“Contrary to what the Bachelor/Bachelorette television franchise and the entire spirit-decimating Hollywood Industrial Complex would have you believe, romantic love is not a competitive sport.” ~ Cheryl Strayed
Love is not hold me tight and never let me go.
Love is not I love you… I love you too.
Love is not exclusive.
Love is not religious, spiritual or secular.
Love is not black, brown or white.
Love is not monogamous or polyamorous.
Love is not sexual or romantic.
Love is not marriage.
Love is Love is love…
Love is not dependence.
Love is not expecting anything.
Love is not conditioned or conditional.
Love is not bound.
Love is not quantifiable or even really describable (though we will keep trying).
Love is not happily ever after.
Love is the path and the goal.
Love is Love!
“We don’t just love and leave it there, but we ask something in return, and in that very asking we become dependent.
So freedom and love go together. Love is not a reaction.
If I love you because you love me, that is mere trade, a thing to be bought in the market; it is not love. To love is not to ask anything in return, not even to feel that you are giving something—and it is only such love that can know freedom.
… Without love there is no freedom; without love, freedom is merely an idea which has no value at all.” ~ J. Krishnamurti
Love elephant and want to go steady?
Editor: Renée Picard
Image: Wikimedia Commons