Inconvenient Love

calm-before-storm-1“Love suffers long, it is kind and does not envy…it is not easily provoked and keeps no record of wrongs. It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. It never fails. Only three things will last forever: faith, hope, and love. But the greatest of these is love.”       ~1 Corinthians 13:4-13

Love is inconvenient.

Before it can be a noun

it must be a verb.

If you don’t love

when it’s inconvenient

you don’t love at all.

About mitchteemley

Writer, Filmmaker, Humorist, Thinker-about-stuffer
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11 Responses to Inconvenient Love

  1. I really like this. Thanks. 💖

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  2. Faith, Hope and Love is my favorite.

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  3. socialbridge says:

    Very true. A lovely post, Mitch.

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  4. dawnlizjones says:

    I would say the cross was a bit inconvenient…

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  5. “I got to thinking about Inconvenient Love and partial lobotomies. Two seemingly different ideas that might just be perfect together – like chocolate and peanut butter?”

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    • mitchteemley says:

      Not sure what you’re implying, Ray. That loving selflessly is a mindless act? I consider it quite the opposite, actually.

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      • No Mitch, think about this, there is something within us which is perfect, whole, complete—our original being and discover of true Self. But we suffer heavily from distraction, due to intense psychological conditioning and false identity. We look at what is our deluded identity imagine rather than looking for the deluded identity itself. Transcendence of any self-belief as the person into the recognition your true nature is our highest and deepest challenge.

        Our loyalty to our worldly conditioning obscures our intuitive recognition of our timeless being and so we sleeps on. Incapable of recognizing and acknowledging our own delusion, we remain oblivious of our perfect Self. Incredibly, when we begin to investigate our self, we will come to recognize our conditioned identity as a mere psychological thought construct.

        Many people find it refreshing to hear and experience truth being pointed to in a simple way. It helps them to recognize what is timelessly perfect within themselves and immense joy is released through this awakening as the spirit can once again breathe deeply in the empty room of the Absolute.

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  6. mitchteemley says:

    Ray, WordPress only lets me reply once to comments, then I have to start a new comment. I see that you’re referring to the concept of self realization taught by eastern metaphysical religions.

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  7. No not necessarily Mitch, many people seem find it very refreshing to hear and experience truth being pointed to in a simple way. It helps them to recognize what is timelessly perfect within them-selves and immense joy is released through this awakening as the spirit can once again breathe deeply in the empty room of the Absolute.

    If you allow this simple awakening to be fully assimilated in your consciousness, thereafter, by itself, your view, your approach to life will be radically different. Let your mind, your tendencies be fully baptised in this understanding. This is the sulphuric acid bath that your mind, your identification gets soaked in. Bring your consciousness to rest in itself. Let this consciousness, the sense ‘I am only this I am’ incubate in itself. Stay only as ‘I am’; stay only as awareness; stay only as emptiness. Keep your mind in neutral. It’s enough. It is enough. This is it.

    This simple concept is it beyond it is it. This is all you need to know. It’s all you need to hear. Yet, it is the soap that washes off all the impressions. Because all the impressions from the place of the true you, they are untrue. It will leave you as the ‘you without you’. Be this you-less you. Stay as this. This is the glorious, stateless state. The Absolute.

    Here you have met and dissolved in your Buddha nature, in your Christ consciousness, in your Krishna consciousness. Here you are one with yourself. You’ve heard people say ‘one love’; this oneness is love. Stay as love. Rest in love.

    This is all I was trying to say about Inconvenient Love and partial lobotomies is like seemingly different ideas that might just be perfect together – like chocolate and peanut butter!

    Blessings from your smart car friend, Ray .. :^)

    Btw, this narrative started in response to people mourning in my facebook “trending” timeline the loss of David Bowie, Glen Fry and now Frank Finlay, when I think we should all be celebrated their final awaking as now being apart of a much higher consciousness in the Absolute.

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  8. Nancy Ruegg says:

    Strong truth in few words, Mitch. I’ll have to remember: I can best prove my love when it’s inconvenient!

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