Friday, February 28, 2014
Some Last Thoughts on Love
"In the end these things matter most: How well did you love? How fully did you love? How deeply did you learn to let go?" --Buddha
Day 28. Here we are at the end of our month-long focus on love and I find myself with two weeks' worth of quotes still to go. A lot has been written about love. A LOT. And yet, it eludes many of us in one form or another.
Some of us have romantic love, but not self-love. Some have self-love, but have yet to find their life partner. Others have the love of many friends, but long for the love of a family. Some of us could use more of all of the above.
Whatever your situation, I hope that 28 Days of Love has helped you to deepen, grow and expand the love in your life.
Before I call it good, I would like to share with you a few favorites among those quotes that didn't make it onto the blog before now. (Links to old posts, where available, are included.)
"Kindness is love in action." --The Universe, to me, while writing this blog post
"Love which expects something in return is not love at all." --SN Goenka
"LOVE is contagious." --My take on a Sandra Cisneros quote "Anger is contagious."
"This is an illusion – all that matters within the illusion is to show love." --The Universe to me at Disneyland - In my opinion, this can be applied to the illusion of life on Earth as well :)
"We're not here to earn God's love, we're here to spend it!" --Swami Beyondananda - How can you spend God's love today?
"It matters not who you love, where you love, why you love, when you love or how you love. It matters only that you love." --John Lennon
"Love cures people, both the ones who give it and the ones who receive it." --Karl Menninger from @ainebelton on Twitter
"The great thing about feeling deep, profound, earthshaking love...is that you can start with anyone. Next." --The Universe on TUT.com
"Seek to love and not to be loved. Love without expectations. Love expecting nothing in return. Love because it feels good. LOVE!" --The Universe to me in a journal entry after reading The Art of Loving
"Words from the heart of love awaken love in others." --Unknown
"If you're going to have love, first you're going to have everything come up that is not love." --Carlos W Anderson, Assoc Pastor at Unity of NY
"Whatever the circumstances, it is better to love, create and construct than to hate, undermine and destroy." --Helen and Scott Nearing from their book The Good Life
"Love is my only function; Love is why I am here. Love is your only function; Love is why you are here. Love is our only function; Love is why we are here." --A Course in Miracles
"The problem, if you love it, is as beautiful as the sunset." -Jiddu Krishnamurti via Caeriel Crestin
"My Life is Filled With Opportunities to Love and Be Loved." --From an advertisement
"The first duty of love is to listen." --Paul Tillich
"Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that." --MLK, Jr
"Dissolve and Destroy your fear of love." --RUMI
"There is no life without love. None worth having anyway." --Hank Moody
"The whole world is a marketplace for Love." --Attar
And finally, a blessing for you, by way of Master Stephen Co:
"From my heart to yours, I shower you with unconditional love."
Today. Now. Always.