Monthly Archives: February 2014

Why LOVE?

Why LOVE? 

Why believe in LOVE if there is only Infinity, unending creation without judgement or perhaps nothing more at all, no Heaven, no hell, just an end? 
Because in all this life’s experience, all that I have seen, tasted, touched, heard, smelled or thought, LOVE is the only thing that makes sense and feels ultimately, absolutely perfect to my heart and soul.

Why LOVE? Because through the eyes of LOVE the weed and the rose are of equal beauty and of equal import.

That is why LOVE…

just LOVE…
Kip Baldwin 
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“Wisdom is knowing I am nothing,
Love is knowing I am everything,
and between the two my life moves.” 
~ Sri Nisargadatta MaharajImage

Divine Passion…

With each breath aware, taste the divine passion of all creation; with each knowing beat of heart, feel the pulse of life sublime; with each conscious thought, awaken to the infinite LOVE that is God, that is one; the truth of singularity… 

just LOVE…
Kip Baldwin 
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“A kind of light spread out from her. And everything changed color. And the world opened out. And a day was good to awaken to. And there were no limits to anything. And the people of the world were good and handsome. And I was not afraid any more.” ~ John SteinbeckImage

Fade Into Oneness…

Practice patience… for you find when the final shadow of fear, fades into oneness with the last glimmer of hope, it will be only the perfection of unconditional LOVE that remains; there, being is, as it always is… 

just LOVE…
Kip Baldwin 
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“Patience is not sitting and waiting, it is foreseeing. It is looking at the thorn and seeing the rose, looking at the night and seeing the day. Lovers are patient and know that the moon needs time to become full.” ~ RumiImage

LOVE not Control…

It is the fool blinded by flesh that attempts to use LOVE for seeking the acquisition of fleeting fame, finite fortune, the illusions of control; not seeing the accomplishment of unconditional LOVE is its own infinite reward… 

just LOVE…
Kip Baldwin 
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“But love is much like a dam: if you allow a tiny crack to form through which only a trickle of water can pass, that trickle will quickly bring down the whole structure, and soon no one will be able to control the force of the current. For when those walls come down, then love takes over, and it no longer matters what is possible or impossible; it doesn’t even matter whether we can keep the loved one at our side. To love is to lose control.” ~ Paulo CoelhoImage

Celebration of Differences…

Diplomacy founded in LOVE; the discovering of the vast common ground we all share and upon which all life is built; leading to the celebration of, rather than the abhorrence of our differences, is the blueprint for lasting peace…

just LOVE…
Kip Baldwin
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“It is not our differences that divide us. It is our inability to recognize, accept, and celebrate those differences.” ~ Audre LordeImage

Starved for LOVE…

Better a forever death, from a belly starved of food; then eternal survival, with a soul starved of LOVE… 

just LOVE…
Kip Baldwin 
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“This is what we call love. When you are loved, you can do anything in creation. When you are loved, there’s no need at all to understand what’s happening, because everything happens within you.” ~ Paulo CoelhoImage

Peace Realized…

Peace is realized when one comes to the acceptance that each moment is absolutely perfect and that no moment is more perfect than the other; when the moments are experienced in LOVE… 

just LOVE…
Kip Baldwin
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“If someone thinks that love and peace is a cliché that must have been left behind in the Sixties, that’s his problem. Love and peace are eternal” ~ John LennonImage

LOVE’s Infinite Simplicity…

LOVE is both creation’s absolute answer and ultimate question. 

You ask; what is this thing life that I find myself now and forever embroiled in? LOVE answers from the eternal mystery; LOVE… 

And then you ask: help me to understand the point to my question? And again LOVE answers from the endless unknown; LOVE…

The answer to our entangled, overly complex pondering is LOVE’s infinite simplicity…

just LOVE…
Kip Baldwin 
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“Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius — and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction.” ~ E.F. SchumacherImage

LOVE is NOW!

LOVE, like God and Infinity is beyond reason or definition, as all exist outside the reach of comprehension and explanation. 

LOVE is experienced in the NOW, the moment, not in fading memory of yesterday or distant dream of tomorrow… 

just LOVE…
Kip Baldwin 
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“When you realize that eternity is right here now, that it is within your possibility to experience the eternity of your own truth and being, then you grasp the following: That which you are was never born and will never die. ….” ~ Joseph CampbellImage

Patience of LOVE…

Long did I suffer my Autumns’ free fall of withering doubt; surrendering almost life to my Winter’s bitter chill of frozen desperation; but with my Spring’s gentle rains came patience blossoming to joy; remembered now in my Summer sun shining, what was always there, bliss sublime, the perfection of LOVE.

LOVE abhors our desperation, but waits ever patiently for our panic to pass…

just LOVE…
Kip Baldwin 
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“Perfect love is perfectly patient.” ~ Neal A. MaxwellImage