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Old 11-01-2000, 11:52 AM   #10
Mike Collins
Location: San Jose
Join Date: Jun 2000
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There may also be some misunderstanding about what "love" means.

I believe it is loving to stop someone from doing bad things to themselves or others.

I believe it is loving to force myself to grow spiritually by going beyond what I'm comfortable with.

I believe it is loving to let someone else experience their own power.

I don't necessarily believe it's loving to be passive when someone else is being aggressive, to the detriment of themselves or another.

I don't necessarily believe that it's loving to embrace only passive love and be unable to protect someone else from creating their own negative karma.

I do believe that it is loving to keep a sense of humor, be myself, and make others think. (Sometimes I even make me think).

Love, like Aikido, has a lot of sides. Everyone comes from/to the side with which they feel affinity.
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