Person A~ I love you
Person B ~ I love you more.
It boggles me when someone says “i love you more”
I don’t think that’s possible. It doesn’t make sense.
One, I think person B is being insulting and discrediting person A.
Two, how is one person able to love more than another?
There either is or there is not love.
Love is not conditional nor is it quantifiable. It simply is. It is not something you ‘have’ or can keep safe and hidden away.
When you love someone, you love everything about that person. At least i do, even the things i do not necessarily “like” in their behavior, it is still a part of them, and i love them.
In truly loving another being able to celebrating their joys and feeling the pain of their heartache.
I do feel that there are different types of love. Existing without reason or condition, blooming from kindness and nurtured by compassion.
I feel that love is something so simple and easy, it is complex and difficult for many. It is for me at times. Afraid to let go, give into it, and feel. Being honest and learning from Love.
Learning to love, learning from love and becoming a better person because of it. Not only with others but also in learning to love oneself and be as good to you as you would another… so very difficult, learning to set healthy boundaries.
One of my favorite quotes is from the novel ‘Time Enough for Love’ by Robert Heinlein :
“The more you love, the more you can love–and the more intensely you love. Nor is there any limit on how many you can love. If a person had Time Enough, he could Love all of the majority who are decent and just.”
Wow, how would that be?
Being honest with myself, and daring to allow my heart to open up and love, whether reciprocated or not… and walking away when things are no longer ‘healthy’, without bitterness and still feel that love and compassion… psssst: I’m still learning.
Usually when I can do it, another door opens to something better than I thought possible.
Because of these experiences, I understand more of myself, my mortality… I have no time to live my life in guarded fear.
Regardless of how easy it is to be comfortably numb.
to be continued~