In our real lives there are always contradictory circumstances that confront us. Out of that mess, we create possibilities of transcendence.
∆ bell hooks
The absence of a sustained focus on love in progressive circles arises from a collective failure to acknowledge the needs of the spirit and an overdetermined emphasis on material concerns. Without love, our efforts to liberate ourselves and our world community from oppression and exploitation are doomed. As long as we refuse to address fully the place of love in struggles for liberation we will not be able to create a culture of conversion where there is a mass turning away from an ethic of domination.
∆ excerpt from “Love as the Practice of Freedom” by bell hooks
Our society is so hell-bent on setting definitions for things that we see the opposite of definition as confusion, when in reality definitions are just words that humans put on a thing to limit it in order to make sense of it. There are so many things we must undefine in order to make them useable again so as to build new and better connections.