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“L” is for Love

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“L” is for Love

 

My all-time favorite line on love is from bell hooks:

“To begin by always thinking of love as an action

rather than a feeling

is one way in which anyone using the word in this manner

automatically assumes accountability and responsibility.”

I appreciate this way of framing love because it takes it beyond the conventional view of it as a feeling or an intention. Yes, it can be these things and our resulting actions and behaviors — individually and/or as an institution — can have grave impact.

Here’s a link to a piece I wrote which speaks to this: Our Way

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Love is an exploration. Join us after Martin Luther King, Jr. Day for The Love Series — an offering of the Access To Zen Sitting Group.