Don’t start a love story with the people you can’t control, start with the person that can make you feel whole. 

 The greatest love story isn’t a story about two people who meet, fall in love and stay together forever. I believe the greatest love story for a person is the story of how they came to recognize who they are, accept their person and love who they are in all circumstances. Love is a spiritual connection to life that begins with yourself.

I find the greatest way to start your love story is by listening to a love song. Don’t imagine another person singing the song to you. If they did so in real life, you wouldn’t always receive the emotions you desire. Sing along with the song and place the emotions you desire as you sing the song for yourself. Don’t wait in anticipation for the love you desire, get a taste of it so you know what you are looking for. How would a life partner know what you want if you couldn’t tell them?

Practice loving yourself to understand its effect. When love is being given to you, you will be receptive to it without clouds of doubt. The love others give may not be what’s expected, but personal practice will clarify the loving energy. It would be familiar to accept, and uncertainty won’t be a reason to push it away. When an expression of love can’t be found in another, isn’t it comforting to know you can find it in yourself?

Experiment with hard and soft love. When your motivation calls, be hard on yourself and concentrate on your goal. Get acquainted with your capabilities and test your limits. After a full effort and growth, reward yourself with an appreciation you desire. It’s love that you’re practicing, even if you’re tiring yourself out first, just don’t forget to reward yourself. Isn’t love great for every aspect of life on your own?

Cherish the one person who will be with you in every life experience and be conscious of their needs in every moment. That is the person you will know and that is the person always working for you and motivating you. Be one with who you are, and love will recognize you, even from afar.

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