There is no need for hurt or anger if a person you love rejects you, isolates or abandons you.
Love deeply. And when you discover that person does not share mutual feelings, honor it and simply step away. Graciously honor their choice. They know what is best for them and you can channel your love elsewhere.
You put your heart out there for them, for you, for the sake of value and connection. You were you and you were vulnerable and willing and you gave a gift. So what if it wasn’t received or noticed or even refused. And so what if they regret moments you held as precious…
You went through the process of opening up.
You experienced what the whole-hearted do.
And it may never be seen by anyone.
And that is the point.
You loved, you love anyway…
You love through heart-ache, rejection, isolation; because all of those things divide. They cause duality. They turn two or more perfect things into a conflict, into resistance and psychological fortification and perpetual defense.
But love brings all things together. Not the outward expression of it. Not that first. That is not love. Love comes from the limitless well inside you. It is quiet and subtle and kind. It frees. It understands without logic.
It connects you with all that is – the joy and the sorrow. It shows you the necessity and partnership of seemingly opposites.
Love encompasses all things and makes the diversity of all things one with the whole.
There is no striving with love, no exertion or work. Love makes what was difficult easy and as natural as breathing.
The only effort there is with love is just before your acceptance of it.