SOME IMPORTANT LESSONS ON LOVE AND LOVING


I know many people, including myself, who want to be loved for what they do instead of what they are. I had always thought that if only I wrote enough books, I would be loved. You think that if you are important, somebody, who does interesting things, achieves this or that, you become lovable. Nothing can be further from the truth. You will be admired, or envied, but you won’t be loved.

I have learned that this is a very important thing to learn. It is not something one learns once and for all, but is a process of continual remembering. The only way to be loved is to love; to learn to love; to become the kind of person for whom love and loving is important. This includes, first of all, loving oneself.

What was that line by the Beatles? The love you take is equal to the love you make.

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