Without love, our lives would pass us by in the blink of an eye. Love has the power to stop the world for a moment. Love makes the world look beautiful. When there is love, there is beauty. When love is drying up in your life, look for the beauty around you. That is where love can be found.
You are beautiful not because you are better than others but because there is only you who can smile like that. May you fall in love with your unique self. Love is trusting someone, being there for someone, being ready to listen with a tender heart for no other reason than love. At times we are not sure whether what we feel is love. At that moment, ask yourself this: “Am I happy to give more even after having given a lot?” If the answer is yes, and there is no regret afterward, then that is probably love.
Love means loving someone the way she is. Wanting her to be a certain way is not love but your desire. Do not attempt to improve someone in the name of love. It is improvement only in your eyes, not in hers. If something is meant to blossom into a relationship, it usually works out without much difficulty. If you are the only one putting in effort, then let him go. This may relieve the pressure, and motivate him to make effort. If not, then it will open up a new path for you.
Excerpt From: Haemin Sunim. “The Things You Can See Only When You Slow Down: How to Be Calm and Mindful in a Fast-Paced World”. Apple Books.