Don't ever forget this.....
I understand this now
Whoa! I was just gonna say lessons learned..
Then teripiper had already blown it out of the water..Whew!
That was a mouthful of truth....Great review Teri..!
Love this quote!! Seen it many times... but always touches me =D
This is truth. Not many, if any, human beings can give true love without being so fearful and needy themselves that they destroy another person by conditioning them out of being themselves in the supposed name of 'love'.
A person who can truly love another just as they are is the most valuable human quantity in this world. I am not even sure that state of being exists. I know we would all like to think we are capable of loving another, but the true state of love rarely exists between two humans.
Humans fear their own worthiness too much to allow another to just love them without doubting. Love is vulnerable and can hurt if abused by another or used against you to control you. This happens all too often.
Fear manifests itself in many forms: jealousy, envy, control, affairs, power plays, accusations, ultimatums, selfishness, domestic violence, judgment, condemnation, lies, manipulation, prejudice, bigotry, lording over, leveraging money or love to force complaince with one person's demands and many other manifest realities of human relationships. This is not love at all, but a need to control another person to feel loved yourself. It is an unhealthy state of being and, in reality, destroys love that may actually be true if you would or could just 'let it be' (in the words of the Beatles).
Just once, before I die, I would like to at least know that true love exists somewhere on this planet, even if it is not I who is loved.