It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

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Thursday, January 15, 2015

Chapter 1, Page 15, Book 15

January 15th - To know you is to love you

For every beauty there is an eye somewhere to see it.

For every truth there is an ear somewhere to hear it.
For every love there is a heart somewhere to receive it.

Ivan Panin

We all had to experience a lot of different things in order to get to the point in our lives that we are today.  We were born knowing little of anything.  We had to learn what love was.  To know what it was about in order to give it and receive it.  

We had to try out a lot of different foods in order to know if we loved them or not.  I’ve read a lot of books but I know I haven’t loved all of them.

No matter how long we may live, we’ll never stop learning. Every minute of every day brings new opportunities to learn something we've never known before. 

There are all kinds of love in this world but never the same love twice.

F. Scott Fitzgerald

I know a few things about love:

Love doesn’t hurt. If it hurts it’s something else. Fear. Attachment. Idolatry. Addiction. Possessiveness.

Jealousy isn’t love, nor is it evidence of love. Jealousy is fear. Love doesn’t drive people mad, it drives them sane. 

If you say you Love someone because of what they can give you, that’s not Love, that’s selfishness. 

Love is letting go because no one feels loved when they are controlled or manipulated. 

Love is a sharing a circle of close friends who are generous, faithful and attentive.

Love is a lifetime of shared experiences that continually redefines what love is.

We can only love what we know, and we can never know completely what we do not love. Love is a mode of knowledge…

Aldous Huxley


betty said...

I liked what you shared about love, Ma, those are all good statements about it. So true that we never stop learning either, especially if we open ourselves up to new things to try or explore.


Scrappy quilter said...

I always enjoy you post. And I want to always be learning no matter my age.

jack69 said...

Good list of what is and what is not Love. In your opening, being born and learning. It is wonderful to be born to a loving family, expecially a loving mother, the best earthly teacher of love.


I think the Ivan Panin poem you note at the beginning of your post is one of the most beautiful things I've ever read.

Rose said...

I love reading your posts. They make me sit back and think and think hard.

Every day is a new learning experience.

Hugs, Rose