Spearmint Love

 No one knows if the apostle Peter’s femur is truly under the Vatican, though there’s strong evidence in support of the belief.
 No one knows how old the cosmos really is, but we know just enough to know it’s far older than any of our suppositions.
 In this way, neither evidence or knowledge are exclusive but in both cases unsentimental thinking is most advantageous.
 The poet Rumi wrote: “Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.”
 Substitute knowledge for love in Rumi’s declamation. It’s a guaranteed recipe for humility, which when achieved, leads you back to love.
 Insufficient knowledge is the greatest barrier to humility and also the greatest obstacle to love.
 Full knowledge is absolute humility.
 “Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.” (Carl Jung)
 This is all I really know.
 Oh, and spearmint gum doesn’t really have any spearmint in it.
 – Posted using BlogPress from my iPad

Author: skuusisto

Poet, Essayist, Blogger, Journalist, Memoirist, Disability Rights Advocate, Public Speaker, Professor, Syracuse University

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