The Spirituality of Love Multimedia Resources
To get you thinking on the topic of love, I suggest you read:
- Sonnet XLIII from Sonnets from the Portuguese by Elizabeth Barrett Browning,
- Sonnet XVIII by William Shakespeare,
- A story about political correctness and love called Mouse and Me, and
- The story of the love and martyrdom of Saints Sergius and Bacchus.
I believe that music can inspire and energize our hearts. I know this is an oldie, but please listen to Vanessa William's "Save the Best for Last" and think about the wonderful lack of logic and reason in how we love.
I heartily commend to you this wonderful story from Rabbi Paysach Krohn's book Echoes of the Maggid. (If you're not familiar with many Jewish folks, it may help for you to know that "Hashem" is Hebrew for "The Name." As a show of respect, many Jewish persons do not speak aloud any of the biblical names for the Creator in casual conversation but use a place holder word like "Hashem" to identify the Holy One. Knowing this may make the first few paragraphs of Rabbi Krohn's story more easily understood.)
Before we can experience love fully, we must first be at peace within ourselves. I invite you to get into a comfortable position and listen to this guided meditation, Being Peace led by the Vietnamese Buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hanh.
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