loyal to love…

we should align ourselves with love and embody love. what does love embodied look like? awareness, spaciousness, empathy, kindness, compassion, generosity, courage, balance, and wisdom.

these principles embodied are who we are beneath our ignorance and fear. they are who we are called to be and what spontaneously arises from an open and tender heart. though they can be found within and influence our religious traditions, they are beyond them. just as they can influence but are beyond governments, political parties, and geo-politics.

where these constructs don’t align with love and its principles, where they reject interdependence, they are eventually doomed to fail and we should reject them. this seems unlikely and perhaps unrealistic with governments, religious organizations, and institutions, etc.

however, these constructed bodies are made of individuals, they are made of us. as individuals we can decide to align with love, to embody love, to have our loyalty be to love and its principles. as individuals we can influence through our embodiment of love, our words, our actions, our art. this is moral integrity, this is spiritual maturity.

~j

#interdependence #love #path #practice #EngagedBuddhism #JinpaLhaga

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