The Manifestation Of Love~ January 30th.

Via Benjamin Riggs
on Jan 30, 2011
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“Love is life. All, everything that I understand, I understand only because I love. Everything is, everything exists, only because I love… To get rid of an enemy one must love him… Everything is united by it alone. Love is God, and to die means that I, a particle of love, shall return to the general and eternal source… Love is the manifestation of the divine nature…” ~Leo Tolstoy

“The experience of true love is an unavoidable accident. It is the spontaneous malfunction of ego’s defenses. Love is the energy discovered in the gap between one fixed idea and the next.” ~ from Is It Love Or Emotional Terrorism by Ben Riggs on Elephant Journal

Pema Chodron talks about Loving Ourselves and Others…

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Ben Riggs is the author of Finding God in the Body: A Spiritual Path for the Modern West. He is also the director of the Refuge Meditation Group in Shreveport, LA and a teacher at Explore Yoga. Ben writes extensively about Buddhist and Christian spirituality on Elephant Journal, and his blog. Click here to listen to the Finding God in the Body Podcast. To keep up with all of his work follow him on Facebook or Twitter.


5 Responses to “The Manifestation Of Love~ January 30th.”

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  2. Wow – the power of love! Thanks Benjamin!

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