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vertical line Posted on Feb.06.2007 @ 06:18PM EDT by yogaisfun

what is this thing we call love.


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Reply from boymonk
Feb.06.2007
07:40PM EDT 
vertical line I don't know but love love threads.  :) hi
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Reply from dewdrop
Feb.06.2007
11:30PM EDT 
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If you have to ask, you do not know.

If you know, you have no words.

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Reply from ______
Feb.07.2007
04:53AM EDT 
vertical line Obscured by I-thought.
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Reply from poor monk
Feb.09.2007
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Reply from lehish
Feb.14.2007
02:10PM EDT 
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"what is this thing we call love."

Drink from this heart now,
for all this loving it contains.
When you look for it again,
it will be dancing in the wind.

Shaikh Abu Saeed Abil Kheir

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Reply from Master Zen
Feb.14.2007
08:47PM EDT 
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vertical line love emanates from consciousness
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Reply from 77 zen ror
Feb.14.2007
08:54PM EDT 
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vertical line Quote: "love emanates from consciousness "
......... LOVE is in all are hearts. You find it you know your ture self.
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Feb.14.2007
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vertical line Quote: "Quote: "love emanates from consciousness "
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......... MY the love you seek. find the way to you heart.
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Reply from ______
Feb.15.2007
05:33AM EDT 
vertical line Love is merging in the Beloved. This is freedom.
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Reply from shayne
Feb.15.2007
07:28PM EDT 
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vertical line fondness for another living being. i dont know if love emanates from conciousness as much as its a feeling that emanates from the self.
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Feb.15.2007
09:09PM EDT 
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vertical line Quote: "fondness for another living being. i dont know if love emanates from conciousness as much as its a feeling that emanates from the self."
......... LOVE IS ONLY A HEART BEAT A WAY
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Reply from -----0
Feb.16.2007
09:01AM EDT 
vertical line explaining love kills it
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Reply from Woodsman
Feb.16.2007
01:22PM EDT 
vertical line If it dies, it ain't It.
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Reply from ZenTurtle
Feb.16.2007
06:12PM EDT 
vertical line This is a blog entry made a long time ago titled "What is Love?"

http://shortys-shell.spaces.live.com/blog/cns!FC387C10B15EA7DA!1218.entry
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Reply from whatzen
Feb.16.2007
07:16PM EDT 
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vertical line Until we know ourselves to be the supreme attraction/attractor or the movement of Love, any other love from a segregated experience pales in comparison.
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Reply from ZenTurtle
Feb.16.2007
08:03PM EDT 
vertical line "Until we know ourselves to be the supreme attraction/attractor or the movement of Love, any other love from a segregated experience pales in comparison."


That goes for all of the basic human experiences.
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Reply from Norwolf
Feb.18.2007
12:26PM EDT 
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Could love possibly be only a bio-chemical reaction in the brain?  To help mammals reproduce?

But then, what about love for one's grandmother, or pet horse?

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Reply from ______
Feb.18.2007
12:33PM EDT 
vertical line What about it?
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Feb.18.2007
01:12PM EDT 
vertical line Did you hear about the guy who was so upset that girlfriends would walk out on him after only a few weeks, time after time, that he devised this strategy? Well, first, he thought, choose a non-smoker, then while she slept, he would stick 7 or 8 very strong nicotine patches on each of her arms, he thought. Then before she woke, he would carefully remove them. He would do this every night for a few weeks, until the day would surely come when she would leave him. A day later, she would experience this incredibly strong craving for something which she would think was a deep and true love for him and return. Can't fail, he thought.
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Reply from ZenTurtle
Feb.18.2007
11:22PM EDT 
vertical line You might as well face it;
you're addicted to love.
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Reply from ______
Feb.20.2007
06:11AM EDT 
vertical line "Bio-chemical reactions in the brain...to help mammals reproduce" is not Love, but sexual attraction.

Obviously the joke is about a misconception of what love is. Selfless love doesn't look for any reward or a desire to possess. In order to enjoy life the joke-protagonist needs to be detached. This doesn't mean he has to be indifferent or uninterested, it means he needs to be unpossessive. Life is a gift for which he can be grateful, not a property to cling to. To be non-possessive is to be free in a detached life in which he would be able to offer thanks and praise.
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Reply from Lynnoh
Feb.20.2007
12:13PM EDT 
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Quote: ""Bio-chemical reactions in the brain...to help mammals reproduce" is not Love, but sexual attraction.

Obviously the joke is about a misconception of what love is. Selfless love doesn't look for any reward or a desire to possess. In order to enjoy life the joke-protagonist needs to be detached. This doesn't mean he has to be indifferent or uninterested, it means he needs to be unpossessive. Life is a gift for which he can be grateful, not a property to cling to. To be non-possessive is to be free in a detached life in which he would be able to offer thanks and praise.
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the nitro patches I place every morning on my skin  are now burning it...so today I have one patch but two red patch marks........just came to mind is all

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Feb.20.2007
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Reply from Woodsman
Feb.20.2007
02:54PM EDT 
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Feb.20.2007
03:54PM EDT 
vertical line From each, Love demands a mystic silence.
What do all seek so earnestly? Tis Love.
Love is the subject of their inmost thoughts,
In Love no longer "Thou" and "I" exist,
For self has passed away in the Beloved.
Now will I draw aside the veil from Love,
And in the temple of mine inmost soul
Behold the Friend, Incomparable Love.
He who would know the secret of both worlds
Will find that the secret of them both is Love.

~Farid al-Din 'Attar~
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Reply from yogaisfun
Feb.23.2007
02:42PM EDT 
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hmmm

its really hard to describe it.."love"

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Reply from Lynnoh
Feb.23.2007
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Reply from yogaisfun
Feb.23.2007
08:39PM EDT 
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any one actually In love?

whatever that means exactly...

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Reply from Woodsman
Feb.23.2007
08:55PM EDT 
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Reply from amylim
Feb.23.2007
09:59PM EDT 
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Love Offers Void Emptiness

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Reply from yogaisfun
Feb.27.2007
02:28PM EDT 
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Love Offers Void Emptiness

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thats depressing. but true.

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Feb.27.2007
02:43PM EDT 
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Feb.27.2007
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Love Offers Void Emptiness

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nope...don't get it

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Reply from Lynnoh
Feb.27.2007
03:00PM EDT 
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what?

you got a thing called love?

I only got this thing...

oh, and of cousre tha thing over there....

and some of those things...

but not any of them things...

maybe I got a love thing...

let me see.... where'd I put it.......?

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Reply from lehish
Feb.27.2007
05:00PM EDT 
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Reply from 77 zen ror
Feb.27.2007
10:07PM EDT 
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my the love be with you. Rember it all a thought

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Reply from lehish
Feb.28.2007
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yes

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Feb.28.2007
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Quote: "maybe sh ?"
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was gonna write "yes" but you got it anyways

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Reply from 77 zen ror
Feb.28.2007
09:08PM EDT 
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Hows the love going all, how ru all doing RORY

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Reply from boymonk
Mar.01.2007
02:57AM EDT 
vertical line Did I mention that I love love threads!
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Mar.01.2007
06:09AM EDT 
vertical line Love thread
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Mar.01.2007
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vertical line dig these threads man.... what you wearin' ?
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Mar.01.2007
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Reply from Yagita
Mar.01.2007
07:12PM EDT 
vertical line We live, we are loved, we are in love, we love - and then we die.
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Reply from ______
Mar.01.2007
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vertical line I has to die in order to, and before there is, Love. That's Love Time, the time Love loves.
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Mar.01.2007
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vertical line What time is Love? After and when, and not before I dies.
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Reply from boymonk
Mar.01.2007
09:09PM EDT 
vertical line It don't matter where you go.

It don't matter what you do.

Cuz sumems always after U...
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Reply from 77 zen ror
Mar.01.2007
10:35PM EDT 
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In the end love neaver failes. like a breath of air it to bearth on.

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Reply from yogaisfun
Mar.02.2007
03:54PM EDT 
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Mar.02.2007
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Mar.02.2007
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vertical line To be me, or not to be you, love has no questions of such dreams.
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Reply from 77 zen ror
Mar.03.2007
12:40AM EDT 
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vertical line Well DONE BORTHERS AND SISTERS
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Mar.03.2007
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Quote: "Well DONE BORTHERS AND SISTERS"
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What is a "Borthers"?

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Mar.03.2007
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Mar.03.2007
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Mar.03.2007
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Mar.03.2007
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What is the opposite of LOVE?

LOVE

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Reply from yogaisfun
Mar.03.2007
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isnt the opposite of love

HATE?

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Mar.03.2007
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vertical line Love has no opposite. Ignorant I-thought obscures Love, no thing can oppose Love.
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Mar.03.2007
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vertical line Love is seeing all things for the first. How is every one.
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Mar.03.2007
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Mar.03.2007
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vertical line All ways in love, exist.
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Mar.04.2007
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Mar.04.2007
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Mar.06.2007
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Mar.07.2007
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vertical line The greatest love you will every find in life is the love for your self
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Mar.07.2007
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vertical line   _Other self_
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_Communion_
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Mar.08.2007
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vertical line My LOVE be the frist thing you think of when you wake up out of bed in the morring.
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Mar.09.2007
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Mar.10.2007
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Mar.10.2007
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Mar.10.2007
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Mar.10.2007
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My the love you put down on this email live on in all of us.

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Mar.11.2007
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Love

When you boil it all down there really is nothing else

Its th juice Baby

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Mar.11.2007
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 brightness 

 night

 glowing

 mysterying face

 music lips sight

 snging

 without trace

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night

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music lips sight

singing
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Mar.11.2007
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vertical line lehish :)
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Mar.11.2007
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Quote: "My LOVE be the frist thing you think of when you wake up out of bed in the morring."
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how did you come up with this?

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Mar.11.2007
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Quote: "lehish :)"
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why you write this? is just for her?

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Quote: "thought-forms"
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Quote: "what structures?"
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if you ask what structures then you know what structures

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is that so?

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Quote: "this is where I generally run around the place ............ going AUGH !"
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(((hello)))

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Mar.17.2007
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Mar.17.2007
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Jan.13.2009
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Reply from ______
Jan.13.2009
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Jan.14.2009
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Reply from 9999999
Jan.14.2009
04:38PM EDT 
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Some call it love
Some call it luck
What would you call it?
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Jan.14.2009
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Reply from immortal 1
Jan.15.2009
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Quote: ""Bio-chemical reactions in the brain...to help mammals reproduce" is not Love, but sexual attraction.

Obviously the joke is about a misconception of what love is. Selfless love doesn't look for any reward or a desire to possess. In order to enjoy life the joke-protagonist needs to be detached. This doesn't mean he has to be indifferent or uninterested, it means he needs to be unpossessive. Life is a gift for which he can be grateful, not a property to cling to. To be non-possessive is to be free in a detached life in which he would be able to offer thanks and praise.
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I like the joke.

And the idea that love is a manifestation of sexual attraction is right off the pages of my old Psych 101 textbook.

Love, to me, is a plane of existence, which could well be called Merging with the Beloved, and which I have visited in meditation. 

I was quite willing to die to stay there, and tried as hard as I could, but the request was denied, so to speak.  Good thing too, because it is only one facet of The One, and I had much more to see.  Probably still do.

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Reply from Rebecca
Jan.16.2009
03:15AM EDT 
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Reply from Rebecca
Jan.16.2009
03:26AM EDT 
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My daugher has recently had her first boyfriend. He says he loves her. Hmmmmm

And Im exploring love in the moment. (Single mom) to let go ..of that moment......and keep going......

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