Fool for love. Creative process is good. Relaxation is good. Make time for good things.
“Oh My Love” is a song written by John Lennon and Yoko Ono that appeared on Lennon’s Imagine album in 1971. George Harrison contributed guitar on this song and several other songs for the album. (wikipedia)
John: Well I don’t know who made the golden rule that sex and love have to go together because I’ve enjoyed love without sex and sex without love – and quite often they come together (there you go), but quite often they don’t.
Yoko: So what is love then? I really think that love is something to do with relaxation. When You’re guarded with somebody, then you’re not relaxed. And when you’re guarded with somebody, you can’t love that person. Love is when you understand it so well that you relax finally . . . and we have that kind of relaxation between us a lot.
While meditating last night, I felt an opening—a feeling of spaciousness throughout every cell of my body. I realized that the spaciousness of relaxation is where love flows. Though I was alone, I could feel love for my life, for the world. That’s a good feeling! (It seems I haven’t felt open and relaxed in a long while).
After I was done meditating, I saw one of my roommates and asked him if I could give him a hug. He said, “Yes, is everything alright?” I said, “Yes.” And so, we hugged.
2 thoughts on “What I’m Loving – Oh My Love”
Your post & the video talk (below) remind me of comments in our most phone call yesterday regarding love being free of burdens of unnecessary complications. “Perfect love casteth out fear.” (Bible) “All fear is born of duality, ignorance of underlying unity.” (Upanishads )
I was present for this Q&A on Love from August 1970 with His Holiness Maharishi during a month long intro TM teacher training course & deep meditation retreat at N. California’s Humboldt State U with 1500 internationals (then on to Europe for six months final course phase). As a regional center leader in the movement I was graced with reserved front row seats for the month. I’ve often thought you may have been there, too, in a previous birth… …Certainly as inside my “own” Self, as (one with) “my” (our) Self, but perhaps as in your then own youthful (‘pre-Holly!’ 1970) form as well. Just betcha. Where did you go afterwards?
On a somewhat different note, Yoko, when she attended our NYC benefit concert coupla/few years ago headlined by Paul and Ringo (& Donovan & many others) to support programs teaching TM in public inner city schools, said she’d been doing her TM meditation every day & if John were here he’d have been the first to sign-up to perform at the concert in support of Maharishi’s programs teaching TM in schools and everywhere else. Paul and Ringo agreed. And of course everyone spoke of feeling that George was right there with them.
that’s beautiful, Patrick.