Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Learning what love is
Linda McCullough Moore, "That's a Fact" in This Road Will Take Us Closer To The Moon.
The straw that broke the camel's back is down the road. It will only be a matter of time before it lands on your back. People will say you are over reacting, the object of your complaint trivial, only a little thing. You are silly to let such a trifle upset you so. But they have no idea. They haven't really been listening, and even if they did so what? They couldn't or wouldn't do anything about it anyway.
What has been going on has been unsaid. It is absent but implicit. And yet without the ears to hear, who hears, and without the eyes to see, who sees, and without the mind to think and understand, who really thinks and understands? Fear clouds the hearing, the vision, the understanding.
It takes awhile to get to the edge, and gratitude for life's gifts is absent having been ground down to believe one is not worthy. The only redemption is in forgiveness and generosity, then comes gratitude, but when one is on the edge a significant act is imminent whether it be death and mayhem or finally letting the cat out of the bag, calling a spade a spade, and taking the bull by the horns. Which will it be? No matter, cause afterwards, life will not be the same.
If a person knew that he/she had inherent worth and dignity, and even more importantly knew that other people who knew them, knew and thought that too, then things will go better, but without this knowledge, tragedy is more likely.
True religion is for those who know that every person has inherent worth and dignity and they not only bring people back from the edge, but provide hope and support in learning what Love is, taking life to a whole new level.