Of Love and Ornithopters–Journey of Gratitude 2017, day 28

“You don’t make progress standing on the sidelines, whimpering and complaining. You make progress by implementing ideas”.  Shirley Chisholm

This is true whether you are talking about sports, health, business, politics, or personal/spiritual growth. How, though, do we implement such abstract ideas as Loving in Unity, Loving All in Oneness, or Being Whole in Love? It’s hard enough to get off the couch to work out, when I want to implement an exercise plan, which is all laid out in front of me. How do I implement something that is not immediately tangible?

Copyright Tam Black 2015 Designed for susanwithpearls.com
Copyright Tam Black 2015
Designed for susanwithpearls.com


Guiding Thought

We seek only to Love in Unity. Love is Pure in Oneness. We Love All, including ourselves, in Oneness, that we may Know gratitude as the result of Being Whole in Love.


Implementing abstract ideas is neither quick nor easy. Human flight was an abstract idea…until it wasn’t. Photography was an abstract idea…until it wasn’t. The telephone (much less the smartphone) was an abstract idea…until it wasn’t. Start with an idea, create >something<.

Yet, I ask again, how do I implement something that is not immediately tangible? What is more, with each of the examples above, the idea created an object, which related directly back to the idea. What does Love create? What is Love’s object? What is the outcome, the result of the idea of Love?

da Vinci's Ornithopter
da Vinci’s Ornithopter

How long were humans thinking about flying before it became a reality? The myth of Icarus and Daedalus was told before the first century BCE, Da Vinci drew his flying machine around 1485 CE, and the Wright Brothers first flew their invention in 1903. That’s two millennia before the idea of flight was implemented.

How long must we think about Love before it becomes a reality, especially when we do not know what its outcome or result is? What does Love look like in practice, in implementation? In everyday usage?

The idea of Love is in the ascendant! We are beginning to conceptualize what love looks like when we live It, when we be It. We don’t have to have the answers today. We just have to imagine, and build, as best we can, our metaphoric wings of Love. We are the myth-makers telling the stories of what it will be like one day…one day, hopefully sooner than two millennia, after years of vision and imagination, and drawings, and attempts, a future generation understands Love concretely, and implements It in sports, health, business, politics, and everyday life.


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