“Love gives naught but itself and takes naught but from itself. Love possesses not, nor would it be possessed; for Love is sufficient unto Love. When you love you should not say ‘God (Love) is in my heart,’ but rather, ‘I am in the heart of God (Love).'” – the Prophet by Kahlil Gibran
Love is not a getting of “what you need to get,” in order to validate your own sense of worth. Love is not something “you need to feel,” whether giving with or without any reason – though giving Love without reason is much more true to Love’s own Heart. Love is not doing what is wanted by yourself, for yourself. Love is not giving what another wants from you, nor doing what another wants you to do, just to make them feel better about who they wish to think they are. Instead, Love supports those with such low worth with encouragement to aid them to strengthen their own selves – for you can not carry the burdens of another. Love also is firm kindness to those who are so weakened by their views of life, to reassure and to give them hope, that change for the good is possible and worthwhile. Love never gives out of guilt, nor manipulation, what is clearly not of benefit, to you or to any other. Love is neither prideful, nor blaming, nor judgmental of ourselves or of others. We all are equal on this journey through life. We all will forever be learning to deepen in Love.
Love is caring without regard to one’s own needs. It is giving when you are too tired, too busy, too impatient, or too upset to even want to give. Love is sharing without being asked, simply from the seeing a need for support. Love is also the answering of that need for support without any consideration for returns or rewards. If you cannot give what is being asked for, or do not feel it is good to do so, then the selfless giving of a heartfelt smile, of kindness and gentleness, is truly a gift few seldom receive. Love is caring for, supporting and helping with, when the need is real. Love is the practice of loving-kindness and caring to all beings and things. Living that from the essence of one’s own heart, one may become a part of Life’s Heart. Love is the best healer of all wounds. Love is the deepest need and the greatest reward, were that heartfelt real need but heeded.
Love is the offering of all offerings (givings), as a prayer to Love itself for Love’s only reason… The being in the joy of Love and the living from the very heart of Love, itself. Thus, “Be In Love” only, for it’s own sake!
Mother Teresa has said that giving is not giving until it hurts. Yeshua has said, you give little when you give of your possessions and are truly only giving when you give from your heart. Buddha has said that of all his teachings, Love is the greatest, and that everything else that he taught is worth 1 /16th of what he taught about Love. To quote Abdu’l-Baha: “In the world of humanity, the greatest king and sovereign is Love. If Love were extinguished, the power of attraction dispelled, the affinity of human hearts destroyed, the phenomena of human life would disappear.” Let Love then, be a giving from your heart, without any need for returns.
In order to give from Love truly, you cannot help but be in Love in your own heart. Even a little movement in the direction of true Love is valuable and transforms one’s way of existing and way of being, throughout all life. All Love selflessly given is aided by the powers of all life.
Be well & Be in Love…