This reflection is dedicated to Eric and Tracy – two very special people in my life who recently passed from this physical life and have entered into their next journey as the fullness of Love.
Their physical life was, like ours, a journey…a quest for experiencing Love on this earth. It took them many places; they had many experiences, some pleasant and some not so much. Through it all, they learned of Love, expanded into Love, lived from Love and experienced the exquisite reality of Love.
We too, are on a similar quest. Often, we ramble and feel lost and alone. Sometimes we feel like Love is ‘out there’ and beyond our reach. Yet, if we focus just a little, we begin to see evidence that there is much, much more to Love and we come to know that it is not ‘out there’ at all.
I’d like to share with you a few insights about Love discovered by fellow travelers who also have “Come to the Edge Today”.
“Whenever I get gloomy with the state of the world, I think about the arrivals gate at Heathrow Airport. General opinion’s starting to make out that we live in a world of hatred and greed, but I don’t see that. It seems to me that Love is everywhere. Often, it’s not particularly dignified or newsworthy, but it’s always there – fathers and sons, mothers and daughters, husbands and wives, boyfriends, girlfriends, old friends. When the planes hit theTwinTowers, as far as I know, none of the phone calls from the people on board were messages of hate or revenge – they were all messages of Love. If you look for it, I’ve got a sneaky feeling you’ll find that love actually is… all around.” –from the film, Love Actually
“Love is, LIFE!!! It is everywhere and in everything. I believe that LOVE starts from within ourselves. When we have true love inside us we become wide open for true LOVE in our life.” – Danielle Daily
“Love is the energy that binds us together and makes us whole”. –Joan Kappes
“Love is the moment that hearts open and laughter or tears are the expression instead of words. It is looking into your own eyes and seeing who you really are and you can’t help but smile from ear to ear.” – Cassandra Lyons
“Love is a force more formidable than any other. It is invisible – it cannot be seen or measured, yet it is powerful enough to transform you in a moment, and offer you more joy than any material possession could.” -Barbara de Angelis
“Love is not what we become, but what we already are.” -Unk
“Love is what I feel when I watch the sun rise, hold a baby or snuggle a puppy. It is the food of life, our breath, our smiles, our laughter. Love is what we are made of.” –Janet Nestor
“Love is a fruit in season at all times, and within reach of every hand.” -Mother Teresa
“Love is the master key that opens the gates of happiness.” -Oliver Wendell Holmes
“Love is but the discovery of ourselves in others, and the delight in the recognition.” -Alexander Smith
“Love is opening our heart and saying “Yes” to the joy, the pain, the grief, the bliss, the laughter, the sorrow and the beauty of letting ourselves be known, and of truly knowing another.” –Chelsea Beauchamp
“Since love grows within you, so beauty grows. For love is the beauty of the soul.” -Saint Augustine
“We are surrounded by the only real energy there is: Love. We swim in it like a fish swims in water. It flows in us and through us and as us. Our journey is to become aware of it and re-claim it; and when we do…. Oh, what a life to be lived!” – Joan Kappes
“Love is the only gold.” -Alfred Lord Tennyson
“God is love.” -1 John 4:8
“Love is the only game that is not called on account of darkness.” -Thomas Carlyle
“Love is the river of life in the world.” -Henry Ward Beecher
“Love is all you need.” -Paul McCartney
“Love does not need to be found, it just needs to be re-membered and claimed.” – Joan Kappes
“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails. -1Corinthians 13:4-8
“Love is unseen, yet its reflection is everywhere.” – Joan Kappes
“If you look for it, I’ve got a sneaky feeling you’ll find that love actually is….. all around.” – from the film, Love Actually
“The old world ended. Welcome to the new age of giving and receiving unconditionally……” – Eric
“How may I help you?” – Tracy
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