Brain Pickings excels once again! I love this blog by Maria Popova, which you can read in full by following the link in the title. I have added a couple of quotes, and some thoughts of my own on the topic of love. It is a positive theme after the sadness of the last few days…
“To love without knowing how to love wounds the person we love.”
I have been very wounded by the experiences of my childhood, and only in recent years have been able to see this, deal with it, learn from it, and heal. Oh, and learn to love and accept myself fully, the final step at least for me. The next quote really resonated with me, as my childhood was not glowing with respect and love between the adults, or the children and this has not really changed, but thankfully, I have. No amount of money or possessions is really love… an inheritance of unconditional love and acceptance is the real and richest wealth in our lives. I am very lucky to experience this with my BUB and sons.
If our parents didn’t love and understand each other, how are we to know what love looks like? … The most precious inheritance that parents can give their children is their own happiness. Our parents may be able to leave us money, houses, and land, but they may not be happy people. If we have happy parents, we have received the richest inheritance of all.