Tuesday, March 6, 2018


Love took on a different meaning when I started reading more about Buddhism & practicing compassion. Buddhism is more that just a photo of Buddha, a Buddha temple, figurine or a tattoo. It’s having an open heart and compassion for others. I’m not going to lie, it’s not always easy to keep your heart open. But it’s worth it.

Love, being supportive & holding compassion is seeing the good in others and their actions instead of the bad. You find the gratitude in things that don’t work out when you want to feel hurt or angered. Truly having love for someone means you’re grateful to get a phone call or message letting you know they’re running late or not able to come rather than see it as an insult they aren’t there. And when you’re apart from others, love helps you find gratitude they aren’t going through their struggles alone and they find time to think of you. To truly have love for someone & be supportive means you don’t seek to hurt them when they don’t live up to your expectations... it’s about give and take. You can’t expect of others to give you the benefit of the doubt when you don’t give them a chance. 

If you don’t love and support others goals & dreams then how can you expect others to support yours? The byproduct of having love, support & compassion for others is much like opening a bottle or can and having it spray on you. Having an abundance of love, support & compassion for others means sometimes you get it all over yourself. Please find more love for yourself and others. 

Here’s something old about give & take...

kisses, m.

Give into it

“Give into it” I tell him. 
He still hesitates but says nothing.
He wants to move in but gives nothing more. 
There’s nothing but space between us.

“Feel  it?  You know you want to.” I continue to press.
Instead of answering he tells me “You know you want to move in,” and leans in slightly.
 “Oh but I’m already moving in. Getting close.”
“Then come closer. Ah, but don’t lose your footing.” He tells me.

The same thing again. 
And again. 

We sidestep, around and around. 
Mimicking each other we move. 
Instead of standing side by side we keep spinning face to face. 
 I tell him to stay still and he tells me, “you first” before stepping back.

 I know what I want so I’m willing to go first. 
It’s when he does nothing that I begin to wonder. 
It’s after I start to wonder if this will ever be enough when he moves back in.
His hands taking the lead and pulling me out of my safety net again. 

“Closer. You can do this.” He says. With those words the tone of his voice tells me all I need to know.
“I know I can. But can you?” I tell him. I’m closer than before when his body reacts. 
He says “Closer” to me until I’m near enough to touch his face.
 I’m still with resolve while the air he breathes hits my face.
Resolved to find the calm, I stay still and hold my ground.

“Let me,” he says and takes my hand. 
I let him make the move without stepping back. 
With an instinct, I lose myself to the moment and touch his face. 
My touch precedes his kiss that sends him back a step.
“Give into it” I tell him and pull him closer once again.

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