personal development

Love, Not Fear

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"Those who love to be feared fear to be loved, and they themselves are more afraid than anyone, for whereas other men fear only them, they fear everyone."- Francis de Sales, Bishop of Geneva

Where there is fear, there can be no love. Why is that? Because love and fear cannot live together.
You cannot love and fear at the same time. 

If you love something, you can't hate it at the same time. If you do, then it is not real love. 
If you love something, you cannot fear it at the same time. If you do, then you are not being honest with yourself.

Love is bigger than fear. Love is better than fear. Love is sweeter than fear. When you are in love, you know no fear. When you are in love, you know no hate. When you love yourself, you accept yourself as you are. When you love others, you accept them as they are. 

Love is about acceptance, not about rejection. Love brings people together. Love doesn't separate people. Love is a healer, not a killer.
With love, with the power of love, you can bring out the best in other people. And with the power of love, you can bring out the best in yourself. Because love asks that you take care of yourself.