships, Love is a Commitment, Love is a Decision, Love is an Act of Will, Mature Love, Mental Health, Real Love, Responsibility, Rilke, Sarah Ruhl, Self-Extension, Spiritual Growth, Waking Up, What is Love? | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

The Reason for the Season: “There’s Life without Love, but It’s Really Not Much of a Life”


Or “Get Busy Loving or Get Busy Dying” There is no neutrality in life: every moment of our lives is up for grabs, being claimed by Love and counter-claimed by fear.  Both options, both alternatives, are present in every moment … Continue reading

Posted in "Shadowlands", Bukowski, C.S. Lewis, Courage, David Whyte, Gurdjieff, Hazrat Inayat Khan, John 10:10, John 12:24, John 3:19-21, John 3:3, John 3:30, Ken Wilber, Kierkegaard, M. Scott Peck, Mature Love, Mental Health, P.C. Cast, Real Love, Spiritual Growth, The Road Less Traveled, Thomas Merton, Waking Up, What is Love? | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Love & Intimacy: Some Basic Definitions


Intimacy Intimacy means self-revelation.  In other words, intimacy requires self-revelation.  Which means if you think you are in an intimate relationship but you are hiding parts of yourself (whether due to immaturity, trust issues, psychopathology, or for fear of your … Continue reading

Posted in Conscience, Conscious Love, Courage, Dependency, Differentiation, Emotional Maturity, Gratitude, Immature Love, Intimate Relationships, Love, Love is Not a Feeling, Mature Love, Mental Health, Real Love, Responsibility, Schnarch, Self-Extension, Spiritual Growth, Thoreau, Waking Up, What is Love? | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment