Friday, October 29, 2010

You either love what's broken or you don't love.

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  1. You have great stuff. I should be enjoying this more regularly. I would connect this easily with the movie, 'Facing the Giants,' when the coach reminds the team why they are playing football. Ten years from now, not many will remember who won the state football championship. So, playing football is about being involved in life. He says that God cares about everything. And if all the players give it all they have, He will do the rest. He ends by asking the team to support him by committing to praising God when the team wins and praising Him when the team wins.
    Your blog inspires me. Thanks. :)

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  2. If you took your aphorisms to twitter I bet you'd get a heck of a lot of followers ;)

    I take this one to mean that everyone is broken in some way, and that striving for perfection, in self or in others, is a lost cause?

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  3. It has taken a long time to learn the lesson you have to love the broken to be able to love.
    Recognize self is broken and love self unconditionally. A work in progress, never to achieve perfection but constantly improving.

    I love your aphorisms - they are meditations for my day.

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  4. Because nothing and no one is perfect. If only I can remember this.

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  5. I do love what's broken, but I also want to fix it.

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  6. Leonard Cohen:

    "There's a crack in everything;
    that's how the light gets in."

    So, so very true ...

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  7. We should all take everyone as they are. People cannot be changed, they must change themselves and if you are trying to change them, you obviously don't love them. Haven't been online in a while, but it's always great to visit your blog NP :-)

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  8. Love is letting those we love to be themselves and not twist them to be our own image. Otherwise we're only loving the reflection of ourselves we find in them.

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  9. If it ain't broke, don't fix it. (The time-clock that is, not the human heart (which is unmendable).)

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  10. Thank you for your comments on my Vagabond Jottings. Every now and then another one floats to the surface.
    DB

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  11. We should only love what we can fix?
    And if it ain't broken?

    Oops a daisy!

    I nearly fell in your shadow.

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  12. that's true. love should have no conditions.
    I really like both blogs and I'm following both of them. Consider visiting me again :) Thanks

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  13. We're all broken--in one way or another. And if a person cannnot accept another person's broken parts, then it is impossible to find love.

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  14. I love this. It's true, we have to love ourselves and others as a whole imperfect being. What a wonderful little blog! :)

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