This More Human Love

by Julie on February 27, 2010 · 8 comments

Some day there will be girls and women whose name will no longer signify merely an opposite of the masculine, but something in itself, something that makes one think, not of any complement and limit, but of life and existence: the female human being.


—– This advance will (at first much against the will of the men who have been outstripped) change the experiencing of love, which is now full of error, will alter it from the ground up, reshape it into a relation that is meant to be of one human being to another, no longer of man to woman. And this more human love (that will fulfil itself, infinitely considerate and gentle, and good and clear in binding and releasing) will resemble that which we are with struggle and endeavour preparing, the love that consists in this, that two solitudes protect and touch and greet each other.” ~Rilke

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For me, the hope of all this work is for woman to become that which she naturally is: sacredly creative, wildly passionate, compassionately loving, innately life sustaining, and vibrantly alive.

This natural being flowers when she is not keeping herself small, apologizing for her existence, silencing the words she knows must be spoken, and dismissing her own value.

This woman values what she loves, deeply and reverently.

This woman sustains life, in whatever way she must, because that is her life currency.

When woman realizes she is already this woman, the world will change.

And in turn, for man to know himself as he naturally is, by his inherent design. Fully loving, protective of life, all of life. Naturally honoring, respectful, and vibrantly alive.

Ultimately, for me, the goal is for woman and man to bow down to the sacredness in each other, to stand alongside each other, each in their own fullness and independence, each honoring the natural design of the other, in order to provide a loving world for every child, for every animal, for every being we share this amazing earth we call home.

And this more human love (that will fulfill itself, infinitely considerate and gentle, and good and clear in binding and releasing) will resemble that which we are with struggle and endeavor preparing, the love that consists in this, that two solitudes protect and touch and greet each other.” ~Rilke

What other goal could there be other than to become what we are capable of becoming ?

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Sarah Ann February 27, 2010 at 10:19 am

This is beautifully written, both the quote and your words. I needed this today. Needed to read these exact words. You have no idea how deeply.

Thank you.
Thank you.

~Sarah Ann

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sheila February 27, 2010 at 12:30 pm

Beautiful! “What other goal could there be than to become what we are capable of becoming?” Such a simple question with an obvious answer and yet cause for rumination. I for one am striving for that goal and shaking off the icky yucky sticky learned stuff that tries to bump me off my path :)

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whollyjeanne February 27, 2010 at 7:05 pm

“This natural being flowers when she is not keeping herself small, apologizing for her existence, silencing the words she knows must be spoken, and dismissing her own value.” that is my favorite sentence. we often talk about and write about how other dismiss us without realizing that far too often, we dismiss our selves. and the goal? to become ourselves. yes. absolutely, undeniably yes.

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Ronna Detrick February 27, 2010 at 9:30 pm

This woman is embodied in you, Julie. And in such, you invite me ever-more-powerfully and kindly to the same. Thank you.

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Julie February 28, 2010 at 6:53 am

Sarah Ann – You are welcome. Thank you for visiting and leaving your comment. I so appreciate it and value your experience. I’m glad the post resonated for you and touched you in a way that was meaningful. Blessings.

Sheila – Yes, shaking it off for it is not you. It IS learned and can be unlearned. You are what you are underneath the sticky stuff. I see it and it shines beautifully bright. Love to you.

Jeanne – You are so right. We dismiss ourselves. And yet, here we are, dismissed and still here. We might as well then just be this magnificence that is already here. Love you.

Ronna – Ah, the reciprocal invitation. I think that is the greatest thing we women can offer to each other. Our invitation to the other for her to shine brightly, knowing when she does that we shine more brightly ourselves. Sending you love.

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emma February 28, 2010 at 7:28 pm

You always highlight the most amazing quotes!
And yes, the goal of becoming what we are capable of becoming is truly the most enlightened one to have, in my opinion. I simply wish it was more easy for everyone to keep in her or his sights.

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Dian Reid March 1, 2010 at 3:59 pm

“When woman realizes she is already this woman, the world will change.” I love this. I love it because this is what I work towards with my clients session in and session out: you already are the amazing person you’re striving to become. Yes, I use it in a different context, but wow. So beautifully captured here, Julie. Thank you. I’m so grateful for this new hard drive, which makes it possible to read your lovely posts again from the comfort of my couch at any time I choose. =)

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Julie March 1, 2010 at 9:11 pm

Emma – Yes, that roommate in our heads certainly wants to keep us from that goal. Yet, we can’t not be it. I mean, how can you not be what you are? We just make believe we aren’t that. We humans are pretty funny, eh?

Dian – I am so grateful you have that hard drive again, too. Lovely to see you here. Thank you for such kind words. How lucky your clients are to have you for a coach!

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