Love is the will to extend one's      
self for the purpose of nurturing
one's own or another's spiritual
growth.
5


The value of the personal   
relationship
to all things is
that it creates intimacy
and intimacy creates
understanding
and understanding
creates love.
6
Friendship marks a life
even more deeply than love.
       Love risks degenerating into obsession;
       friendship is never anything
               but sharing. 1

Love comes through the eyes
that
see
    and through
    the ears that
hear,
            for people are quite beautiful,
                    and words make feelings clear.

Love comes through the hands
that
touch
with unabashed affection,
    for only through skin-to-skin
            can love
                    maintain its true direction.

Love comes through
the
tastes and smells
    of fresh
    and well-cooked food,
            for in the gift of nourishment
             is much else that is good.

But though love comes through
senses five,
    love comes
    from the heart,
            for there resides
                    the greater love
                            of which ours
                                    is a part.
2

                                    And always,
                            there is that important distinction;
                    to love
            and
    to
be “in love”.

    Can one have love?
            If we could, love would need to be a
thing,
            a substance that one can have,
                    own,
                            possess.

                     Obsession is a state
      of mental and clinical disorder
                                due to which
     people get highly self-centered
                and feel rather insecure
               towards the other person.

            They would rather attempt
       at tying down the other person
                instead of understanding
             their emotions and needs.
3

                    The truth is,
            there is no such
thing as
   
 "love."

"Love" is an abstraction,
perhaps a goddess or an alien being,
although nobody has ever seen this goddess
.

                 In reality,
           there exists only
       the act of loving.

               To love is a productive activity.
       It implies caring for,
knowing,
responding,
affirming,

enjoying:
the person,
the tree,
the painting,
the idea.

It means bringing to life,
increasing his/her/its aliveness.

It is a process,
self-renewing
and self-increasing.
4
If love touches you once,
it touches you
forever.

True love never dies
and lives on
and on.
7
Acknowedgements
[1] ~Elie Wiesel
[2] -Love Comes Through The Eyes That See ~Nicholas Gordon
[3] ~Unknown
[4] ~Erich Fromm
[5] ~Scott Peck
[6] ~Anais Nin
[7] ~Unknown
Love Comes Through Eyes . . .
MorningStar Inspirations
from Dawn Cove Abbey
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