About Living from the Heart ~

We live by stories passed on for generations about who we are
and where we should be going. But these stories don't always let us live our best lives, because they aren't our personal legends.

Living from the Heart is about discovering our own stories. Choices with Intention. It is the journey to be true to ourselves and to dare to be all God and the Universe made us to be.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Love isn't there to make us happy

"Love isn't there to make us happy. I believe it exists to show us how much we can endure - Hermann Hesse"

I agree with Herman Hesse...for i can see the angle he is coming from.

Love doesn't exist for our comfort. Love exists to help us grow and evolve and become our best. And that isn't always comfortable, nor does it always make us happy. Initially anyway. When we finally align with Love's true purpose, then our joy comes. Our sense of happiness blooms to know we are in the caring arms of Love within and without.

We can then see that there is no good OR bad. For seeing things in 'this or that' mode as if we have only one choice or another, is dual-ity thinking. Instead, when we begin to think in uni-ty we can see that both are sides of the same coin..like night and day exist side by side. We can then see that Love knew all along that it was neither good nor bad, but simply what was NEEDED for us to grow to our better self.

Perhaps this is what Hesse means when he says that love exists "to show us how much we can endure". In that when we are finally stretched beyond measure and suddenly..snap free..we become aware of our own great power.

Love isn't there to make us happy.
Love is there to AWAKEN us to the true meaning of happiness...

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