Valentine’s day: Hearts, chocolate, flowers, Hallmark cards and love songs everywhere…what about me? I could write something about “10 loving gifts for your lover” or the Valentine’s cupcake recipe or how to decorate your home for Valentine’s day…but I won’t. What I’d like to do today is share a few quotes by the two most important personalities who inspire my life everyday. I hope you’ll find them inspiring as much as I do. And remember, the only person in the world who deserves all your love is you yourself. “If you truly loved yourself, you could never hurt another.” (Buddha) so, whether you’re happily in a relashionship or not…always love yourself first! Happy Valentine’s day to you all ♥
“If you cannot love yourself, you don’t know even the taste of love or what love means.” Osho
“…in these days when you are alone, be a narcissist; love yourself, enjoy yourself! Delight in your body, in your mind, in your soul. And enjoy the space that is empty around you and fill it with love. Enjoy this space, aloneness. Don’t fill it with past memories and don’t fill it with future imagination and fantasy. Let it be as it is–pure, simple, silent. Delight in it; sway, sing, dance. A sheer joy of being alone. If you are not happy when you are alone, how can you be happy when you are together?” Osho – Love, freedom and aloneness
“In the end
these things matter most:How well did you love?
How fully did you live?
How deeply did you let go?”
“You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection”
“Love will give you the secret key, the golden key, the master key.
Love unconditionally, and flowers will be showering on you from all the directions. And once you have known the generosity of existence you will never feel miserable.” Osho
“Love allows freedom; not only allows, but strengthens freedom. And anything that destroys freedom is not love. It must be something else. Love and freedom go together, they are two wings of the same bird. Whenever you see that your love is going against your freedom, then you are doing something else in the name of love. Let this be your criterion: freedom is the criterion; love gives you freedom, makes you free, liberates you. And once you are totally yourself, you feel grateful to the person who has helped you. That gratefulness is almost religious. You feel in the other person something divine. He has made you free, or she has made you free, and love has not become a possessiveness.” Osho
“Love, but not as a need – as a sharing. Love, but don’t expect – give” Osho
“When you love a person, love the person as if the person is a god, not less than that. Never love a woman as a woman and never love a man as a man, because if you love a man as a man your love is going to be very, very ordinary. Your love is not going to be more than lust. If you love a woman as a woman, your love is not going to soar very high. Love a woman as a goddess, then love becomes worship.” Osho
“Through love you touch your inner completeness. Love makes you complete. Lovers share each other, but that is not their need, that is their overflowing energy.” Osho
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