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You can clutch the past so tightly to your chest that it leaves your arms too full to embrace the present.
-- Jan Glidwell


Wednesday, July 7, 2021

Give love

If your experience of love depends solely on being loved, you are sure to be disappointed. The power of love is in giving it.

Waves crashing on a sandy beach are wholly incapable of loving you. Yet you can have great love for them, and that love can bring much beauty and fulfillment into your life.

By letting go of your expectations about receiving love, you open yourself up to give more love. From that perspective you can fill your life and your world with the power of love.

Love inspires you to do what you would otherwise be reluctant to do. Love brings you courage, confidence, competence, as well as the energy and focus to apply them well.

You are always able to experience love because there is always some way for you to give it. It is in giving love that you find the wherewithal to live with meaning and fulfillment.

Give love and expand its beneficial power into every corner of your existence, of your world. Give love, and live at your most purposeful, authentic, and effective level.

— Ralph Marston

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