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You feel this in your heart. You’re on the right path and in your right place if … you feel love in your heart and let it live there to motivate, guide, heal, and influence yourself and others. Let all be done through love. In our culture, we think of love as mushy and weak, even helpless. We tend to think of love superficially as though it isn’t something we have. Yet, love is our true nature. Love is mighty and powerful to awaken, transform, and even bring healing. Through love we receive understanding, mercy, joy, and forgiveness. Through love most all our emotional needs are met. :woohoo: :side:

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Through love we feel worthy and valid. Through love we serve a higher purpose and unite in a higher calling. We feel happy. As we allow love to lead the way, we are given vision how to do it better. History books offer historical records on nations’ policies, important government leaders and decisions of nations. We gather information about war, important events, cause and effects of successes and downfalls. History books don’t mention the most important history of all, the record of our hearts engaged in loving and how we most progress on earth through love. :oops: :oops:

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Through love we find our sense of belonging. It may not come through the form of family, but through others who are close to you and who you care about and who show up for you. We operate best when we move through our days with love and goodwill, which allow us to release fear, hurt feelings, and negativity. Only through the power of love do we truly feel we’re not alone and that all is well. Love gives deeper meaning to everything. When we feel loved we feel most alive. When we love others it’s as though we’ve come home. Love is worth our time, focus, effort, and prayers. :kiss:

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Here’s a prayer asking for help with love. Dear Divine Love, help me to love, to live courageously and powerfully with love, with a heart ready to pour love to myself and others. Help me to love freely without condition or requirement of receiving. Help me to respond to those in need even when I don’t see it. Help me to give them love even if through a smile or a simple word or thought. Help me to make a better world through my love. Help me to care and to grow more caring and to carry love in my heart and show love in my actions in how I treat others and how I allow them to treat me. :whistle:

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Help me to be cleansed of all reluctance to love: of bitterness, fear of hurt, and memory of hurt. Let Love wash over me and clean me of all that is holding me back. I want to love! Help me to remember this. I want to live in a world where I’m alive with love, compassion, and caring regardless of harsh or uncaring conditions surrounding me or others. Help me to break free into forgiveness of all things past and present. Help me to move past all misgivings and unfair treatment I have received or given. Help me to rise to the bold, brave, beautiful occasion to love every day and to love as many people as I can. And to forgive myself when I fail. :P :P ;)

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Help me to rise above criticism and judgment as well as all that would prevent me from my right to love. Help me to be the person I came here to be, one of bold love, light, and upliftment to myself and all who I meet. Help me to remember that every person I encounter needs and deserves love and lives for love as I do. Help me to remember to bring them my love and care so together we move past acting as though we don’t matter to each other or that we live alone within our world, separate from each other. Help me to create bridges of love to others and to take a moment to love strangers, nations, friends, neighbors, and family – and especially when I disagree with them. :cheer:

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Help me to live a life of love. Help me to be blessed by love and to share the blessing with others. Help me to remember that there is nothing more important in my life than to love. Please stay in my heart, and allow love to be more dominant than anger, a bad mood, resentment, or apathy. Please move me to loving action and free me of not responding to the importance of showing and giving love to others. As human beings, love seems to have an important role in our lives: our lives go better when we are loved and when we love others. Yet the role that love plays is not simply that of an optional accessory or adornment it is nice to have, like icing on a cake. :S

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Love is more fundamental than that and seems to speak to our very humanity: without love, or at least the potential for love, we would be somehow less than human There are, I believe, many ways in which this is so, ways that correspond to different types of love. Think about some ways we use the word, ‘love’. Although we sometimes say that we love chocolate or watching some TV show, meaning simply that we like it very much, I do not think such liking has the kind of “depth” or importance in our lives that our loves normally do. By contrast, such “depth” is evident, for example, in someone’s love for her job or being an amateur musician or volunteering at the local soup kitchen. :P :P

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In such cases we don’t merely like the objects of our love; we value them in the sense that we find them to be a part of what makes our lives worthwhile and so contributes to our sense of who we are. In other cases, the objects of our loves are other people. Such personal love is especially rich and interesting because of what its object is: if who we are is made up, at least in part, by what we value, then if I love someone, part of my concern must be for what he values: I must value what he values for his sake. This is, we might say, a matter of our intimately identifying with our beloveds, so that their identities become in this way a part of our own. :cheer: :)

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Clearly there is much more to be said here, but I hope this is enough to show how our loves, as a matter of finding things important in these various ways, shape our reasons and motivations for acting on behalf of things we find important in life, so that we are sometimes willing to sacrifice our own interests (or even ourselves!) for the sake of what we love. Love thus bears importantly on our agency in a way that helps define and shape it as distinctively human. Yet what I want to suggest here is that another form of love, which I will call love of humanity, is central to our agency in a different way that bears directly on our freedom and responsibility. :P :dry:

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