How much can we love ourselves today?

Love

How much can we love ourselves today?

How much unconditional love can we pour upon the nooks and crannies of suffering deep inside?

Can we tenderly gather the raped and violated cliffs of ourselves to heart?

Can we deeply hug the scars, the bleeding wounds, the confusion, the not-knowing, the frustration, the pain, the bruised, the tears, the suffering?

Can we forgive our own ignorance, our greed, our laziness, our addictions, our coldness, our striking out in anger?

How much can we love ourselves today? 

How much scented salve can we massage into our sadness, our depression, our frustration?

As thoughts arise–a hundred thoughts–a thousand thoughts–a million thoughts–can we see through the beliefs which limit our love?  Can we soften our heart into each rising thought and murmur, “Oh, yes, you too” in deep recognition that so many thoughts rise from a perception of lack…and as the lack arises see through its cage with infinite embracing love?

Can we see beneath the cages we’ve created as humans?  Can we see beneath our thoughts and beliefs that we are free, free, truly free?  That we are love, love, truly love?  Can we see the thoughts of lack and separation arise, blessing them with our love, watching them alight in the sky like fireflies illuminating for a second before dissolving into the infinite?

How much can we love ourselves today?  Is there anything within which cannot be forgiven, which cannot be embraced?

Do we find ourselves looking outward into the world with a soft open heart feeling only compassion?  The world reflected out there and the world in here somehow merge into the same wave of consciousness…no separation.  That the definition of “self” expands and expands and expands to include the entire world of teeming birdsong and oil spills and buzzing bees and every essence ever dreamed…

How much can we love ourselves today?  How deeply can we surrender to that place where seeds sprout from mud, where flowers blossom in spring’s amazing blessing?  As our hands open and close, open and close, can we glimpse the infinite benediction of nature’s grandeur no further away than our next breath?

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9 thoughts on “How much can we love ourselves today?

  1. Stunningly beautiful, touched and inspired me to my core. Makes me want to crawl inside myself, seek out, love and heal those nooks and crannies. Thank you!

  2. Exquisite Writing Kath! Beautiful Post. I Loved this part especially….

    “Can we see beneath the cages we’ve created as humans? Can we see beneath our thoughts and beliefs that we are free, free, truly free? That we are love, love, truly love? Can we see the thoughts of lack and separation arise, blessing them with our love, watching them alight in the sky like fireflies illuminating for a second before dissolving into the infinite?”

    We are love,
    We are lived as love,
    No exceptions
    All parts
    even the dark ones.

    It all arises,
    disappears,
    and arises again.
    Anything can happen,
    Anything can appear.

    It is all allowed,
    and yet in the eternal now
    never seemingly happened
    except as a memory,
    a dream.

    Unpredictable,
    No control,
    Unknown,
    The mystery.

    Giving up future results,
    and needs,
    to love now
    in authentic intimacy.
    All of us,
    naked and exposed…

    The One Will.
    The Only Will.
    The
    Greatest
    Humility!

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  4. Dear friends, thanking you all! Wishing that all of us can love ourselves a little more each day…there is no end to the love that we are, if we but realize it. (And that includes me realizing it too!) Blessings to all of you.

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