This is odd = some of these words are mine, but they came to me from
smackc4, (Marsha), not from me...) have we overloaded the MF ?
There was an earlier thread today, by Steve who was responding to Marsha:
"You're talking it seems, of the TYPICAL 'High & positive quality' concept
love, as in male/female [or same sex] 'extreme' liking of the other person
and ideally of each other. What if one was an abused [sexually, physically
mentally] child and HATED the actions of a parent/guardian, yet throughout
one's life, is still able to [honestly] state, that they 'loved' their
parent, despite these actions?"
Ted says : these were my words:
I tend to lead toward Steve, here. If you imagine love to be a lot like c
aring, I think it's easy to see that one can care for, and love, something
is not positive. The act of loving, and caring, seem to be always positive
acts, almost by definition.
Thus, it is quite possible to love (a verb) something you 'hate', in fact,
that is the advice of Ghandi, and also Jesus, if I have it right. It may
be the trick is de-verbifying 'hate'. It's a bit harder to love something
you are actively "hatin' on." First let it be. Then love it.
I may have said more, but ??? I'll look to resend ?? It was a late night!
The MF is set to explode!