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Love’s Return

“Love is life.  All, everything that I understand, I understand only because I love.  Everything is, everything exists, only because I love.  Everything is united by it alone.  Love is God, and to die means that I, a particle of love, shall return to the general and eternal source.”

~Leo Tolstoy as quoted in The Spirit of Loving, edited by Emily Hillburn Sell.

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Opening to the Light and the Dark

“In order to develop love–universal love, cosmic love, whatever you would like to call it–one must accept the whole situation of life as it is, both the light and the dark, the good and the bad.  One must open oneself to life, communicate with it.”

(Chogyam Trungpa,  from the compilation, The Spirit of Loving, editor, Emily Hillburn Sell.)