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Put away the book, the description, the tradition, the authority, and take the journey of self-discovery.

Love, and don’t be caught in opinions and ideas about what love is or should be.  When you love, everything will come right.  Love has its own action.

Love, and you will know the blessings of it.

Keep away from the authority who tells you what love is and what it is not. No authority knows and he who knows cannot tell. Love, and there is understanding.

From I Corinthians 13

Love is patient; love is kind; love is not envious or boastful or arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice in wrongdoing, but rejoices in the truth. It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

Love never ends.

Inuit love song

You are my husband, my wife.

My feet shall run because of you.

My feet dance because of you.

My heart shall beat because of you.

My eyes shall see because of you.

My mind think because of you.

And I shall love because of you.

Aqua Vita ~ Elwyn James

As the rain falls from the heavens on the mountain giving birth to fresh streams,

which run their courses to the seas and ocean, and there they meet as one, before

returning to the sky, so it is

with every sentient being.

Completing the circle, we are all

like streams current in life’s river,

tiding through the world,

meeting others, joining them,

strengthening and being strengthened, refreshing and being refreshed,

guiding and being guided.

And the rivulets, rivers, and sea,

which, in reality, are one, the same,

are made more by each drop of water,

each stream, which brings with it

in its flow colour and life.

So it is with us; each one,

enriching the community of humankind,

each one, by its being, adding colour,

and strength, and love.

Sonnet XVII ~ by Pablo Neruda

translated by Stephen Mitchell

I don't love you as if you were the salt-rose, topaz or arrow of carnations that propagate fire: I love you as certain dark things are loved, secretly, between the shadow and the soul.

I love you as the plant that doesn't bloom and carries hidden within itself the light of those flowers, and thanks to your love, darkly in my body lives the dense fragrance that rises from the earth.

I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where, I love you simply, without problems or pride: I love you in this way because I don't know any other way of loving but this, in which there is no I or you, so intimate that your hand upon my chest is my hand, so intimate that when I fall asleep it is your eyes that close.

Lao Tzu

By accident of fortune

a man may rule the world for a time,

but by virtue of love

he may rule the world forever.

The Beatles

Love is all you really need.