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The Work of Everyday

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I do not very often overtly write about LOVE.  When other bloggers ask me to write about LOVE I most often decline.  This is because LOVE and its astounding facets and angles is the basic core of why I believe we were put here on earth.   It is the work of everyday – every moment.  I love the diversity of each individual’s pursuit of this journey and the vast array of definitions.

Zeenat at Positive Provocations just shared this amazing group of blogger’s thoughts about Love.  I invite you to pause and read what has been said and shared.

We begin to understand our work on this earth by loving our own selves.  It is hoped that our parents had this lesson in tow and assisted us in our first feelings of love of self.  I am not naïve and know that this is not always the case, but have also learned that these sad circumstances can be remedied once an individual learns about the idea and work of LOVE.

I have found when we know better and understand we are a species that is capable to do better and may become response – enabled.

We have all these wonder full lessons along the way.  Lessons that provoke us to learn something new, explore, get distracted, hyper-focus, experience dissatisfaction, discover new emotions, test us and celebrate our very core values.  Sometimes we have to teach ourselves new strategies to accommodate the lessons learned or to accelerate those lessons to their conclusion.  I know that when I get stuck, I need to ask for help to get over the hurtles or rocky hard points.

I often get frustrated when my journey does not turn out to be the correct direction for me. I was just certain I was doing the right thing.  I usually find out I was not listening well enough and something else dazzled and bejeweled my path finding.  Time for a course correction.

There is nothing more amazing to me than the memory of having my newborn placed into my arms and the rush of loving spirit that came as I breathed this new person into me.  That experience was only so I would know what I needed to strive for in all the moments of my day – just a lesson in teaching me to recognize True Love.

Lust and sexual feelings are some of the greatest and worst lessons of living a loving life too.  I wonder if I will ever lust to dust?

Perfectionism is about control and is another life lesson that inhibits self love and loving every moment.   One is judging themselves on a scale that is only in the mind’s eye and the ego.  Only you can recognize your own perfect love.  You are your Soul Mate.

So my goal is to write every word with loving intention.  My meditation and prayer are always about opening to the loving expression of my day and tasks.  I believe that LOVE is what we came here for and it is our sole/solo purpose in life.

Writing this due to circumstances that happened on Valentine’s Day 2011, it caused me to ponder sharing these words and reminded me of this 1970’s song by Elton John.  I wish to share the song with you.

Love Song  ~ Elton John

The words I have to say
May well be simple but they’re true
Until you give your love
There’s nothing more that we can do

Love is the opening door
Love is what we came here for
No one could offer you more
Do you know what I mean
Have your eyes really seen

You say it’s very hard
To leave behind the life we knew
But there’s no other way
And now it’s really up to you
Love is the key we must turn
Truth is the flame we must burn
Freedom the lesson we must learn

Do you know what I mean
Have your eyes really seen
Love is the opening door
Love is what we came here for
No one could offer you more
Do you know what I mean
Have your eyes really seen…

Vocals: Elton John and Lesley Duncan
Acoustic guitar and backing vocals: Lesley Duncan

© 1969 Blue Seas Music, Inc./Jac Music Co., Inc,. ASCAP

I am looking forward to you amazing and appreciated ideas about this heartfelt sharing?  I want to know what you think and feel about the journey here on earth.

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20 Responses to “The Work of Everyday”

  1. Zeenat{Positive Provocations} Says:

    Dearest and Most loving Patricia,
    These words you write are so heartfelt…I can feel them right here where I sit. Thats the power of writing with love my dear….it holds no barriers, just creates amazing expansion within.
    I relive that moment I first held my little girl when she was born….there was so much love in that moment, and even today as I look at my little girl with all the love I feel for her, I still feel like am looking and Sunshine. Its amazing and overwhelming all at the same time. Thats what love is in our lives…its the sunshine that can reach even the minutest corners, all without even trying.
    Thank you for sharing such beauty from the heart. I look forward to reading more of your hearty words soon.
    So Much Love,
    Z~
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    Patricia Reply:

    I am so appreciative of your comments Zeenat and your loving post is well worth the read.

    Thank you for your hearty words.

    I just needed to say this

  2. Zeenat{Positive Provocations} Says:

    p.s. I totally missed mentioning how grateful I am for the loving mention/link luv in such a beautiful post. Thank You!!!

    Patricia Reply:

    Your post is wonderful and I hope this will get some more readers to discover your fine words. It was a pleasure to connect

  3. Hilary Says:

    Hi Patricia .. I meant to add to Zeenat’s post .. sadly I got engrossed in other things needing to be done – I feel better for doing them! So I’ll be over to read her post.

    Love is just so important in all aspects of life .. the healer, the giver, the lover, the sharer .. always there for us ..

    Thanks for this post .. and the Elton song .. just listened through .. beautiful .. enjoy the Spring walks with Zip … cheers Hilary
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    Patricia Reply:

    Thank you Hilary and sending loving wishes to you and your mum –

  4. Talon Says:

    Wise words, Patricia. Love is…well…its everything, really.
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    Patricia Reply:

    everything indeed

  5. vered | blogger for hire Says:

    “There is nothing more amazing to me than the memory of having my newborn placed into my arms and the rush of loving spirit that came as I breathed this new person into me. ” So true. What a profound experience – meeting one’s newborn for the first time.
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    Patricia Reply:

    Vered, it gave me a bench mark to work from in my daily living – it is a profound experience.

    I just watched a DVD called the Business of Being Born and one of the premises of the documentary is that when folks have a C-Section the bonding hormones are not released – if it is true this makes a profound revelation in understanding parenting relationships with so many folks choosing delivery dates because of their insurance and the convenience to schedules???? worrisome

    That lack of bonding with newborns who are adopted or institutionalized is related to lost of emotional and learning problems and one that adoptive parents are always trying to learn more about – interesting information to me..

  6. Sara Says:

    Patricia,

    This post really made me think. I like that!!! I also liked your approach about love, especially self-love, which we often feel is somehow selfish to express, but is it? I think its healthy to act as loving to yourself as you would to others. So, I really liked the word, “You are your Soul Mate.”

    Thanks for sharing these well written thoughts with us:~)
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    Patricia Reply:

    Sara,
    Thank you for your kind words and I am happy I made your think!!
    Love starts with the self…this is key I believe

    thank you for coming by and commenting. Always enjoy hearing from you and reading your great posts.

  7. Davina Haisell Says:

    Patricia,
    This is an absolutely beautiful post! It’s got heart written all over it. It’s like you’ve intently want to share a message but at the same time have surrendered to the message to just let it be expressed. How did this post write…? I suspect that it flowed for you. Well done. And many hugs and warmest thoughts to you.
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  8. Patricia Says:

    Davina, Thank you

  9. Arts Web Show Says:

    I know a lot of people often frown at the idea of self love, but i do hold it very important
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    Patricia Reply:

    I think it all begins there – self-love, and then it opens up the possibilities for other love

    Of course narcissism is when it can go to far…and conceit…I do not really think those are true self-love.

  10. Galen Pearl Says:

    “write every word with loving intention” That is so powerful. I want to write, speak, act, and think with loving intention. What if we all did that?!
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    Patricia Reply:

    Galen,
    That would be amazing to experience…over to read your post in a couple of minutes…

  11. Jannie Funster Says:

    You are living love, the proof in the love pudding of the words you write.

    A lust to dust? Probably not for me, but I AM enjoying my dish washing lately, now that I have my new dish drying rack making things so easy!

    A very nice post!

    xoxo

    Patricia Reply:

    Jannie I think I hate dusting – wow…got to work on that

    Thank you I appreciate your kind words