Love is an active process and way of living. Love is a way of thinking. Love is a spiritual path. If we are willing to risk opening our hearts and minds, we will find ourselves in a universe that we never knew existed. Binding our heart with others and finding Love's supernatural strength uncovers what is so precious about life. Love is what gives life its color and fills us with its meaning. It's what keeps us sane and feeds our soul. As we build a loving relationships we allow ourselves to love people for who they are, not in spite of it.
Never be dismayed at your own faintheartedness in pursuing love, and meanwhile do not even be very agitated by your own audacious acts. I am sorry that I cannot say anything more comforting, for active love is a harsh and fearful thing compared with love in dreams. Love in dreams thirsts for immediate action, quickly performed, and with everyone watching. Indeed, it will go so far as the giving of even one's life, provided it does not take long but is soon over, as on statge, and everyone is looking on and praising. Whereas active love is labor and perserverance, and for some people, perhaps, a whole science. But I predict that even in that very moment when you see with horror that despire all your efforts, you not only have not come nearer your goal but seem to have gotten farther from it, at that very moment--I predict this to you--you will suddenly reach your goal aqnd will clearly behold over you the wonder-working power of the Creator, who all the while has been loving you, and all the while has been mysteriously guiding you. Try to love your neighbors actively and tirelessly. The more you succeed in loving, the more you'll be convinced of the existence of God and the immortality of your soul. And if you reach complete selflessness in the love of your neighbor, then undoubtedly you will believe, and no doubt will even be able to enter your soul.
People come into our lives for a reason, a season, or a lifetime. Take no one for granted and embrace all equally with joy!
Julie A. Manhan ...