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Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Love


Love does not claim possession, but gives freedom.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Lord, grant that I might not so much seek to be loved as to love.
- St. Francis of Assisi

You know you love someone when you know you want them to be happy,
even if their happiness means that you are not a part of it.
- Anonymous


Real love is never a selfish emotion. If you want something from someone - especially if that something is sex - what you are feeling is not true love. The wonderful anonymous quote above provides an infallible test for love. True love is about wanting happiness for the person you love - and not about seeking happiness for yourself. Fortunately, in most cases our own loving presence is the greatest gift we can give to a person we love. Nonetheless, the litmus test of love is knowing we would choose never to see that person again if we believed that distance would bring them greater happiness.

Read the rest of my article What is Love?

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2 comments:

  1. It's always good to be reminded of this. Thank you.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Its very lovely.
    here is a lovely quotes 4u.
    “That’s the thing about cheating: when you really love someone you’ll do anything to keep them safe.” — Finn

    ReplyDelete

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