7 Things You Should Know about True Love

7 things you should know about true love

Things You Need to know about True Love

“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, 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 hope, always perseveres.” – 1 Corinthians 13:4-7

It’s time we need to change the definition of true love.

Our never-ending quest for affection is one of our primal needs since time immemorial. Over the years the concept of love has evolved alongside us. But true love remains the same. True love is about selflessly giving and being prepared to sacrifice.

Loving someone surpasses external appearance, it outshines their talents and their achievements. True love encompasses the ability to see beyond the surface of the person, it involves being able to accept their soul, however, broken or flawed it is; it the ability to accept their flaws and turn them into virtues, to find opportunities to grow together, to the best of each other’s versions.

A German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche believes that friendship entails the highest form of love because great friends inspire each other and can even push each other to achieve their peak potentials.

Love is born within one’s heart. It starts with loving the self and then loving your partner, your extension.

7 Things You Should Know about True Love

Love cannot and will not go to those who have an empty heart. True love comes from within. It starts with you. It comes to you abundantly when there is an abundance of it in your heart. It flows through you and it ends with you.

Seek not outside yourself, for all your pain comes simply from a futile search for what you want, insisting where it must be found. ~ from A Course in Miracles

That being said, these are the  7things you need to know about true love.

7 things to know about true love:

1. Self-love is the road to true love

7 Things You Should Know about True Love

Lasting love comes from the ability to love every part of yourself. Love yourself with all your heart, for who you are and for who you are not. Be generous and gentle to yourself and the whole world will follow. Unless you respect and love yourself you cannot extend that to someone else. People will perceive you the way you perceive yourself.

An external source of love is not ever-lasting. It will perpetually depend on the whims of others. But the love you have for yourself can only increase with time.

Love comes in abundance to those who have it in abundance in their hearts.

The most terrifying thing is to accept oneself completely. ~ C.G. Jung

2. True love is not about being complete with another

You are already whole and complete and the more you learn to love and accept yourself the more you will know this to be true. You do not need another individual to complete you. Your partner can only appreciate and nurture your completeness.

True love is not about finding your ‘other half’ but rather about sharing your completeness with them fully in order to grow and expand more and more each day.

3. YOU are the love of your life

Life is just a mirror, and what you see out there, you must first see inside of you. ~ Wally Amos

Why look outside yourself for something that is already within you? True love starts with you. Self-love is not something to achieve and then discard once you meet the love of your life.

The love of your life is nobody else but you. How?

Once you learn to love yourself you will never have to wait to be approved or accepted by others. Your own love will suffice.

28 thoughts on “7 Things You Should Know about True Love”

  1. Avatar of Debbie Kirby

    When I was married to my first husband, I would read these words, cross the ones out that our love was not and when hope was crossed out, so was our 25 year marriage. A good check and balance to any relationship.

  2. Avatar of Aaron

    I disagree on 4, sometimes rather than fighting for their love; you have to fight in order to make it work. Because too often Ego gets in the way, and you have to evaluate your priorities and decide if what you have with that person is worth giving a part of yourself for in compromise. In every relationship you have to make compromises, and if you’re not willing to; you’re better off single.

    1. Avatar of Sarita King

      We love because He loved first loved us.If anyone says,I love God, yet hates his brother, he is a liar.For anyone who does not love his brother, whom he had seen, cannot love God, whom he has not seen. What a glorious day that would be, when my Saviour returns. Love has time left this evil world long time ago…

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