Truly loving another means letting go of all expectations. It means full acceptance, even celebration of another’s personhood. —Unknown

When you find peace within yourself, you become the kind of person who can live at peace with others. —Peace Pilgrim

Your task is not to seek love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it. —Rumi

Every now and then, I’ll meet an escapee, someone who has broken free of self-centeredness and lit out for the territory of compassion. You’ve met them, too, those people who seem to emit a steady stream of, for want of a better word, love-vibes. As soon as you come within range, you feel embraced, accepted for who you are. For those of us who suspect that you rarely get something for nothing, such geniality can be discomfiting. Yet it feels so good to be around them. They stand there, radiating photons of goodwill, and despite yourself you beam back, and the world, in a twinkling, changes. —Marc Ian Barasch

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