Recognize when You are Loved
January 15, 2007
The person who loves you.. loves you because he or she loves you.
That is it. No further explanations are needed.
No explanations make sense of love anyway.
When there is a powerful reason, a burning need for someone to love you, then the love that results is precarious and can suddenly disappear.
The people who cling to you may make you feel secure, even powerful at first, but in time their love will smother you and you’ll reject them.
The people who rescue you will end up controlling you, and you’ll come to hate yourself for being weak and susceptible to being bought off so cheaply.
The people who flatter you act on the belief that you cannot tell the difference between real love and fawning. They insult your intelligence, and you only believe them when you are desperately insecure.
The love that is most powerful exists for itself, without reasons, conditions, or excuses.
When you find someone who loves you because of the person you are, the way you do things, your humor, your personality, or because this person likes the way he or she feels about himself or herself in your presence, be true to this person.
This person mirrors your best.
I do not try to be accepted. I do not search for love. I want only to be me and am grateful for the gift of myself.
Paintings: “Midnight Rendezvous” & ” Evening In Blues” by Carrie Graber