"You are defined
by who you love,
not who loves you."
Another way to say this is, we are defined by what we give, not what we get. I like how Alan Cohen puts it: "The more you align with your values, the more people and things you value will align around you."
Perhaps another way to say it is that when we are giving, when we are loving, when we are allowing, we need not be the least concerned about what comes back to us in quantity or quality. And, I am sure that whatever quantity and quality it is will be more than enough.
Can someone be loved but not loving? Certainly. They could stay in that unloving state for their entire lives if they wanted to, but that doesn't change the fact that they can be loved.
And that's where it is. It is in our loving of the other, regardless of anything, that says who we really are. I suppose you'd have to say that the opposite is true too; however, I would have to add that this is the way they are choosing to be, but not the way they really are. When we get down to who we really are, there is nothing but love.
Love Is Always The Perfect Choice
Spread Some Joy Today--by choosing to let the real you out for a while.