Re: Wisdom in Love: Kierkegaard and the Ancient Quest for Emotional Integrity
- I believe I follow you here Alex, and my observation and view is that
an experiential foundation of love and sensitivity must be 'built in'
to the organism in it's formative years, or there can be no retrieval
or return. This foundation likewise containing a keenly discerning
conscience along with a sharp intuitive 'feel' for the authenticity
of things, both within and without. One's peace would then come from
eternally becoming or being a more and more perfectly centered
embodiment of love in action. Which would require continually seeing
and rooting out all falsely conditioned and acquired behaviors which
stem from 'self' or a place of none-love.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Alex"
> <<Kierkegaard writes of the biblical Job's loss of all he cherishedHe
> and its sudden restoration. To find his suffering sufferable, Job
> must find strength to affirm his world, even if only in the hope,
> trust, or faith it will be restored. Furtak explores the fragile
> moments when love slips away and then seems to wondrously return.
> takes over Kierkegaard's term of art, repetition, to frame thisflux
> of loss, affirmation and hope for life-essential love. When thePlatonic
> passional root of significance is severed, nourishment is lost: we
> are bereft. Reconnection with restorative love might take a
> path backward in time to grasp a "recollected" love as anas
> inspiriting "eternal source." Alternatively, with Kierkegaard, we
> might anticipate a future restoration of love. He calls this
> gift "repetition" -- the Danish is close to the cinematic "second-
> take" -- wherein requited meaning appears as blessing, something we
> can hopefully anticipate, but not attain either through effort or
> study or manipulative technique -- and just as surely, not expect
> due us as a matter of course.
> As Kierkegaard has it, love can't be retrieved by hapless staring
> hard at the world, or, more plausibly, by looking for its glimmer,
> Proust-like, in the depths of memory.>>
> for more please check http://ndpr.nd.edu/review.cfm?id=3141