Real love is not selfish; it frees both the giver and the receiver. Knowing we’re loved sustains our hearts and diminishes our difficulties. It doesn’t bind us, yet paradoxically it bonds our hearts. These encouragements to grow, to change, to dare to depart if it’s for our own good, are expressions of real love. Real love is never ownership, only stewardship of this moment’s experience.–
- Spiral in the heart of love (medium2spirit.wordpress.com)
Forgiving is love’s toughest work, and love’s biggest risk. If you twist it into something it was never meant to be, it can make you a doormat or an insufferable manipulator. Forgiving seems almost unnatural. Our sense of fairness tells us people should pay for the wrong they do. But forgiving is love’s power to break nature’s rule.
~ Lewis B. Smedes ~
A little soul poem for those who that have found .
The purpose of our LIVES is to be happy.
And to get to our happy place…we must LOVE…WE LIVE TO LOVE…not always in a romantic way/doesn’t have to be but we LOVE…hope you have a wonderful day blessings ~Joanne~
If I Get your Smile;
I don’t Need Flowers..
If I get your Voice;
I don’t Need Music
If you Speak to Me,
I don’t Need to Listen
to Any Body Else..
If you are With Me,
I don’t Need the World
Love, compassion and concern for others are real sources of happiness. If you have these in abundance, you will not be disturbed even by the most uncomfortable circumstances. If you nurse hatred, however, you will not be happy even in the lap of luxury. Thus, if we really want happiness, we must widen the sphere of love. This is both religious thinking and basic common sense.