ServiceSpace.org is an incubator of gift-economy projects that is run by inspired volunteers. Its mission statement reads: "We believe in the inherent goodness of others and aim to ignite that spirit of service. Through our small, collective acts, we hope to transform ourselves and the world."
True Story! And this is one of many reasons why I never leave home without my FREE HUGS sign. Even those micro moments of love shared lead to larger moments of conversation and connection. Thank you for sharing a lovely post.
I like what she says, and I recognize it. The flashes of mutual appreciation and affection that are possible on the street, or when buying coffee, or among co-workers - these are very real forms of love. And like the long-term love spoken of in the post above, they give life.
This is an interesting concept and i agree with it at the level of the article. However love can be lasting and unconditional, once one escapes the cultural stories and recognizes the male journey construct that has prefaced our knowledge for quite some time. When more of us realize that quantum physics when applied, changes everything our viewpoints will shift. What this has to do with love, is that love is the feeling attached to evolution, consciousness and as i suspect how they interact. Love is an emotion and a verb, a noun and a link. Love via our western culture has been shaped to be something very, well shallow. Romance, bonding mechanism, happy ever after, the rush, lust divided into terms..really how quaint, no? The stories we inherit affect the beliefs we actualize. So moving into a co creative paradigm, past the procreative (make more humans) we will start to embrace the whole of our emotional states and the full psyche of free will. That story is part of the new narrative. Any others working on this big picture change? Please let me know!![Hide Full Comment]