Tuesday Tuneup 42

Q. Where would you like to be?

A. In a more loving place.

Q. Why did I not expect you to say that?

A. Because I don’t usually say things like that.

Q. Why did you say that this morning?

A. Because it strikes me that I have been hateful.

Q. Hateful toward whom?

A. Isn’t it obvious?  Read my blog.

Q. What makes you think I know how to read?

A. Never mind.

Q. Are you hateful toward an ex-lover?

A. No.

Q. Are you hateful toward a family member?

A. No.

Q. Are you hateful toward an authority figure?  A pastor?  A counselor?  A police officer?

A. No.

Q. Who then?  Who?

A. When it comes down to it, to be honest with you, I’m hateful toward people who do the very same things that I do myself, that I happen to hate, when I do them.

Q. Are you suggesting that you hate yourself?

A. Apparently so.   At times, anyway, this appears to be the case — if you say so.   ;)

Q. Then how can you come to love yourself?

A. That depends on the answer to a certain question.  I would like to ask this question of you, and of all my readers.   Please feel free to answer, as best you can.

Q. What is the question?

The Questioner is silent.  

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  1. Perhaps love is that thing that doesn’t have to be defined or labeled or known to be known. The cosmic riddle. Like trying to catch light with light.

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    1. A.P. says:

      Beautiful. :)

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  2. foundmercy says:

    This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins. Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us.

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    1. A.P. says:

      Amen, Little Sister. “Whoever does not love does not know God, for God is Love.”


  3. lynnefisher says:

    I think self acceptance is the starting point, Andy – that is what works for me best. Accepting others can help you accept yourself and somehow the door opens to love…

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    1. A.P. says:

      I think that’s a big aspect of it. It’s also the one that comes hardest for me.

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  4. Bryan Wagner says:

    Total and unconditional acceptance of everything without expectations.

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  5. A.P. says:

    That sounds like it would be the epitome, the embodiment (that is) of love.


  6. Bryan Wagner says:

    It’s a work in progress. It’s an extension of the Sanskrit “Do to others as you would would have done to yourself and expect nothing in return. Everyone leaves off the second half. It’s the hardest part.
    Big smile

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