the First secret?
the power of THOUGHT.
Love begins with our thoughts.
We become what we think about.
Loving thoughts create loving experiences
and loving relationships.
Affirmations can change our beliefs
and thoughts about ourselves and others.
If we want to love someone,
we need to consider their needs and desires.
To love others, we must first love ourselves
the Second secret?
the power of GIVING.
If you want to receive love,
all you have to do is give it!
The more love you give,
the more you will receive.
To love is to give of yourself,
Practice random acts of kindness.
Before committing to a relationship,
ask not what the other person
will be able to give to you,
but rather what will you be able to give them.
The secret formula of a happy,
lifelong, loving relationship
is to always focus on what you can give
instead of what you can take.
the Third secret?
the power of RESPECT.
You cannot love anyone or anything
unless you first respect them.
The first person you need to respect is yourself.
To begin to gain self-respect ask yourself,
" What do I respect about myself?"
To gain respect for others,
even those you may dislike,
"What do I respect about them?"
the Fourth secret?
the power of FRIENDSHIP.
To find a true love,
you must first find a true friend.
Love does not consist of
gazing into each other's eyes,
but rather looking outward together
in the same direction.
To love someone completely
you must love them
for who they are,
not what they look like.
Friendship is the soil
through which love's seeds grow.
If you want to bring love into a relationship,
you must first bring friendship.
the Fifth secret?
the power of LETTING GO.
If you love something,
l et it free.
If it comes back to you,
if it doesn't,
it never was.
Even in a loving relationship,
people need their own space.
If we want to learn to love,
we must first learn to forgive
and let go of past hurts and grievances.
Love means letting go of our fears,
"Today I let go of all my fears,
the past has no power over me
- today is the beginning of a new life."
the Sixth secret?
the power of COMMUNICATION.
When we learn to communicate openly
and honestly, life changes.
To love someone
is to communicate with them.
Let the people you love
that you love them
and appreciate them.
Never be afraid to say those three magic words:
"I Love You."
Never let an opportunity pass to praise someone.
Always leave someone you love
with a loving word
- it could be the last time you see them!
If you were about to die
but could make telephone calls
to the people you loved,
who would you call,
what would you say
and . . . why are you waiting?
the Seventh secret?
the power of COMMITMENT.
If you want to have love in abundance,
you must be committed to it,
and that commitment will be reflected
in your thoughts and actions.
Commitment is the true test of love.
If you want to have loving relationships,
you must be committed to loving relationships.
When you are committed to someone or something,
quitting is never an option.
Commitment distinguishes a fragile relationship
from a strong one.
the Eighth secret?
the power of PASSION.
Passion ignites love and keeps it alive.
Lasting passion does not come through
physical attraction alone,
it comes from deep commitment,
Passion can be recreated
by recreating past experiences
when you felt passionate.
Spontaneity and surprises
The essence of love and happiness are the same;
all we need to do
is to live each day with passion.
the Ninth secret?
the power of TOUCH.
is one of the most powerful expressions
breaking down barriers
and bonding relationships.
Touch changes our physical
and emotional states
and makes us more receptive to love.
the Tenth secret?
the power of TRUST.
Trust is essential in all loving relationships.
Without it, one person becomes suspicious,
anxious and fearful
and the other person feels trapped
and emotionally suffocated.
You cannot love someone completely
unless you trust them completely.
You cannot trust others
until you trust yourself first
Act and live as if your relationship
with the person you love
will never end.
One of the ways you can tell
whether a person is right for you is to ask yourself,
" Do I trust her/him completely and unreservedly?"
If the answer is "no",
think carefully before making a commitment. 1
after we have mastered the winds,
the waves, the tides and gravity,
we shall harness for God
the energies of love.
Then for the second time
in the history of the world,
we will have discovered fire. 2
 -Ten Secrets to Fulfilling Relationships / ~"Take Flight"
-- from 'Love Quotes'
 ~Teilhard de Chardin
|MorningStar Inspiration from Dawn Cove Abbey