Universal Love - A Letter To A Friend

My friend, the notion of "universal love" does not have to leave you in such despair. If you look outside yourself to find this love, if you look to the world, your peers, friends or even family, you will struggle to find this love. It is like trying to find a rare diamond. Just rare. My belief with the idea of "universal love" if we may call it that is that it must come from within. Not only must it come from within but it must dwell within, for true love is not a fleeting emotion, but an everlasting compulsion to do good by someone. If you look to be the taker in this equation you will always be left wanting, yearning and failing miserably to rekindle that love. But if you look to be the giver, love coming from within you, you will never be found wanting for love will always be a part of you and you will always feel the need to express it.

I guess what I'm saying here is this, learn to give it before you expect to receive it. Of course we'd all get tired of giving without receiving every once in a while at least but that is something you have to live with. It is the price you pay for understanding this "love" and what it truly means to know love.

Anger will arise but hate will not stay, frustration will come but depression will not remain. That is my idea of what love does to a person once they truly understand its meaning. I'm not talking about the love between a couple though that is one expression of love. I am talking about that universal love that I believe you are talking about.

Its a hard thing to place your hopes on and a hard way to live your life, but those that receive from you will be grateful for your sacrifice. Sometimes they aren't but sometimes they are. Its a bum deal I know but that is what you will have chosen if you choose the path of love. I hope that helps.

T.A letter to a friend

Scorpio1987 Scorpio1987
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Jan 22, 2013