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I would describe love as…

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In his book Perfect Love, Imperfect Relationships, John Welwood defines love with these amazing words:

I would define love very simply: as a potent blend of openness and warmth, which allows us to make real contact, to take delight in and appreciate, and to be at one with – ourselves, others, and life itself. Openness – the heart’s pure, unconditional yes – is love’s essence. And warmth is love’s basic expression, arising as a natural extension of this yes – the desire to reach out and touch, connect with, and nourish what we love. If love’s openness is like the clear cloudless sky, its warmth is like the sunlight streaming through that sky, emitting a rainbow-like spectrum of colors: passion, joy, contact, communion, kindness, caring, understanding, service, dedication, and devotion, to name just a few.

Written by Philoman

July 29, 2010 at 8:13 pm