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Friday, December 16, 2011

One Love at a Time

Beyond romance, though certainly encompassing that, sits a golden rule enshrined in the eternal sphere of life beyond, but inclusive of, our humanity. We are afforded just one love at a time. It’s a simple life we are to live.

Multitasking – Blessing or Curse?

With patience and contentment we’re blessed in accepting a linear process; taking one thing at a time.

Multitasking, in such a busy day, on the other hand, is the capability of hell, when sensibility warrants peace by rejection of temptation to acquire.

Multitasking may seem like a skill, and it may help us achieve multiple things simultaneously, but think of what we give up in order to grab several things at once. It’s a waste if it doesn’t buy us time to contemplate, or sow meaningfully into life.

Simplicity is always a better option than complexity where there is a choice.

Practical Nuances of One Love at a Time

One love at a time is slowing down from break-neck speed, in order to run, then jog, then walk, before crawling and, eventually, sitting. The contemplative person learns more, is more inspired, loves easier, and stresses—in unnecessary ways—less.

Life is in the slowing down.

One love at a time insists upon discernment: it makes its decisive choice and has no recourse for regret because the will is captured to innate satisfaction—the raw direction of life. It knows what it wants and such single-mindedness augments the weaned soul—the spirit at peace with life as it is.

One love at a time has determined this is the way life is to be. It has deliberately set itself upon less, for it has resolved that less is more; wisdom is gained because the folly of acquisition is forsaken.

It costs no more to buy wisdom and there, alone, is blessing.

One love at a time is resolved past envy; over-the-fence-gazing holds no allure, though much loveliness about life is still freely appreciated. How wonderful to let the world be as it is; valuing what other people have; not needing to have same.

One love at a time is, perhaps most obviously, about sexual fidelity: the flagship of sole congruence of heart. Nothing can complicate our lives more capriciously than the sharing of one’s bed or heart. One love at a time, in this respect, is always a picture of one love to last a lifetime (though it may not always end this way, by life’s travesties).


One love at a time is a simple, powerful life. It swaps envy, confusion, and a splintered focus, for a targeted peace; just one purposeful love at a time. Simplicity is the key to the best of life.

© 2011 S. J. Wickham.

Graphic Credit: Ellis Jones Consulting.

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