The Gentle Arts of Letting Go and Giving Back
My lifelong effort to understand and practice the art of loving has led me to write two books on the subject. Since it might he assumed that I consider myself an authority on agape, Eros, and philia, it is with considerable embarrassment that I report that my two marriages — one of 17 years and the other of 25 years — ended in divorce.
I offer these reflections on the possibility of creating a loving divorce not as an expert but as a candidate and a continuing student of the difficulties of loving. You will notice that there are no personal details in the article that follows. You are invited to read between the lines. I hope that, in time, I will learn from the theoretical wisdom and insight of the author of The Passionate Life and To Love and Be Loved and become a better practitioner of the art of abiding love.
A mother and her son discuss the bumpy transition during teenage years.
Once there was a little bunny who wanted to run away.
So he said to his mother, "I am running away."
"If you run away" said his mother, "I will run after you.
For you are my little bunny."
To encourage progress in religious thought in 1971 Sir John Templeton set up the annual Templeton Prize, $1 million for whoever makes the most substantial innovation in religion each year. But his larger goal is making people get over the concept that they’ve got the total proof. To get them to feel, “Gee, I want to learn more.”
“If we become increasingly humble about how little we know, we may be more eager to search.” -- Sir John Templeton