metaxu ~= "in between"

Posts tagged ‘self and others’

liberty

Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it.

George Bernard Shaw

why celibacy? [4]

I can love more people this way.

tmx

kiss the joy as it flies

He who binds to himself a joy,
Doth the winged life destroy,
But he who kisses the joy as it flies
Lives in eternity’s sunrise.

William Blake

experiences of love

Asexuality – and/or celibacy – can open the door for more diverse experiences of love.

frog and toad

Frog – practical, a problem-solver, eternally patient – and his best friend Toad, who is ruled by his reactions to his surroundings: he wants this, he fears that. Frog never comments on Toad’s behavior, he takes gentle action. More often than not, a story ends not with Toad learning a lesson but with the two friends simply continuing on, side by side.

“Discovering the dharma in ‘Frog and Toad'”, by Arnold Lobel – article by Kathryn Jezer-Morton at LionsRoar.com

being true to yourself

A sense of impurity from violating true values and emotions can motivate good deeds to try and repair the moral damage.

our imperfections

We are imperfect people. And it is often in our imperfections that we grow into our best selves. Our imperfections make us trustworthy.