Loving Practices

On this day of shopping madness, I offer you my love. May we each learn to feel the love that we are and reminds us that we are enough as we are. There is nothing to be, buy or accomplish.

May your heart be full of love.

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The truth of who we are is love. Can you feel it? Unfortunately, too few of us embody this great truth.  Even if we know it mentally, how do we feel love, radiate love, and act from love?

We are bombareded with messages to do something or buy something in order to be ok, to be happy, to find success, to reach enlightenment. In our marketing oriented culture, it is particularly hard to feel good about ourselves with so many messages that feed our fears and needs. Even in the realm of self help and personal development, we are encouraged to be more, to do more, to try this book or process like my 14 tips!  When do we get to be OK?

I would suggest that here & now is a good place to begin.  As John Ray recently suggested in his talk at Unity Spiritual Center, maybe…

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15 thoughts on “Loving Practices

  1. Very enlightened words, Brad, that resonated completely. When will we be enough? Does having more money make us more complete? Better? Smarter? More accomplished? It certainly feels that way, doesn’t it? But if we can get some distance from the relentless voices in our heads that constantly judge, belittle, or discount all the beautiful things we have to offer…these have nothing to do with our economic status or less than ideal circumstances. We would most likely be much more appreciative of our gifts and strengths, which would lead to more opportunities for us to share them and reap the benefits (which may or may not translate into dollars, but would undoubtedly be positive.
    So thank you for this and hope your holiday weekend is everything you need and want it to be. 🙂

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  2. I haven’t gone out on a Black Friday…ever, I don’t think. I like staying home, curling up with a cat, and most likely writing/working. Eh, it’s just what I do.
    But I like the suggestion: we are all enough. What I do is enough. You’re enough. And we don’t have to get more, buy more…
    It’s just all the marketing and capitalist system. I recall a little story recently from a twitter post I saw. It said something about how with the Native Americans, they didn’t have locks because they didn’t know stealing, they didn’t have property rights because the land belonged to Mother Earth, they didn’t have lawyers because they didn’t have a capitalistic system that encouraged swindling, they didn’t have food shortages because when someone needed a hand, they all came together to help.
    There was more to it, but you get the point.
    If only we got that point, too. I think our Native American brothers and sisters were probably the most advanced and wisest among us…

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    • Thanks for caring Cynthia. No doubt the native cultures have much wisdom in living with nature. Unfortunately, it’s a different world now and we need to find new ways to live in harmony with 8 billion people. In my darker moods, I find solace that nature may solve the puzzle by culling or eliminating our human species.

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  3. This quote by Buckminster Fuller is one of my favorites as it reminds me about the reality we are so painstakingly kept away from by design! I truly doesn’t have to be this way. I believed what this quote speaks to my whole life. It’s why I never fit in but ask me now if I care! Getting older thankfully comes with wisdom.

    “We should do away with the absolutely specious notion that everybody has to earn a living. It is a fact today that one in ten thousand of us can make a technological breakthrough capable of supporting all the rest. The youth of today are absolutely right in recognizing this nonsense of earning a living. We keep inventing jobs because of this false idea that everybody has to be employed at some kind of drudgery because, according to Malthusian Darwinian theory he must justify his right to exist. So we have inspectors of inspectors and people making instruments for inspectors to inspect inspectors. The true business of people should be to go back to school and think about whatever it was they were thinking about before somebody came along and told them they had to earn a living.”― Buckminster Fuller

    Be well Brad and stay true to yourself! All the best to you….VK 🙂

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  4. a perfect and simple message brad, for this time of year, but truly for always. i read this while i was out and hadn’t a chance to comment until this morning, but wanted to thank you for bringing to the foreground what is most important. the helpful tips are great and easy practices to start being love more and more each day. the more we all do this, the ripple effect will be incredible ❤ i know far too many people who appear to have everything and yet are the farthest away from happiness, peace, and love. love anchors us in graceful living and is the foundation for all things to blossom authentically. ❤ big hugs!

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