If you find yourself in
love with someone who does not love you, be gentle with yourself.
There is nothing wrong with you. Love just didn't choose to rest in
the other person's heart.
If you find someone else
in love with you and you don't love him/her, feel honored that love
came and called at your door, but gently refuse the gift you cannot
return. Do not take advantage, do not cause pain. How you deal with
love is how you deal with you and all our hearts feel the same pains
and joys, even if our lives and ways are different.
If you fall in love with
another and he/she falls in love with you and then love chooses to
leave, do not try to reclaim it or to assess blame. Let it go. There
is a reason and a meaning. You will know in time.
Remember that you don't
choose love. Love chooses you. All you can really do is accept it
for all its mystery when it comes into your life.
Feel the way it fills you
to overflowing then reach out and give it away. Give it back to the
person who brought it alive in you. Give it to others who deem it
poor in spirit. Give it to the world around you in anyway you can.
This is where many lovers
go wrong. Having been so long without love, they understand love only
as a need. They see their hearts as empty places that will be filled
by love, and they begin to look at love as something that flows to
them rather than from them.
The first blush of new love
is filled to overflowing but as their love cools, they revert to seeing
their love as need. They cease to be someone who generates love and
instead become someone who seeks love.
They forget that the secret
of love is that it is a gift and that it can be made to grow only
by giving it away.
Remember this and keep it
to your heart.
Love has its own time, its
own seasons and its own reason for coming and going.
You cannot bribe it or coerce
it, or reason it into staying.
You can only embrace it
when it arrives and give it away when it comes to you.
But if it chooses to leave
from your heart or from the heart of your lover, there is nothing
you can do and there is nothing you should do...
Love always has been and
always will be a mystery.
Be glad that it came to
live for a moment in your life.
IF YOU KEEP YOUR HEART OPEN,
IT WILL COME AGAIN!
"Yesterday is gone.
Tomorrow has not yet come.
We have only today.
Let us begin."