Tag Archive for ‘dating’

Lesson One: How to Handle a Woman

Oh boy, how does life work out for anybody?  It doesn’t. We’re all just meant to love one another and eat meals with each other and talk, because getting to know people helps you love them. But still. I mean, this being a human being shit is hard. Doing everything right? Being wise? Listening to your intuition, or your gut, or both? Trying to know everything there is to know before […]

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The Man Who Is Good for You

I met a man recently who was obsessed with attaining his own enlightenment. He is, and will always be (I suspect), a spiritual vampire. On the outside is gentleness and calm. It is “inclusivity.” It is “diversity.” It is “open-mind, forward-thought.” On the inside it is, Give me, give me, give me.  It is, Let me drink from you. Let me eat from you. Let me make you mine.  And then it […]

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Your Vulnerability Is Your Strength

Love is recklessness, not reason. Reason seeks a profit, Love comes on strong, consuming herself, Unabashed. Yet in the midst of suffering, Love proceeds like a millstone, Hard-surfaced and straight-forward. Having died to self-interest, She risks everything and asks for nothing. Love gambles away every gift God bestows. –Rumi “I want to know what love is, I want you to show me. I want to feel what love is, I […]

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FirstDay Sermon: Unconditional Love

“For one human being to love another: that is perhaps the most difficult of all our tasks, the ultimate, the last test and proof, the work for which all other work is but preparation…. Love is at first not anything that means merging, giving over, and uniting with another (for what would a union be of something unclarified and unfinished, still subordinate—?), it is a high inducement to the individual […]

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Don’t Call Yourself a Giver

I keep running into people throughout my life who are trying to find their way and avoid making mistakes. Often, these people are generous and loving (or at least consider themselves to be), but they feel they have given too much in past relationships, so they put up a guard and a defense, and move through life with armor and a hard shell, thinking they need to be very strategic […]

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