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Love

For one human being to love another is perhaps the most difficult of all our tasks, the ultimate, the last test and proof, the work for which all other work is but preparation. By the accident of fortune a man may rule the world for a time, but by virtue of love he may rule the world forever. For you to ask why I love you is no better than to ask me advice on the rules of madness. Love is indeed a tender emotion, and you can make it blossom with a smile. Love requires great communication between friends. Otherwise it can neither be born nor exist. It is not what you give me, but what you are willing to give me, that determines the quality of our love. Your heart is as great as the world, and there is no room in it to hold the memory of a wrong. The more you love me the more I want from you and the less you have to give me, since you've already given me your love. When a love relationship is at it's height there is no room left for any interest in the environment; a pair of lovers are sufficient to themselves. Love is a conditions in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own. Our love does not consist in gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction. When one loves somebody, everything is clear - where to go, what to do - it all takes care of itself, and one doesn't have to ask anybody about mutual love. There is no remedy for love but to love more. One's duty is to love; and not love this or that. If you observe well, your own heart will answer, love it the way it is.

Kenneth L. Grooms