Words on Love

"There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love." - 1 John 4:18

"Love is a constant state of letting go, of holding your hands outstretched to someone, but never cupping them to keep anything for yourself; hoping that they will pour themselves out in the same way, but knowing that it isn't a matter of reciprocity, but something we MUST do, because the way we love is who we are, not just some activity we engage in...

Love leads to pain a great deal of the time. Sometimes it leads to pain because we have chosen to care so much about someone else that their pain becomes, to an extent, our own. But too often, our attempts to love cause us pain because we love with the expectation of a return of that love, which is never assured...

...love is beautiful. Any true accounting of its nature, no matter how poor the words, can strike a chord within us that can only resonate against that self-sacrificial love which we are so perfectly suited to pursue, but trained by this world to ridicule and abuse." - D. Holt

My hands are still outstretched to you and now they are no longer cupped. I hold no expectation. I just love you for you. Plain, pure and simple.

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