TAKE TIME

TAKE TIME
Take time to think
thoughts are the source of power.

Take time to read
reading is the fountain of wisdom.

Take time to pray
prayer is a rock of strength in time.

Take time to love
loving is what makes living worthwhile.

Take time to be friendly
friendships give life a delicious flavor.

Take time to laugh
laughter is the music of the soul.

Take time to give
sharing brings joy to your heart.

Take time to work
work is the price of success.

Take time to dream
dreams show you what is possible.

Take time to do your work well
excelling in your work nourishes the mind § the spirit.

Take time to show appreciation
it’s the frosting on the cake of life.Image

UNDERSTANDING LOVE

What is
” L O V E ” ?
The Live Real Quiz
. . . can you take it?
“Love is blind,” they say.
or it was blind, that is . . . until your trusty, noble, and highly caffeinated Live Real Agents – who are searching for clarity, in a world – well . . . umm, without clarity, arrived on the scene.
“I have something
really, really important to ask you.
- and you’d better get it right…”
. . . so now there’s both blindness and confusion.
But still – The word, ” l o v e “:
- we all hear and talk about it, say we do it, experience some degree of it, think, wonder, and dream about it, sing, write, gossip, and read about it, feel like there’s something immensely important about it,
- but to ask the basic question . . .
- what is it?
“Everyone admits
that love is wonderful and necessary,
yet no one can agree on what it is.”
- Diane Ackerman
I began my mission with simple data-gathering: Phase One is to throw open the doors as wide as they can go, and search the globe in a way that is as completely, utterly, and wholeheartedly open-minded and un discriminating as possible, for proposed answers to the basic question . . .
. . . because if we’re all searching for the real thing, we need to be able to sort out what’s phony, from what is not . . .
“There is only one kind of love,
but there are
a thousand
imitations. de La Rochefoucauld
 What is ” L O V E ” ?

A) Something extremely rare, precious, and infinitely mysterious, which nearly every individual (and every self-help author) claims to be an expert on.

B) Something that we can never define with words, yet are completely obsessed with.

C) What we all we all search for continually . . . and experience, rarely.
D) It’s where you are “IT” to somebody else, and somebody else is “IT” to you.
E) A need, desire, sensation, craving, emotion, or appetite (such as security, loneliness, possessive ness, dependency, horniness, etc) dressed in a warm, heavy coat of wishful thinking and pretence.
F) Something we all talk about, think about, hear songs about, dream about, watch movies about, read about, sing about – about which we really know almost nothing.

G) Something we all taste in rare, brief moments of intimacy – which some say is a brief glimpse of actual spiritual enlightenment . . . but normally takes place in between long periods of pain, boredom, and loneliness..
H) Something we base our lives around, but that most of us don’t really want to waste any time actually thinking about. (see also: “Something way too important to talk about.”)
I) Something that is so important that it needs not only to be talked about, but studied, researched, understood, practiced, and lived.

J) Something you promise to remain in, for better or worse, in sickness and health, for richer or poorer, etc, etc . . . or until you abandon it when things get boring or become inconvenient.
K) Chivalric: A perpetually unfulfilled longing for the idealised other from afar that is never consummate.

L) Non-Chivalric: sexual attraction, normally covered with a thick layer of pretense (see also: something men claim to feel towards someone they want to have sex with).
M) Corinthians: “Love is patient and kind; love is not jealous, or conceited, or proud; love is not ill-mannered, or selfish, or irritable; love does not keep a record of wrongs: love is not happy with evil, but is happy with the truth. Love never gives up: its faith, hope and patience never fail. Love is eternal.”
N) Plato’s Aristophanes: Humans were originally whole and complete, both male and female, until they were divided into separate types, males and females, and were condemned to wander the world in search of their other half. Love is that force that is motivating them to search for that other half.
O) Childhood unconscious theory: it is the unconscious compulsion to resolve unfulfilled childhood needs.

P) Louis MacNeice: “Time was away and somewhere else, There were two glasses and two chairs . . . And two people with one pulse.”

Q) Stella Patrick Osuagwu: “I-Thou,” where each partner fully experiences the other as merging of consciousness, where absolutely nothing is held back.
R) Addiction Theory: It is something one is addicted to, in the same way one gets addicted to alcohol, drugs, food, bad television, and other things, where one person uses the other person to escape from certain feelings, or really, themselves.