Defining Four Aspects of Love and Bringing it Alive
“What aspects of “me” have I deemed unloveable? And can I fall madly in love with the aspects of self that I believe are unloveable?” - Lola WrightThis week on Find Your Fierce & Loving, I’m bringing you a topic that we’ve been talking about in the Our Circle community: how to define a love that is truly alive. As articulated by Vietnamese Buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hahn, there are four aspects of love: loving-kindness, compassion, joy, and freedom. Join me as we dive into how love must come alive in ourselves, with romantic partners, among intimate friends and family members, and then in the public square. I am asking us to go beyond a conceptual understanding of love and activate a lived practice.(00:40) - Bringing love alive(05:37) - Loving yourself(07:21) - Loving your romantic partner(12:36) - Love in intimate relationships(14:57) - Love in the public squareDo you want to unleash your inherent love and goodness, liberate yourself, and free humanity from the oppressive systems and structures we have created? We are here to support you in finding your fierce and loving life. Join us in Our Circle, a vibrant membership community rich in opportunities for engagement and transformation. Find out more at lolawright.com/our-circle.You can follow Lola Wright, on Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter and learn more about my work at lolawright.com.Chicago born and built, Lola grew up in wealth and privilege, yet always sensed something was missing. She sought out aliveness and freedom in music, immersing herself in the hip hop and house music scenes of 90s Chicago. After finding herself on her own at 23, as the mother of two young children, she became determined to create a new experience.Lola is an ordained minister with a gift for weaving together the mystical and material, she served for many years as the CEO of Bodhi Center, an organization committed to personal transformation, collective awakening, conscious activism, and community-building. This podcast is produced by Quinn Rose with theme music by independent producer Trey Royal.If you'd like to receive new episodes as they're published, please subscribe to Find Your Fierce & Loving in Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts. If you enjoyed this episode, please consider leaving a review in Apple Podcasts. Your reviews help others find the show.