Peace can come only when there is love. — Jiddu Krishnamurti
Love is a friendship set to music.
Follow your bliss
There’s something inside you that knows when you’re in the center, that knows when you’re on the beam or off the beam. And if you get off the beam to earn money, you’ve lost your life. And if you stay in the center and don’t get any money, you still have your bliss.
Love is the pain of being truly alive
Love is the burning point of life, and since all life is sorrowful, so is love. The stronger the love, the more the pain. Love itself is pain, you might say -the pain of being truly alive. But love bears all things. Love itself is pain, you might say - the pain of being truly alive.
Love is exactly as strong as life.
The distance of your love is the distance of your life. Love is exactly as strong as life.
It is the imperfections of life that are lovable
It’s important to live life with the experience, and therefore the knowledge, of its mystery and of your own mystery. This gives life a new radiance, a new harmony, a new splendor.
I say, follow your bliss and don’t be afraid, and doors will open where you didn’t know they were going to be. — Joseph Campbell
Anthony de Mello
Don't ask the world to change....you change first.
A man in love does indeed go out to the world not in love but in euphoria
A man in love does indeed go out to the world not in love but in euphoria. For him the world takes on an unreal, rosy hue, which it loses the moment the euphoria dies.
His so-called love is generated not by his clear perception of reality but by the conviction, true or false, that he is loved by someone - a conviction that is dangerously fragile, because it is founded on the unreliable, changeable people who he believes love him. And who can at any moment pull the switch and turn off his euphoria.
Perfect love casts out fear
Perfect love casts out fear. Where there is love there are no demands, no expectations, no dependency. I do not demand that you make me happy; my happiness does not lie in you. If you were to leave me, I will not feel sorry for myself; I enjoy your company immensely, but I do not cling.
The one who would be constant in happiness must frequently change. Anthony de Mello
You don't have to go looking for love when it's where you come from.
The fastest way to destroy love is to make a goal out of it
The fastest way to destroy love is to make a goal out of it, because people who are trying to be loved come from a place that they're not loved.
Love is granting another the space
Love is granting another the space to be the way they are and the way they are not.
To love somebody you have to choose for them to be the way they are
Love is the experience that someone’s all right the way they are. It’s not all the garbage. This thing about songs and all that survival stuff. All the stuff you talk about. What love actually is, is the experience that someone else is all right exactly the way they are. To love somebody you have to choose for them to be the way they are. Exactly
We can choose love
We can choose to make our love for each other what our lives are really about.
To love, accept the person the way they are
The bottom line is to accept the person the way they are and the way they are not, that’s love.
Here is where it is. Now is when it is. You are what it is. Celebrate love. — Werner Erhard
Have you ever thought about it? Do you love yourself?
Have you ever thought about it? Do you love yourself?
Have you ever thought about it? Do you love yourself? Have you any respect for yourself? Forget about love, forget about respect; do you even accept yourself as you are? There is condemnation; you would like to be somebody else, you don’t want to be yourself – not at all.
Love should be like breathing
Love should be like breathing. It should be just a quality in you – wherever you are, with whomsoever you are, or even if you are alone, love goes on overflowing from you. It is not a question of being in love with someone – it is a question of being love.
But to love yourself... you don’t become superior
But to love yourself... you don’t become superior. You don’t even look at yourself. You have not even looked within you at what you have been carrying from your very birth. What is it that you are? Have you ever tried to face it?
You can love only if you are capable of hate
And secondly, anybody who is really original and thinking about love will have to know one thing: you can love only if you are capable of hate. You cannot love if you become incapable of hate. You can love somebody because you are capable of hating somebody else. You have a friend, that is why you can have an enemy. You cannot destroy hate completely and just save love; they are two sides of the same coin. When hate disappears, love also disappears. That is my experience.
Buddha also says love, and don’t hate
Buddha also says love, and don’t hate. Jesus also says love, don’t hate; Mahavira also says love, don’t hate.
But I say to you: if you don’t hate you cannot love. All these people are just talking intellectually. They have not looked into the energy of love and hate, that they are one energy. Love standing upside down becomes hate; it is just standing on its head, that’s all. It is not a different thing. So when hate disappears – I am saying it to you from my own experience – when hate disappears, love disappears too. And what is left is just compassion.
You cannot call it love – love is too passionate a word, too hot a word
You cannot call it love – love is too passionate a word, too hot a word. What is left when love and hate are gone – for love and hate it would be better if I say love-hate and drop the ’and’ because they are not two things – when love-hate disappears, then the energy that is left is compassion. It has no attachment; it is neither love nor hate. It has no friends, and no enemies. Neither Buddha has understood it, nor Mahavira, nor Jesus.
Each step of love will bring its own awareness. This love will not be falling in love; I call it rising in love. — Osho
Love is the bridge between you and everything.
Anything you lose comes round in another form
Don’t grieve. Anything you lose comes round in another form. What you seek is seeking you.
A life without love isn’t a life
If destiny comes to help you, love will come to meet you. A life without love isn’t a life.
Love as long as you live
Laugh as much as you breathe. Love as long as you live.
Your task is not to seek for love
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.
Be in love
Wherever you are, and whatever you do, be in love.
Goodbyes are only for those who love with their eyes
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.
Gamble everything for love
Gamble everything for love, if you are a true human being. Halfheartedness does not reach into majesty!
Just keep smiling and lose yourself in love
Whatever happens, just keep smiling and lose yourself in love.
If I love myself, I love you
If I love myself, I love you. If I love you, I love myself.
You don't have to go looking for love when it's where you come from. — Rumi
The purpose of life is to express love in all its manifestations.
If you love your enemies
If you love your enemies, you will have no enemies.
To see the growth of goodness in your life
Unless you yourself are sinless, do not say a single word about the sins of others, but be quiet. If you make it a habit not to blame others, you will feel the growth of the ability to love in your soul, and you will see the growth of goodness in your life.
Live for your soul
Live for your soul, and without trying or even understanding that you're doing it, you will contribute to the improvement of society.
Remember, you do not live in the world, you only pass through it. — Leo Tolstoy
You will learn by reading, but you will understand with love.
Intellect and love are made of different materials
Intellect and love are made of different materials. Intellect ties people in knots and risks nothing, but love dissolves all tangles and risks everything. Intellect is always cautious and advices, ‘Beware too much ecstasy’, whereas love says, ‘Oh, never mind! Take the plunge!’ Intellect does not easily break down, whereas love can effortlessly reduce itself to rubble. But treasures are hidden among ruins. A broken heart hides treasures.
Love is pure and simple
A life without love is of no account. Don't ask yourself what kind of love you should seek, spiritual or material, divine or mundane, eastern or western…divisions only lead to more divisions. Love has no labels, no definitions. It is what it is, pure and simple. Love is the water of life. And a lover is a soul of fire! The universe turns differently when fire loves water.
Change the way you treat yourself
If you want to change the ways others treat you, you should first change the way you treat yourself, fully and sincerely, there is no way you can be loved. Once you achieve that stage, however, be thankful for every thorn that others might throw at you. It is a sign that you will soon be showered in roses.
FAQ - Love
A purpose of human life, no matter who is controlling it, is to love whoever is around to be loved. — Kurt Vonnegut
How do I attain true peace and harmony?
We must love. Love ourselves, others, and the world around us.
What is the definition of love?
Love is that it is the experience that someone’s all right the way they are. To love is to grant another the space to be the way they are and the way they are not.
How can we choose love?
We can choose to make our love for each the central aspect of our lives.
How do we love ourselves?
To love ourselves, we accept ourselves as we are. To love ourselves we look within for what we have been carrying from our very birth.
Why is love the essential part of life?
As Rumi wrote love is the connection between all things. A life without love isn't a life.
How does love disrupt the dominant systems?
Loving ourselves and each other helps undermine the power of the dominant systems. Be self-loving, nurture strong connections with each other, and we’re less likely to be influenced by the systems that seek to keep us fearful, exhausted, and without a sense of our own worth.
What is the purpose of life?
The purpose of life is to express love in all its manifestations. With great love, there are always miracles.
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