Monthly Archives: March 2017

Fall in LOVE with Dying…

LOVE death as you do life, for both are part creation’s cycle of renewal, meaning both are sourced, as all is from LOVE. For it is our irrational, illogical, nonsensical fear of dying that keeps us from truly living this experience of being and is also a primary factor in our inability, to find peace both without and within. As how can one be at peace when they war with very processes of life itself?

just LOVE…
Kip Baldwin
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“How plain that death is only the phenomenon of the individual or class! Nature does not recognize it; she finds her own again under new forms without loss. Yet death is beautiful when seen to be a law, and not an accident. It is as common as life. Men die in Tartary, in Ethiopia, in England, in Wisconsin. And, after all, what portion of this so serene and living nature can be said to be alive? Do this year’s grasses and foliage outnumber all the past? Every blade in the field, every leaf in the forest, lays down its life in its season, as beautifully as it was taken up. It is the pastime of a full quarter of the year. Dead trees, sere leaves, dried grass and herbs—are not these a good part of our life? And what is that pride of our autumnal scenery but the hectic flush, the sallow and cadaverous countenance of vegetation? its painted throes, with the November air for canvas?
When we look over the fields we are not saddened because these particular flowers or grasses will wither; for the law of their death is the law of new life.
Will not the land be in good heart because the crops die down from year to year? The herbage cheerfully consents to bloom, and wither, and give place to a new. So it is with the human plant. We are partial and selfish when we lament the death of the individual, unless our plaint be a pæan to the departed soul, and a sigh, as the wind sighs over the fields, which no shrub interprets into its private grief.
One might as well go into mourning for every sere leaf; but the more innocent and wiser soul will snuff a fragrance in the gale of autumn, and congratulate Nature upon her health.” ~ Henry David Thoreau, letter to Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1842 March 11th17

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No Thing Unneeded…

The sculptor’s every strike
The painter’s every stroke
The puzzle maker’s every piece
The Maestro’s every note
The poet’s every word
None lesser, none greater
All integral, needed, innate
To all LOVE’S masterpieces
To complete LOVE’S creation…

just LOVE…
Kip Baldwin
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“If your daily life seems poor, do not blame it; blame yourself, tell yourself that you are not poet enough to call forth its riches; for to the creator there is no poverty and no poor indifferent place.”
~ Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters to a Young Poetmaxresdefault

Man’s Poor Facsimile…

LOVE is not asking us to fix what was created to be perfectly broken, it asks only that we remember the difference between that which is LOVE’S perfection and that which is man’s poor facsimile…

just LOVE…
Kip Baldwin
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“In our natural state, we are glorious beings. In the world of illusion, we are lost and imprisoned, slaves to our appetites and our will to false power.” ~ Marianne Williamsoncasas-surrealistas-9

Of LOVE and Narcissism…

LOVE abhors narcissism, as nature abhors vacuum…

just LOVE…
Kip Baldwin
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“The main condition for the achievement of love is the overcoming of one’s narcissism. The narcissistic orientation is one in which one experiences as real only that which exists within oneself, while the phenomena in the outside world have no reality in themselves, but are experienced only from the viewpoint of their being useful or dangerous to one. The opposite pole to narcissism is objectivity; it is the faculty to see other people and things as they are, objectively, and to be able to separate this objective picture from a picture which is formed by one’s desires and fears.”
~ Erich Fromm, The Art of LovingSigmund-Freud-Quotes-Whoever-loves-becomes-humble-Those-who-love-have-so-to-speak-pawned-a-part-of-their-narcissism

A Change in Feeling…

Einstein theorized, “We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.”. I believe he was only partially correct. Because while yes, it is true that our thinking must change, to change, my understanding also informs me that before our thinking about any given thing can change, we must first change how we feel about that given thing.

Do I LOVE a thing or do I fear a thing?

This is not a decision we come to with reason first, but rather emotion first and then we manifest our story about that thing in our brains. It follows then, trying to convince others to think different about a thing in their heads without first addressing how they feel about something in their hearts, “I” feel, is an exercise in futility.

In summation: Einstein may have been more correct had he stated, “We cannot solve our problems with same feeling we used when we created them.”.

Lastly, ask yourself this; do you exist because you think you are or because you feel you are? For me the answer is obvious; I exist because I feel I am real, not because I think I am. I mean really, what would it mean to be, if we felt nothing.

It is not because you think and fear that you are, it is because you feel and LOVE

Embrace the eternal mystery; you are Infinity feeling and Infinity is you loving

The nothing that lives, the everything that dies, the absolute that is the process

It is not our thinking that must change for us to understand, it is our feeling…

just LOVE…
Kip Baldwin
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“Over the years, I have come to realize that the greatest trap in our life is not success, popularity, or power, but self-rejection. Success, popularity, and power can indeed present a great temptation, but their seductive quality often comes from the way they are part of the much larger temptation to self-rejection. When we have come to believe in the voices that call us worthless and unlovable, then success, popularity, and power are easily perceived as attractive solutions. The real trap, however, is self-rejection. As soon as someone accuses me or criticizes me, as soon as I am rejected, left alone, or abandoned, I find myself thinking, “Well, that proves once again that I am a nobody.” … [My dark side says,] I am no good… I deserve to be pushed aside, forgotten, rejected, and abandoned. Self-rejection is the greatest enemy of the spiritual life because it contradicts the sacred voice that calls us the “Beloved.” Being the Beloved constitutes the core truth of our existence.” ~ Henri J.M. Nouwen

“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart” ~ Helen Keller16280554115_5cbe4f6d27_b

Drowning in Distraction…

Drowning in the murky waters of our distractions and disconnection, we are not able to observe and feel the LOVE we are…

just LOVE…
Kip Baldwin
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“The soul is “torn apart in a painful condition as long as it prefers the eternal because of its Truth but does not discard the temporal because of familiarity.” ~ Augustine of Hippo, Confessionsfear-of-drowning-by-starfishyy

Miracle of LOVE…

When and why did man become so jaded that it made it almost impossible to feel LOVE’S miracles, which are occurring as regularly, as their every breath; they are in fact the miracle, they are no longer feeling…

just LOVE…
Kip Baldwin
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“Miracles occur naturally as expressions of love.
The real miracle is the love that inspires them.
In this sense everything that comes from love is a miracle.”
~ Marianne Williamson, A Course in Miraclesmiracle-2-1-960x350