The Wisdom of Love!

If I come up to you at birth and ask of you…what is love? You plead with your eyes, I am hungry.

If I come up to you at 10 yrs old and ask of you…what is love? You think a little, and then say your puppy dog.

At 20 yrs? You will be glowing with what you think is the most amazing thing in your life.

At 40 yrs? You will be experienced a little more, but maybe a little dented by those things.

At 60 yrs? You will be experienced even more, and know hurt deeper but understand it is showing you something.

At 80 yrs? You will see that it is such a powerful thing…that until you truly have all of these experiences you will not understand you, love you, and in that understanding truly be able to give love to another.

And if I come up to you at your last breath and ask of you…would there be anything you wish to take back? Would you, of anything, since you know deep within you that learning they each give, that it is each and every one that truly showed you that love that is within you. Helped peel back and open that beauty by doing them all…up and down, tripped and stumbled…each and every one daring you to go beyond them to find that within you that ever calls. From birth to death we are being given a most profound gift, one deep and common purpose, that love and happiness we ever seek, teaching, understanding, waiting to be known within us all. This journey is a healing…but in truth there is nothing to be healed…just understood in its wisdom. Loves wisdom β€οΈπŸ™


40 thoughts on “The Wisdom of Love!

  1. Life’s journey from beginning to end is all about learning what love is, how to give and to receive it. Learning to love ourselves allows us to deepen how we give and receive, as well as discerning what is healthy and helpful for us, and what is not! It’s all about love!

    1. That it is Tamara. And after all my experiences, physical and spiritual, I realized that very thing. It all does come back to that beauty inside us…so that we can give all else from that place. After a life on this world that seems to be everything else but that love, it is through all of those things that finally give a very profound appreciation of it. I was totally stunned to realize the love we are polishing in all that we do…good or bad…to truly realize it is what we are. And ever where we give from, to us or others. Great share kind lady, may your polishing of that jewel go on in that appreciation of what you have found πŸ˜€β€οΈπŸ™

  2. So powerful, Mark! It is a journey. And at every single step in the process, we learn something that we take with us to the next step…and new understanding. It’s all about love and we understand this love in very different ways at every stage…but each is important to understand the next step. Thanks for putting it out there in a very easy to understand way. Many don’t get the lesson…only see the pain. Many don’t have the energy or wherewithal to dive deep into the chaos to see the point! I so enJOY your words and the way you paint a picture for us.
    Sending all good energy your way ❀️

    1. Thank you Lorrie, you too explained it very well. Spirit has shown me so much so that I could explain it from an ‘understanding’ view point. Those that see will just nod their heads, and those not quite there can relate. My job should I accept it, and I did, was like you on your debut…share from your heart kind lady so that others could hear, take courage and realize that beauty is within them too.
      Sending lots of love to you also kind lady, and many blessings for the opening you are creating within you…and out to the world. Oh, and speaking of which, that John Denver song was straight from his heart. It was brilliantly written, I could feel Spirit coming from him so beautifully. The ‘words’ were truly incredible. Thank ‘you’ for sharing something that was built so powerfully from that love πŸ˜€β€οΈπŸ™

      1. Thanks, Mark! I couldn’t agree more…and your words also brought tears to my eyes because when truth is stimulated, it reverberates in my heart chakra…and that always stimulates great love. I’m just realizing that connection as I write this!
        But the tears that come from great love are so very different from the tears that come from great pain. But if we can make it through the painful tears and learn, what waits on the other side is the tears of pure JOY!

        I could listen to that song multiple times a day and probably find a new level of love each time. It’s such a shame that he never released it before his untimely death. When I heard it I knew that I had to share it…even if it touched only a few.
        Here’s to love! Here’s to writing from our soul!
        Have a super wonderful week, Mark! ❀️_/\_

        1. Yes indeed Lorrie, the beauty that lays between each layer we find are truly such profound parts of us in its understanding. And that pain is a great teacher, such empathy, compassion and love are truly made from those experiences and do touch our hearts beautifully.
          And his words were spoken from a great depth. They cannot be uttered but by experiencing that great understanding of that love within. But thankfully they were never silenced but given light on your post kind lady. Thank you for such a profound share πŸ˜€β€οΈπŸ™

          1. Thank you, Mark! I am so happy you feel this, as I thought you would. It is a powerful testament to love and your words ring true. It’s hard to know this depth without experiencing the opposite…I guess I would say…pain. I’ve been there…and I can now be so thankful for ALL of my experiences which create the ME I am…right now…in this space.
            Much love to you…and much understanding! ❀️ _/\_

            1. Glad that your heart has found you Lorrie. It is a long journey, and seemingly so full of those hard struggles. But slowly our love speaks to us and we can finally see that truth within it all through that empathy and compassion that life brings. The world is against us in everything…until we see it is just trying to show us its beauty, that subtlety that love is inside us by going through all of it. Much love to you also kind lady, may it now ever sing that beauty you have found πŸ˜€β€οΈπŸ™

              1. Thanks, Mark 😊 I’m working on keeping the relationship real…and truthful πŸ˜‰ All good things, my friend! πŸ˜ŠπŸ’œπŸ™

  3. …”in truth there is nothing to be healed…just understood..” Very powerful worlds, Mark. Thank you for this journey through love. It is the most primal of needs and something we can give away for free, yet some are so stingy with it. The wisdom of love is greatest wisdom of all. Much love to you! πŸ™β€οΈ

    1. Thank you MM, it is something so deeply profound in us all kind lady. And in fact I just gave these words to Danielle over at ‘The Daily Addict’….
      ‘You are a very powerful and loving being kind lady, and you are giving from a well within that has an endless flow and depth.’
      It is a long journey down here my friend, and some days particularly hard. But its wisdom is indeed a beautiful thing, may its gateway forever be open to us all. Much love to you also MM πŸ˜€β€οΈπŸ™

  4. Apologies, Mark…Memory indeed!! I didn’t realize I had replied before. How can that happen? And to think I have not long finished a 183 page book! Best wishes, Joy.

    1. It matters not kind lady, I answered it and enjoyed it truly. I smiled at the memories, the share, but most of all, that love within it all. Thank you my friend, it is appreciated regardless πŸ€£β€οΈπŸ™

  5. I think we grow in love. Through experiencing it and loosing it along the way, we allow ourselves to feel it more deeper and dive deep into the depths of our own understanding of how love looks like.

    1. Indeed we do kind sir, and well said. Those experiences do slowly and very profoundly give us the understanding so that we can see deeper within us, and go beyond those important blockages so that we can see the truth of what we are. Thank you for the share, may your path keep giving those understandings πŸ˜€β€οΈπŸ™

      1. I opened my eyes to meet love…At ten I was an evacuee (WW11) in Wales, BUT my foster aunt was kindness itself. At 15, my then ‘best friend’ took away my first boy-friend and eventually married (and divorced him) I sobbed up a storm, but then realized it was pride not love…At 17…here’s a poem that says it all in a nutshell:
        To the best beau EVER…
        Dark,Tony Curtis hair trim and a cheeky grin:
        “Could I have the next dance?”
        (Was it really HIM?)
        Who knew on that Autumn, Sunday morn
        that my’die had been cast’ –
        that the guy who trod on my big toe
        would love me to the last? (He’d better…)
        Joy Lennick
        (We’ve been married for 71 years so far…

        1. Haha, this is amazing Joy. Those early loves are dear but alas so ‘young’ in their journey. But anything that grows must begin somewhere my friend.
          And I love that poem, so many stars were the expectations of life…but…they ever asked us to find that loving place within…and it appears you did well.
          71 years…that is incredible. I thought I had done well with 26 🀣 Take a bow, both of you. That is trusting in that feeling within and sharing it all truly πŸ˜€β€οΈπŸ™

  6. I really related to this Mark. I love that you said there is really nothing to heal after all.
    Maybe we are just constantly adjusting our lenses to the experiences we don’t yet understand and then come to understand.
    What really hit me about this post is the necessity of it all – from being hungry and vulnerable to understanding suffering is optional.
    When pain/suffering come – it is the greatest teacher of empathy/compassion on this planet.
    Physically pain – I have been injured and had to walk slow – and now when I see another walking slowly I understand.
    Mentally – when I see another lash out or cry uncontrollably because their skin doesn’t feel right- I too can understand and help them in their tears.
    What a journey – what a gift.
    Beautiful post my friend ❀️🌈β™₯️

    1. Thank you Danielle. You now understand. It is a very profound journey, touching each and every experience is a feeling, so many, so often. But all fine tuning a beauty beyond words. A lot think I just chatter like I’ve got an ice cream and merrily slurping away…but when they see as you have, it all changes beyond even words to what is truly there.
      And a big yes, in our experiences, especially those with much pain and suffering, is the builder of that empathy, compassion and love inside us. Slowly coming out like a polished jewel because of those experiences.
      They are hard indeed kind lady, but each and every one of them truly speak to us so we can see what we are beneath it all. The more I see, the more I am so astounded of what is truly there inside us. Some days I can’t say a thing (and that usually takes some doing πŸ€—), because it just stops me in mid stride. It is a gift, and yes it hurts…but within it is truly something so beautiful. I know I always say this…but…in all that I have asked, and I have no doubt you would think the same…they would not take back any step that they have ever taken, because they know that each and every one brought them to this very understanding. Yes, there is lots that we wish we hadn’t done…but…they too are the making of us, bringing us to that final understanding because of them.
      Big hugs kind lady, yours has indeed been a very powerful journey…but the love I hear in your words is indeed that gift. His gift πŸ˜€β€οΈπŸ™

  7. Beautiful and profound write dear Mark… indeed from Birth to Death, Love is all encompassing in all we do… Inner-standing that love and the ultimate lessons of learning true love can often take a life-time…
    I am so very grateful that through the absence of love in one part of my life, as I perceived it to be, I then discovered the ability to learn how to love myself…
    And in doing so, it opened up a whole new world of sharing the value LOVE has to teach all of us…
    And its lessons are never ending in all situations as we then see how LOVE unfolds its ever deeper Wisdom through all our ups and downs in life…

    Great piece of writing Mark… Thank you β€οΈπŸ’–βœ¨πŸ™

    1. It is a very profound thing Sue, as you now know. We see it through our wisdom’s lens, slowly understanding a little more as we experience ‘life’ as time goes by. Very young, love is basically that warmth of a hug (and not belittling that I might add as it is the start of that feeling within…or not). But as life goes on we begin to see it more and more. This life is truly teaching us something so beautiful, and as you said, to finally love ourselves.
      I know your heart is touching everything very tenderly at the moment, but as you know also, it is showing us so many sides to that love and fine tuning us into what we are becoming. I was even shown that as we ‘let go’ I looked back at the earth and wasn’t worried about those I had left behind…because I knew I would see them all again.
      Big hugs Sue, it does touch us in so many ways, but each and every one is done with the beauty of that love. Take care, it is because you can now feel, no longer blocking it from those teaching fears. And thank you for always sharing your love too kind lady xox πŸ˜€β€οΈπŸ™

      1. Indeed you are right Mark… Love touches us in so many ways, be it the love of others, ourselves, or the compassion and empathy we hold for others who are suffering our hearts reach out with love..
        Isn’t that our greatest lesson… I feel it is… learning to love, all aspects seeing both the good and the bad sides and why those sides arose in the first place… Maybe it was the lack of love, or the suffocation of love as jealousies can constrict and box in…
        It all comes down to LOVE in some form… Even Anger and grief… when you break it all down…

        Thank YOU dear Mark for sharing always your heart ❀️ xx πŸ’šπŸ™πŸ’–

        1. It took a long time to realize just how powerful that love is Sue, and as you said, it is in all our emotions, our adventures, our everything. It is indeed powerfully guiding us, even if but a gentle touch.
          It is a long journey but we can look back and see it now, in all we do, the wisdom, understanding and most beautifully to finally see it in ourselves and become that one thing we all struggled with.
          Big hugs Sue, may it ever walk with us to that place within, and with that graceful share you ever do. Thank you πŸ˜€β€οΈπŸ™

  8. Ahh yes the evolution of our human experience of love. And then we realise it reaches far beyond and within our experience. It resonates deep within us all. We are held in love, and are no longer separate. We are one with love and hope to become love.
    Thank you Mark πŸ’πŸ™πŸ»πŸ’–

    1. And thank you for sharing your love Val. The one thing that still amazes me is…it is literally in everything. Wherever our hearts are, it will give us exactly what we need to understand. So much so that in this journey with all its ‘duality’, we finally just let go, accept, and become it. Time is just a construct so that we can ‘see and understand’ and become that which we seek.
      Great share kind lady, may it be that destiny within us all πŸ˜€β€οΈπŸ™

  9. “Nothing to be healed–just understood in its wisdom.” Wow, my friend. I LOVE THIS. You summed up a journey about love.
    I’ve been reading about “spiritual poverty” by Dr. Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend. That my “brokenness” is a human condition that I recognize. My heart is GOOD. I’m not a wretch that was saved. My situation was WRETCHED. Grumbling spirit, grumbling situation–I have complete and utter dependence on God–I’m “empty” of myself and the love came flowing in–and finally, I was able to look at myself and love ME the way God loves me. I don’t mind being “broken”. I don’t need to be REPAIRED–it’s a brokenness that says, “I can’t fix it” because it’s a beautiful brokenness–it’s not WRONG-it’s a human state of emptiness that recognizes that LOVE is all that’s needed.
    You’re such a GIFT, Mark. You know, you know, you know. You are so loved! Finn and I send our love and hugs and tons of chocolate and tiny donuts, tooπŸ€πŸ™β£οΈπŸΎπŸ€—πŸ§š!

    1. Haha, I love your comment Karla. It takes a long time to fine tune something so incredible. We are led to believe a fear which like anything new it takes a while to grasp its meaning, understand that that very fear is going to teach us something so profound. We push it away because of its pain, a totally normal reaction, but it isn’t until we realize that it is there we must venture. And like any other thing in this world, when we finally understand something…we let it go. It then no longer hangs around our necks as a weight in all that we do. And once that weight is lifted we begin to do everything from a whole new way of being ❀️
      You’ve opened your heart to God kind lady, and know truly that understanding of His love. The only things shown now are just those new adventures of things not yet understood, but with that love…there with the Grace of God you go. Much love and hugs coming over to you both my friend, and of course many chocolate kisses too (they are an actual chocolate those kisses 🀣), but I give the others freely too πŸ€—πŸ€£πŸ˜‚β€οΈπŸ™

      1. Aww, thank you, dear Mark! β€œFine tuning”…yes! Letting it go! Yes! But not the chocolate 🍫 we’re sending love and chocolate kisses!πŸΎπŸ’•πŸ™πŸ»

        1. Haha, thank you Karla, I’d be lost without my chocolate 🀣 Much love and healing coming to you both my friend. Be in God’s love πŸ€—πŸ₯°πŸ˜€β€οΈπŸ™

  10. Thanks, Mark. I am indeed fortunate…Mentioned grand-parents and my own parents, were the most contented. All had been through the really bad Crash in the 20s, which made them appreciate the better times when they arrived! I was seven when WW 11 started and was separated from my parents. Again, good fortune smiled as I lived with a wonder ul, patient aunt in Wales. Some people, eh! Love and Peace.

    1. Yes, many do not realize that those difficult times are a blessing in disguise. The build the three amigo’s…compassion, empathy and a love all its own. We become it in each and every adventure we follow. And you must be at least 20, so that love does indeed glow within you kind lady, and expressed accordingly. Thank you for sharing the wisdom of its beauty πŸ˜€β€οΈπŸ™

  11. To know grand-pΓ rents’…and parents’ love, is a joy indeed, but then to know a partner’s and childrens’ love is almost beyond measure…Appreciation, contentment and love are bound to follow. xxxxxxxx

    1. Indeed Joy, that love within us changes as we change. Being appreciated in its understanding from all walks of life…especially the hard ones. Then those truly beautiful moments of falling in love, the birth of a child, and of course a grand-parents love are built from a beauty all their own. Thank you for sharing kind lady, may that love inside you glow truly also xox πŸ˜€β€οΈπŸ™

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