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Feyisayo Anjorin

Freelance Director, Afro-Carribean Media Group

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If one's reasoning is not based on love, one is more likely to make wrong choices than right ones.

We've got the best of us, we've got the worst of us; and we've got everything in-between.
I have not seen any human society that sees love as a vice. There have been debates about who should be the first object or subject of our love; and we argue about priorities and preferences about love; some hold on to ancient wisdom, some would think wisdom is as new as fancy gadgets.
Love is desirable; we seek it and give it, and we proclaim it without shame.
If no voice is strong enough to smother the glory of love, could we be right to say that love is the ultimate guide?

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    Nov 26 2012: Hello Feyisayo:>)
    I believe that at any given time, we are coming from a place of love (respect, appreciation, gratitude, compassion, empathy, humor, joy, curiosity etc.), or a place of fear (hate, disrespect, lack of compassion and empathy, greed, etc).

    In my perception and experience, love opens all channels and sources for information, so it is more likely that the choices and decisions we make while in a state of love will be more successful....that is how it has been for me in my 60+ years of the life adventure.

    Some folks seem to perceive love as seperate from logic and reason. For me, love is the foundation of all that is, and strongly supports everything in the life experience when/if we open our heart and mind to that possibility:>)
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      Nov 26 2012: I love the point you made that 'love opens all channels and sources for information'.

      According to Albert Einten: "Love is a better teacher than a sense of duty".
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        Nov 27 2012: I love that you love that point Feyisayo:>)

        Coming from a place of love causes me to feel open hearted, open minded, curious and ready to receive information without conditions....unconditional love. Love draws people to us, and connects all of us.

        When I have felt, at times in the past, that I was coming from a place of fear, I felt closed up in my heart and mind....unwilling, or unable to receive or give anything.

        People sometimes perceive love and fear to be seperate from reason and logic, when in fact it is all connected.
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        Dec 6 2012: I agree Feyisayo, that love is a very good teacher, opening up many possibilities, WHEN/IF we recognize and acknowledge ALL the possibilities.
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      Nov 26 2012: I love the point you made that 'love opens all channels and sources for information'.

      According to Albert Einten: "Love is a better teacher than a sense of duty".
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      Nov 26 2012: I love the point you made that 'love opens all channels and sources for information'.

      According to Albert Einten: "Love is a better teacher than a sense of duty".

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