Saturday, May 8, 2010

Knowing Love

“You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.”
-Buddha

We know ourselves more than any other person. We know every limitation. It is easy to view each fault as much larger than it is. When others love us, it is hard to understand. Everyone is loved by someone and I don't believe that all love is blind. If we focus only on our faults, we will never understand the new perspective that is offered when we are loved. This quote reminds me that the perspective of a loving gaze is there; whether it is declared by another or not. Knowing that it is there, it would be good to see our faults as being much smaller.