Monday, June 14, 2010

tools

"when the only tool that you own is a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail."
-source unknown, but i think it's abraham maslow-
 (recited by reverend julie at the Unity center for Spiritual Living on 6-13-2010)

it makes sense, then, to equip our toolboxes with a variety of tools.

what might be some of the tools of Love? ..what tools might allow us to solve problems before they arise?
  • For-give-ness
  • Com-passion
  • empathy
  • cooperation
  • coordination
  • synergy
  • diaphragmatic breathing
  • friendship
  • Under-standing
  • active listening
can anyone think of any others?

---------------other tools, sent from jean, on 6-15-2010:
  • encouragement
  • touch
  • a hug
  • Love them All!
-------------------------other tools, sent from jules, on 6-15-2010:
  • gentleness
  • contemplation
  • meditation
  • co-creative activity
  • trust
  • connection to source
  • truth, and...
  • communication
-------------------------other tools, received from clare, on 6-16-2010:
  • respect
-------------------------other tools, received from anonymous, on 6-20-2010:
  • observation
  • presence
  • curiosity

        11 comments:

        1. Hey Len,

          How about en-courage-ment, a touch, a hug...love them all!

          You too,
          Jean

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        2. I'd like to add:

          gentleness
          contemplation
          meditation
          co-creative activity
          trust
          connection to source
          truth
          and...
          communication

          Just for starters!

          Jules

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        3. thanks, julesbaby!
          :)
          your Love-tools are now part of the list.

          Love,
          len

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        4. thanks, clare!

          i just got your comment today (16th). there must be some kind of problem with blogger, b/c there was no notification.

          (sounds of lenny, whining)
          :)

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        5. Testing, Testing!!!

          xoxoxo, me

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        6. observation

          presence

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        7. thanks, anonymous!

          i'll list them immediately.

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        8. oh yeah, and curiosity.

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