Look, we’re all family Stop hating your brother and sister Who look different than you Or pray different than you Yeah your skin’s a little different But it looks beautiful on you If we came together Imagine what we’d do If we loved each other like we’d love each other to.
No one ever got hurt by loving too much...our pain comes from needing to be loved. We fool ourselves into believing that love must come from somewhere “out there,” ...when in reality we hold infinite love inside ourselves.
If we realize this, then we are free. Free from fear and hate, Free from desire, dependence, and delusions; Free from the prison of spite and self-pity we build and live within.
We raise these walls to protect ourselves from pain ...before we realize walls can't stop pain. Pain is inevitable...But suffering Suffering is not.
Though we may be in pain If we practice Love we will not suffer Pain is visceral, suffering is spiritual
Anger, sadness, regret, worry...none of these things can survive simultaneously in a person who is intentionally practicing gratitude...who brings compassionate presence TO THIS MOMENT.
We must love without restriction or inhibition. We must love without judgement or expectation. We must love even when it hurts to love... In fact, we must love ESPECIALLY when it hurts to love, Though we are afraid, and may not be loved in return. You will lose nothing through practicing love, and will stay lost until you do.