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IT DOESN’T TAKE TIME TO LOVE A PUPPY

It doesn’t take time to love a puppy.  You do – or you don’t.  The love will grow over the years, but it’s there initially – or it’s not.

Why should it be any different with people?

Love is not a tiny flame gradually, slowly, increasing.  It’s a sudden bolt.  Incendiary.

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TREATMENT OR THERAPY?

There is a most important difference between treatment and therapy.

Treat, from the Latin tractare, means “to act or behave in a specified manner toward,” for example, to treat one’s guests with courtesy. By extension, it means to give medical aid, for example, treating appendicitis by performing an appendectomy: finding out what is wrong and then acting on it in a specified manner.

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THE CIRCLE OF LOVE

This is probably the simplest and most direct statement that I can make about music: The composer must have in mind only the creation of a message of love of humanity and hope for its welfare. The performer, likewise, must cast aside all thoughts of his self- interest and with love, with caring devotion, receive the message of love from the composer and as a communion give this to the world.

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EVERY PROBLEM A PEBBLE

The ancient Chinese Philosopher Mencius stated – and I’m sure believed – that love is as basic to our nature as it is the nature of water to flow downhill.

Every problem we have is just a pebble, perhaps a rock, impeding the natural flow of chi, of our human nature, through us.

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SPIRITUAL MEDICINE

In the old days, when the spirit left someone, when the will to live and to be whole and perfect and God‑like left him, he just died. One of our very great problems today is that we have the bizarre situation where modern medicine can keep us alive even though we have no soul, no spirit, no will to live.

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