Tag: Growth

Love Gives Life

Photography of Couple Holding Hands
Photo by Andrea Piacquadio

Is love about you? Real love is not about us; it is about other people. According to William Blake, “Love seeketh not itself to please, Nor for itself hath any care, But for another gives its ease, And builds a heaven in hell’s despair.” Love does not seek itself. Because it is not about what you do for yourself; it is not about how you treat yourself; it is about how you treat other people; it is about what you do for other people. Love is not about you. Love is freedom. Love is freedom because love does not require anything from you. If you have it, just give it out. In the words of Samuel Butler, “It is love that alone gives life, and the truest life is that which we live not in ourselves but vicariously in others, and with which we have no concern.” Whether we want to take it or not, love is not about us. It is about other people- our fellow beings.

“It is love that asks, that seeks, that knocks, that finds, and that is faithful to what it finds.”-

Augustine of Hippo


How To Live A Life Of Love

Top View Photo of Rocky Shore
Photo by Pok Rie

What is a life of love? Are you living a life of love? Are you helping other people? Are you reaching out to the poor and needy? Are you loving people for who they are, not for what they have? Are you taking care of your own life? So what is a life of love? A life of love is a life of growth. Because if we are not growing in our lives, then what are we doing here on earth? According to Leo Buscaglia, “A life of love is one of continual growth, where the doors and windows of experience are always open to the wonder and magic that life offers. To love is to risk living fully.” When you are growing, it means you are loving. When you are loving your life, it means you are growing your life. When you are loving, you are growing. Why is that? Because we are here to grow, not to die. Because love gives life.

“To love is to risk living fully.”-

Leo Buscaglia