The practice of love

The practice of love

Listen on Soundcloud: You Owe Me Nothing in Return (Cover) Alanis Morrisette.

I recorded this song sitting at home with my guitar. It’s one of my favourite covers –it’s the spirit of the lyrics that touches me. The practice of love without attachment and yet with devotion; love as acceptance of another exactly the way they are and exactly the way they are not and to have the capacity to be with any kind of communication inspires me.

Why do I call it a practice? Because you gotta practice it. We are not wired this way. One of the best ways I’ve discovered to true myself up to the practice is to notice wherever and whenever I’m not that. Luckily I have a rich ground of opportunity to see where I’m not being accepting, where I’m filled with my own judgements or stuck in the rightness of my position or point of view.

I remember the story of two colleagues – one was on a path of destruction called, getting myself fired and the other was standing for his greatness. She goes up to his desk and leaves him a note that reads, I love you and you can’t stop me. She wasn’t talking about romantic love, she was talking about loving another human being and relating to him as bigger than he was relating to himself.

What if we loved anyway?