“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
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.