“Awakened Love”: on the Bridge Above Ego

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I am one who likes bridges and connections. I like actual bridges. I like dawn and twilight. I like season changes. I like to create conversations between shapes and colors on canvas and wedding ce…remonies that celebrate the meeting of hearts and minds. I like to write poetry that celebrates “awakened love,” – the meeting of heart and mind, above the level of the ego.

Egoic “heart” is drama-loving and victimy. Egoic “mind” is cold, aloof and finds endless “reasons” to avoid love. I think this quote from ACIM says it well:”IV. Seeking and Finding T-12.IV.1. The ego is certain that love is dangerous, and this is always its central teaching. 2 It never puts it this way; on the contrary, everyone who believes that the ego is salvation seems to be intensely engaged in the search for love. 3 Yet the ego, though encouraging the search for love very actively, makes one proviso; do not find it. 4 Its dictates, then, can be summed up simply as: “Seek and do not find.” 5 This is the one promise the ego holds out to you, and the one promise it will keep. 6 For the ego pursues its goal with fanatic insistence, and its judgment, though severely impaired, is completely consistent.”
-A Course in Miracles

When you rise above ego, you awaken to wholeness and open up to love that joins passion and spirit, finds practical solutions and builds bridges.

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