# 30:

If you wish to bring joy and love to others,
you must be full of joy and love.
You cannot give what you do not possess.



~ Russ Allison Loar
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No Regrets
















The butterfly does not miss being a caterpillar.





~ by Russ Allison Loar
~ Photograph by Kathy Hardy
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# 17:

Question everything
and perpetuate what is good.



~ Russ Allison Loar
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Of This World



















We are not in this world. We are of this world.



~ by Russ Allison Loar
Artwork by Julie A. King ~ website?
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# 82:

Consider how your vision of the world
is created by your emotions.

Then, set your emotions aside
and take another look.



~ Russ Allison Loar
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Peter Pantheism



I am a Peter Pantheist.

I have a childlike belief that everything is a component of God.



~ by Russ Allison Loar
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# 93:

People want the security of knowing
and so spend their lives
cementing their beliefs into place,
constructing the impenetrable wall of self.



~ Russ Allison Loar
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Pretense




















What you pretend to know,
 closes your eyes to the truth.





~ by Russ Allison Loar
~ Painting "Futile Regret" by Roberto Gonzalez Fernandez
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# 239:

I cannot prove angels exist.
It would hurt their feelings if I tried.



~ Russ Allison Loar
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