“The More Excellent Way of Love…”

It was 50 years ago today…

On this date — August 28, 1963 — Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., delivered a speech that has reverberated for half a century.

The full text of his speech is available here as a pdf.

Here are a few excerpts from the “I Have a Dream” speech, taken from the web site History Wired, which was created by the Smithsonian Institute Continue reading

Two New Interviews Coming!

The Only Love Project is honored to announce that we will soon feature interviews with Zen Master Ven. Dr. Wonji Dharma (Paul Lynch) and famed Hollywood stunt performer, actor, director Tom Proctor.

1352487901Zen Master Wonji Dharma is Founder of the Five Mountain Zen Order, and President of Buddha Dharma University.

Ven Wonji is a poet, teacher, and author of several books on Zen.

Tom Proctor is enjoying a remarkable career in Hollywood, appearing with some of its biggest stars, since the early 1990s.

TomPTom is known for being a gifted stunt performer, as well as an actor, producer, director, and writer.

Wonji Dharma and Tom Proctor bring a wealth of experience, insight, wisdom (and humor!) to the discussion.

Many thanks to both for agreeing to an interview with The Only Love Project!


De-Splicing Brundlefly

We’re sometimes asked where The Only Love Project came from. The answer is right under everyone’s nose: Facebook.

The Project was born a little over a year ago because of two things:

1. Contemplating a simple phrase from the Dhammapada: “Only love dispels hate,” wondering what it means, how it works, etc., and

2. Watching the anger, divisiveness, bitterness, and sadness on Facebook — about every subject, 24/7.

It doesn’t matter what issue it is, someone inevitably appears with a different point of view. And that’s okay. Differences make life interesting. Imagine everyone eating the same food, reading the same books, watching the same movies, mowing their lawns on the same day, in the same way. That’s not society; that’s the plot of The Stepford Wives.

Sadly, thanks in large part to the Internet, everyone has become firmly entrenched in points of view. So much so that their identity has become their direction.

Their identity has become their direction.

brundleflyIn other words, they and their cause have merged, sort of like Brundlefly in the horror movie The Fly. When scientist Seth Brundle accidentally merged his DNA with a common housefly, the two became one — with disastrous results.

Same thing is happening today — only Continue reading