The one and only time I got the fortune cookie -
"in love you could shine like a brilliant star" - the words burned into me.
I had not loved like a brilliant star. Loving didn't come easily to me. Still
Thinking comes easily. But loving. No. Hard to reach out.
And also hard
to feel strong intense flowing love.
And yet the words burned in me.
Something in me went, yes, I could do that.
I knew that somewhere I had it in me to do that.
It's been years. I'm still not an expert on loving. But I still like that fortune cookie.
And loving and also grieving have changed my life, over and over.
So what is Dr Zee's loveline about, if not inspired words from an expert on love?
It's explorations of inner self stuff
that matters to me -
on love, on what to do about anger, on how important imagination
on how to make a relationship work, love relationship basics, solving
relationship difficulty, figuring out a receipe for a healthy relationship,
how to create happy love relationships.
I'm no expert -
no Dr Phil, no Oprah, no Ann Landers, no Dear Abby.
I'm someone on her own journey
and part of
huge worldwide changes.
The world over, something's happening in the area of personal development,
personal growth, self-exploration, self-awareness, self-knowledge.
It's as big as anything that's happening with technology.
exploration, experience, observation, analysis -
we're learning how to make things better between people, time after time.
this is an area where I'll never stop learning.
Lifelong learning on inner self stuff
the heart of the LoveLine
heard of a study done on a group of nuns.
those with the greatest flexibility of thought when young
were the most mentally awake as old women;
those with narrower thought patterns, narrower interests,
narrower ways of speaking were the most likely to be senile.
I know it isn't that simple.
Brilliant people - novelists, filmmakers, researchers -
have been struck by Alzheimer's
and every other form of age-related mental disability.
But the study gave me hope - because I want to be able to continue,
in my mind, in my life, in everything, to keep exploring.
And there is very little I find more
interesting than love.
Love - something we need to flourish.
So this is Dr
And perhaps you're on your own exploration.
December 13, 2008
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This is, by the way, my fourth attempt to descrive what
the LoveLine is about -
partly because what it's about has changed. I started with moreof an
I might be a mini advice-giver.
But that, I realize, is not my role. There are so many
other people for that.
Plus I'm only one person - I can't stretch that far, not with all the
other parts of my life.
So I've moved to something smaller, something that fits
My thoughts on inner self stuff -
and maybe you'd like to add yours.
For the earlier versions
of my vision of the LoveLine, click here.
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