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Poets make Valentine’s Day seem as though romantic love is both ecstatic and melancholic. But what about the reality? Once we find ourselves in the trenches of what we both labelled love… how do we experience love and the vulnerability it brings?

Love is the absence of judgment.
― Dalai Lama

Remember that the best relationship is one in which your love for each other exceeds your need for each other.
― Dalai Lama

You must love in such a way that the person you love feels free.
Thích Nhất Hạnh

If you love someone, the greatest gift you can give them is your presence.
Thích Nhất Hạnh

Let us not love with words or tongue, but with actions and in truth.
― 1 John 3:18

Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.― Lao Tzu

Where there is love there is life.  Mahatma Gandhi

A deep sense of love and belonging is an irreducible need of all people. We are biologically, cognitively, physically, and spiritually wired to love, to be loved, and to belong. When those needs are not met, we don’t function as we were meant to. We break. We fall apart. We numb. We ache. We hurt others. We get sick.  Brene Brown

“The heart was made to be broken.”
Oscar Wilde

(Poets always get the last word.)

Interested in reading about vulnerability in action and all its rewards? Visit A Blog About Love.


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