I opened your book because I am thirsty to understand love...to give love...to experience love...to become love. I drank in the words...wrote copious notes...spent time letting them sink in deep.
Love is an act of will- a choice- a verb- a practice.
Months later I wondered where my mind had been during those months + what a comfort to see that I was steeped in the quest for love.
The choice to love is a choice to connect- to find ourselves in the other.
Today I know that I have lived this year the way I have because of deep training in...and a deep knowing of...love.
When we take to heart "there is no fear in love", we understand the necessity of choosing courageous thought and action.
Love is a muscle that can be exercised with intention. The practice strengthens this muscle + it can be found to be quite sturdy + surprisingly resilient.
Love is able to vanquish fear!
Love can burn away impurities + leave the soul free!
The practice of loving is the healing force that brings sustained peace.
~all about love :: bell hooks
Your words were a part of my training ground, bell. Thank you for all your work toward defining, understanding + sharing love. The world is better for having you in it. This I know for certain.