Where There’s Love There’s Life

I saw this quote the other day and I just love it. I have no idea who said it and can’t find the reference to who spoke the words. But it kind of follows on from yesterday’s Live Life Now post – especially for those who are alone or lonely.

“Giving someone all your love is never an assurance that they’ll love you back!heart
Don’t expect love in return;
Just wait for it to grow in their heart,
But if it doesn’t, be content it grew in yours.”

And I think that’s what it’s about! Love is fundamentally the feeling that arises in YOU – we enjoy the feeling of being in love because it makes US feel good! Often we confuse this with the OTHER making us feel that way when in fact it is our own spirit creating the feeling!

Having someone love us should not be the goal!  In the same way no one can make you feel bad about yourself, they can’t make you love. All these emotions arise within and from US as the source – not externally.

Experiencing love – and that can be love for a person, love for an animal, love for a place, love for a pastime – that is what makes us human and should be our goal. So love doesn’t necessarily mean you must be partnered to be happy. It means that if you have experienced that feeling/emotion we call ‘love’, then you have lived!

(The title is actually a paraphrase of a quote from Gandhi: “Where there is love, there is life”.)

© Earth Goddess Wisdom – www.earthgoddesswisdom.com

 

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