“Some people feel love in their hearts. Some of us feel it all way into our souls. We’re the ones who can’t forget.” Judith McNaught
“Lots of people say they want real love but they have no idea what it means. When they come across someone who loves them unconditionally it can be very confronting, even painful. Rather than deal with that lack in themselves and take the opportunity to grow, they simply get rid of the source of that pain, and sometimes . . . that is you.” Aria E. Appleford
“Understand that as you are growing up, anytime at all, anything that is contradictory to the unconditional love that you know you are made of is presented to you, anytime you are forced by situations to limit yourself, to cut yourself off from that unlimited being that you are, anytime you are in anyway shape or form coerced into not being allowed to express the totality of your being, anytime that this occurs, you then choose to diminish your awareness of yourself just a little bit more. Just a little bit more, just a little bit more – fit into this mold, that mold, do it this way, this is the way it’s done, you must fit, you must fit, you must fit – you don’t want to be thought of as strange or unusual, you don’t want to be looked at as crazy and locked up. You must fit, you must belong – you must be one of us.
Alright, I’ll diminish myself a little bit more, and a little bit more, and a little bit more, because I want you to love me. I am missing the love, where is the love? Is this the way to get it? To accept what you are saying, to buy into your belief? If I believe as you do, if I limit myself, will you love me? Alright, I’ll limit myself.
But then after you are so good at doing that – thinking that you are doing it because that’s the way you are going to get the love that somehow isn’t there, that somehow isn’t unconditional, all of a sudden you begin to realize you’ve been doing it long enough that now you don’t know any other way to attract love, other than to continue to limit yourself. And so this is the process you are now going through, to break that chain of limitation, of self limitation, so that you can understand that you deserve unconditional love anyway, no matter what, just because you exist. There are no specific parameters that must exist to define you, to say that you must be this way in order to deserve the unconditional love that comes from All That Is.” Bashar
“Through the blur, I wondered if I was alone or if other parents felt the same way I did – that everything involving our children was painful in some way. The emotions, whether they were joy, sorrow, love or pride, were so deep and sharp that in the end they left you raw, exposed and yes, in pain. The human heart was not designed to beat outside the human body and yet, each child represented just that – a parent’s heart bared, beating forever outside its chest.” Debra Ginsberg