Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Owl feather

"Love is the only emotion
that expands intelligence."
— Humberto Maturana

17 Comments:

Blogger Brenda said...

Now you've got me thinking, does love expand my consciousness, or does crisis? I've always thought it was crisis. But that love enabled me to survive crisis, and the often painful expansion of consciousness! Oh, my- :)

7/25/2006 9:55 AM  
Blogger MB said...

Brenda, I think you got it. Without the love, there would just be scarring and that's not expansion of intelligence.

7/25/2006 10:01 AM  
Blogger Mary said...

Love dissolves barriers like sunshine on the morning mist. Intelligence is therefore not limited and constrained by fear where love is present.

7/25/2006 10:06 AM  
Blogger alan said...

An owl feather and comments...all expanding my intelligence!

Thank you...

alan

7/25/2006 11:46 AM  
Blogger Dale said...

Not entirely sure love is best categorized as an emotion, but I'm sure it expands intelligence.

7/25/2006 4:22 PM  
Blogger robin andrea said...

Yes. I think we are seeing what hatred and fear accomplishes. Wouldn't it be nice to really try love?

7/25/2006 4:55 PM  
Blogger MB said...

Dale, how would you categorize it best?

7/25/2006 5:57 PM  
Blogger MB said...

Mary, so lovely to see you here and hear your clear voice. It dissolves barriers indeed.

Alan, thanks for your comment — as always!

RA, oh, I'm with you!

7/25/2006 6:39 PM  
Blogger Dale said...

A practice? An intention? A perception? (Hmm, no, I don't really like any of those all that well, either :-> Never mind.)

7/25/2006 7:31 PM  
Blogger MB said...

Dale, to me it is also like a flame. Or then again, like soil, or water. Or air. An element? I know that's not where you were going, but it strikes me that perhaps any label is not necessary, only the understanding that love is.

7/25/2006 7:34 PM  
Blogger MB said...

Uh, what I'm trying to say is that I think it defies accurate categorization.

7/25/2006 7:37 PM  
Blogger Pat Paulk said...

Yes it does defy being stuck in a box. It certainly is the measure of real intelligence.

7/26/2006 5:07 AM  
Blogger Lee said...

That's a new thought...

7/26/2006 6:00 AM  
Blogger snowsparkle said...

reminds me of my favorite bumper sticker...
"i have found no greater wisdom than kindness"

7/26/2006 11:11 AM  
Blogger Lori Witzel said...

I think Love -- the Big "L" Love in contrast to the "small self" love -- is a solvent.

It dissolves boundary, separation, self-identification, reason, other emotion, space, time...you name it, it dissolves it.

Into what?
I suppose into the most essential undescribable One.

7/26/2006 8:18 PM  
Blogger Frankie said...

GREAT quote!

7/27/2006 9:42 AM  
Anonymous Silvermoon said...

Terrific quote!
(super title given this wisdom)

7/29/2006 9:25 PM  

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