The Daily Love
A place to Love and be Loved
until now I have been writing you privately because I wanted to support you in that way, without joining a conversation. Today I want to publicly acknowledge the tremendous amount of growth I’ve see in you this past year. With this article, seemingly and literally about Lance Armstrong, I see this is about you. You have a lot of courage and enough love for yourself, which is where I think you’ve grown the most, to step out in the public eye and say that you lied, manipulated, cheated, etc, just to get power. You are naming something that we all do and liberating yourself from the suffering, shame, and lack of integrity that it has brought to your system, as you now rebuild and transform.
I know you will keep telling the truth in a way that opens hearts and minds. And on top of that, what you say makes logical sense! You hit all the right notes for the mind and the heart and in a way for the body… (given Lance’s body trying to tell him something and his compensation for it).
You have matured so much. I don’t care what your body looks like, or how many sweets you eat, or how rich you get. I care about your heart and your growth and your growing ability to articulate the deeper aspects of psychospiritual life for all who read your column.
I’m not romanticizing you or idealizing you, sorry — I know there’s always that twinge of wanting strokes; we’re only human. But I am congratulating you and applauding your journey and courage to reach deeper into yourself, and thus be of service to others.
with awesome respect and the feeling of promise,
Dear Mastin – thank you for this blog about Lance. I thought I was the only one out there who felt his pain and wanted to give him love rather than judgment. I found you on the Super Soul Sunday and am so grateful that you are a light in my life now.
Dear mastin well done good job, absolutly agree with you about lance poor guy jus started his jurney with the first step.good luck for him and a lot of love he will needed. Sandor.
Thanks for this. I love the way you’ve put this and agree. It’s all about the love, baby. You’re so eloquent and I appreciate what you have to say.
Absolutely – do not judge. There were pressures, there was a code of secrecy, and once in it it is almost impossible to get out of the quagmire. He still was an athlete (even if he used performance enhancing drugs), and he worked hard, very very hard.Tthere was not magic in all those hours of training. there was sweat and will power. There was one big screw-up area - he did it, so did others. He won all those races so he gets the most focus, and he pays the biggest price. I feel his pain and humiliation. He has had a very challenging life. Something about the media excoriation of Lance just does not feel right to me. tSo thank you for presenting your feelings about this breaking story. Already he is the butt of jokes..and it feels crude to me.
Thank you Mastin for wanting to set an example of love and forgiveness. It’s harder to withhold forgiveness when you’ve experienced it on the receiving end. In the same way, it’s harder to pass judgement when you have received grace instead of judgement on so many occasions. Sometimes I wonder if those that are quick to judge (like I have been in the past) just haven’t experienced grace yet. Grace changes everything Thank you for speaking truth and having the courage to address things like this. Thanks for being a light!