Love can only survive

We cultivate love when we allow our most vulnerable and powerful selves to be deeply seen and known, and when we honor the spiritual connection that grows from that offering with trust, respect, kindness and affection.

Love is not something we give or get; it is something that we nurture and grow, a connection that can only be cultivated between two people when it exists within each one of them – we can only love others as much as we love ourselves.

Shame, blame, disrespect, betrayal, and the withholding of affection damage the roots from which love grows. Love can only survive these injuries if they are acknowledged, healed and rare.”

~ Brené Brown, The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You’re Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are

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About Dr Bill Wooten

Organizational Psychologist,Guitarist, Banjo Picker, Bicyclist, Reader and Books, Books, Books
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2 Responses to Love can only survive

  1. Powerful thoughts and a gorgeous visual, Bill. Just love this woman’s thought process. “Love is something we nurture and grow…” Yes, yes, yes…..

  2. lvsrao says:

    Very Nice Post. Love is a state of mind within one self. It is just like breathing. It grows and grows.

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