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50 Words to Your Dreams Chapter 33 Love by Michael George Knight


33 LOVE

Love is a word that has as many definitions as there are people to define it. Love can mean an intense feeling of deep affection for some and love can mean passion for others. Love can mean romance, desire, lust, yearning, infatuation, warmth, intimacy, attachment, endearment, devotion, worship and ardour. It can also be compassion, care, kindness, goodwill, altruism or philanthropy. As you can see the word love can mean different things to different people.

 

Ask ten people what love means to them and get ten different answers, but I ask you what does love mean to you? What thoughts come to your mind when you think of love? What people come to mind? What things come to mind? What do you love to do? What makes you come alive? What do you care about? Everyone has a different blueprint of love. A different way of experiencing love, a different way of showing love and a different way of getting love. For some to experience love they require romance and intimacy, for others it might be as simple as showing compassion and caring for another. Love can be felt by a simple loving thought, a loving word spoken or heard, a loving act seen or watched on TV. The way we get love isn’t as important as the feeling of love itself. Cultivate more love into your life.

 

WHAT IS BLOCKING YOU FROM EXPERIENCING LOVE?

Before we look at ways to cultivate more love into your life, lets take a moment examine what is blocking you from experiencing love? What or who is stopping you from feeling love? Or are you missing that someone in your life to love and get love from? Is it yourself that is stopping your from experiencing love by your own thoughts? Have you been hurt in the past and now have your defenses up blocking love from entering into your life? Are you in a relationship and the romance has stopped? There could be a multitude of reasons that you are not experiencing the love you desire in your life. First step is identifying these love blocks before you take the next step in consciously cultivating more love into your life.

 

ACT YOUR WAY TO LOVE

You can think loving thoughts and say lovely things, but performing loving acts is what really gets the job done. Act your way into love by consciously performing loving acts. The quickest way to feel love is make another person feel loved. By the simple act of showing love to another through your loving actions, you increase love just as a candle loses nothing by lighting another candle. You can inject love into your life by your loving actions. Let’s use an example to illustrate this further. A woman recently inherited her family fortune worth millions with one catch to the inheritance, she must give it all away before she too passes on. The woman decides to randomly mail complete strangers a cheque for $1,000 with a note that reads. “Someone out their loves you and wanted to make you smile, now go out there and make someone else smile too.” The woman ends up sending out cheques to thousands of strangers with this one message. Who do you think received more love? The people randomly receiving a $1,000 cheque with a lovely note or the woman who sent out the thousands of cheques? I’ll let you decide that one.

 

QUOTES ON LOVE

  • A dog is the only animal that doesn’t have to work for a living. A hen has to lay eggs, a cow has to give milk, and a canary has to sing. But a dog makes his living by giving you nothing but love. (Ryan O’Meara)
  • A loving heart is the truest wisdom. (Charles Dickens)
  • A physician once said, “The best medicine for humans is love.” Someone asked, “what if it doesn’t work?” He smiled and said, “Increase the dose.” (Unknown)
  • All love experiences are beneficial, except to the person who becomes resentful and cynical when love makes its departure. (Napoleon Hill)
  • Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage. (Lao Tzu)
  • Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. (Martin Luther King, Jr.)
  • Do not think that love in order to be genuine has to be extraordinary. What we need is to love without getting tired. Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies. (Mother Teresa)
  • Don’t move the way fear makes you move. Move the way love makes you move. Move the way joy makes you move. (Osho)
  • Eat like you love yourself. Move like you love yourself. Speak like you love yourself. Act like you love yourself. (Tara Stiles)
  • Every time you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing. (Mother Teresa)
  • Falling in love is not a choice. To stay in love is. (Unknown)
  • Far too many people are looking for the right person, instead of trying to be the right person. (Gloria Steinem)
  • For just as love is my weapon to open the hearts of men, love is also my shield to repulse the arrows of hate and spears of anger. (Og Mandino)
  • Goodbyes are only for those who love with their eyes. Because for those who love with heart and soul there is no such thing as separation. (Rumi)
  • Gravitation cannot be held responsible for people falling in love. How on earth can you explain in terms of chemistry and physics so important a biological phenomenon as first love? Put your hand on a stove for a minute and it seems like an hour. Sit with that special girl for an hour and it seems like a minute. That’s relativity. (Albert Einstein)
  • I am wise, for I know that love is the answer to all questions. (John Demartini)
  • I express the energy of unconditional love to all people and all things in my life. (Wayne Dyer)
  • I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear. (Martin Luther King. Jr.)
  • I have found the paradox, that if you love until it hurts, there can be no more hurt, only more love. (Mother Teresa)
  • I searched for love everywhere until I found where it was all along, inside. (Debi Maldonado)
  • I will greet this day with love in my heart. (Og Mandino)
  • If you could only love enough, you could be the most powerful person in the world. (Emmett Fox)
  • If you don’t have love for yourself and don’t carry around this higher energy of love, you can’t give it away. (Wayne Dyer)
  • If you wished to be loved, love. (Seneca)
  • It is good to love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is well done. (Vincent van Gogh)
  • It’s easy to find someone to chill with. But it’s hard to find someone to build with. (Unknown)
  • Let yourself be silently drawn by the stronger pull of what you really love. (Rumi)
  • Life without love is like a tree without blossoms or fruit. (Kahil Gibran)
  • Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them, humanity cannot survive. (Dalai Lama)
  • Love cannot live under domination. (Norman Vincent Peale)
  • Love doesn’t make the world go around. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile. (Franklin Jones)
  • Love everyone and serve everyone. (Ram Dass)
  • Love goes very far beyond the physical person of the beloved. (Viktor Frankl)
  • Love is a game that two can play and both win. (Eva Gabor)
  • Love is a language which the deaf can hear and the blind can read. (Mark Twain)
  • Love is a risk; you risk bearing your soul, opening your heart and feeling vulnerable, but it’s much better to take the risk and have nothing, than to always play it safe. (Steven Aitchison)
  • Love is a state of being, not a trip from here to there. (Deepak Chopra)
  • Love is a state of being. Your love is not outside; it is deep within you. You can never lose it, and it cannot leave you. It is not dependent on some other body, some external form. (Eckhart Tolle)
  • Love is a verb. Love is doing, saying, showing. Never think just saying you love someone is enough. (Unknown)
  • Love is an emotion with many sides, shades, and colour. The love which one feels for parents or children is quite different from that which one feels for one’s sweetheart. (Napoleon Hill)
  • Love is an unconditional commitment to an imperfect person. To love somebody isn’t just a strong feeling. It’s a decision, a judgement and a promise. (Unknown)
  • Love is happy when it is able to give something. The ego is happy when it is able to take something. (Osho)
  • Love is not what you say. Love is what you do. (Unknown)
  • Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. (Corinthians 13:4-8)
  • Love is the ability and willingness to allow those that you care for to be what they choose for themselves without any insistence that they satisfy you. (Wayne Dyer)
  • Love is the bridge between you and everything. (Rumi)
  • Love is the glue that holds everything together. (Unknown)
  • Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into a friend. (Martin Luther King Jr)
  • Love is when you are thinking: “How can I make you happy?” Attachment is when you are thinking: “why aren’t you making me happy?” (Ponlop Rinpoche)
  • Love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is done well. (Vincent Van Gogh)
  • Love one another and help others to rise to the higher levels, simply by pouring out love. Love is infectious and the greatest healing energy. (Sai Baba)
  • Love yourself first so that other people will love you too. (Isabel Lacuesta)
  • Love, and you shall be loved. (Ralph Waldo Emerson)
  • Memories of love never pass. They linger, guide, and influence long after the source of stimulation has faded. There is nothing new in this. Every person, who has been moved by genuine love, knows that it leaves enduring traces upon the human heart. The effect of love endures, because love is spiritual in nature. The man who cannot be stimulated to great heights of achievement by love, is hopeless-he is dead, though he may seem to live. (Napoleon Hill)
  • Once a person loves himself or herself, the natural tendency is to turn outward toward loving and caring for other people. This is the mark of the healthy, happy person. (Brian Tracy)
  • One word frees us of all the weight and pain of life: That word is love. (Sophocles)
  • Our job is to love others without stopping to inquire whether or not they are worthy. (Thomas Merton)
  • People think a soul mate is your perfect fit, and that’s what everyone wants. But a true soul mate is a mirror, the person who shows you everything that is holding you back, the person who brings you to your own attention so you can change your life. (Elizabeth Gilbert)
  • People were created to be loved. Things were created to be used. The reason why the world is in chaos is because things are being loved and people are being used. (Unknown)
  • The love that you withhold is the pain that carry. (Alex Collier)
  • The most difficult thing in the world to do is to send love in response to hate. (Unknown)
  • The one thing we can never get enough of is love. And the one thing we never give enough of is love. (Henry Miller)
  • The people who are the hardest to love are the ones who need it the most. (Peaceful Warrior)
  • The relationship between husband and wife should be one of closest friends. ( R. Ambedkar)
  • There are many treasures, but the greatest of these is love. In other words, it’s better to live in a tent on the beach and know love, than to live in a mansion all alone. Your family and your love must be cultivated like a garden. Time, effort, and imagination must be summoned constantly to keep it flourishing and growing. (Jim Rohn)
  • There are two basic motivating forces: fear and love. When we are afraid, we pull back from life. When we are in love, we open to all that life has to offer with passion, excitement, and acceptance. We need to learn to love ourselves first, in all our glory and our imperfections. If we cannot love ourselves, we cannot fully open to our ability to love others or our potential to create. Evolution and all hopes for a better world rest in the fearlessness and open-hearted vision of people who embrace life. (John Lennon)
  • There is no greater power in the universe than the power of love. The feeling of love is the highest frequency you can emit. If you could wrap every thought in love, if you could love everything and everyone, your life would be transformed. (Rhonda Byrne)
  • There is only one poverty and that poverty is a heart that cannot love. (Osho)
  • To love for the sake of being loved is human, but to love for the sake of loving is angelic. (Alphonse de Lamartine)
  • We’ve got this gift of love, but love is like a precious plant. You can’t just accept it and leave it in the cupboard or just think it’s going to get on by itself. You’ve got to really look after it and nurture it. (John Lennon)
  • What is love? Love is the absence of judgment. (Dalai Lama)
  • What is the difference between I like you and I love you. Beautifully answered by Buddha: When you like a flower, you just pluck it. But when you love a flower, you water it daily. (Buddha)
  • When love empowers people, amazing things can happen. (Zig Ziglar)
  • When someone loves you, they don’t have to say it. You can tell by the way they treat you. (Unknown)
  • When we come to the end of our lives, it won’t be the material things we’ve accumulated that we’ll want surrounding our bed. It will be the people we’ve loved and those who have loved us in return. (Zig Ziglar)
  • When you find true love, home is no longer a place. It’s the person you love. And wherever they are, you’re home. (Unknown)
  • Whenever we can manage to love without expectations, calculations, negotiations, we are indeed in heaven. (Rumi)
  • Where there is love there is life. (Mahatma Gandhi)
  • Wherever you are, and whatever you do, be in love. (Rumi)
  • You are what you love, not what loves you. (Kyle Cease)
  • You can only become truly accomplished at something you love. Don’t make money your goal. Instead pursue the things you love doing and then do them so well that people can’t take their eyes off of you. (Maya Angelou)
  • You don’t have to change anybody, you just have to love them. (Maharaji)
  • You must love in such a way that the person you love feels free. (Thich Nhat Hnah)
  • You need power, only when you want to do something harmful otherwise love is enough to get everything done. (Charlie Chaplin)
  • You never lose by loving. You always lose by holding back. (Barbara de Angelis)
  • You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection. (Buddha)
  • Your task is not to search for love but to find a portal through which love can enter. (Eckhart Tolle)
  • Your task is not to seek for love but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it. (Rumi)

 

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