Top 5 Ways to Truly Love Someone

Posted by on November 27, 2017 in Conscious Living, Inspirational, Relationships & Sex, Thrive with 1 Comment

lovers embraceBy Camille Lucy |

The word “love” is one that is thrown around perhaps more often than it should be. We all want to share love with someone, to receive love, to feel loved. It’s a driving force in our lives. But, the term “love” has so many different versions that its meaning has become rather subjective. “If you do this, you love me…” So on and so forth.

We find ways to measure someone’s love – and our own – and use that to build a case for or against them. Love is used as a guise for fear, insecurities, voids and deep-seeded issues we have yet to resolve within ourselves. We have become so far removed from the actual meaning of love, do we really even know what it is?

Not to worry; it’s never too late to learn to love!

This scripture says it best:“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres” (1 Corinthians 13:4-7 New International Version).

Here are my top 5 ways to truly show and express your love for someone:

  1. Accept the whole. To love someone is to accept them fully for who they are, imperfections and all. Love does not seek to change. Love does not seek anything, actually. It’s selfless. Love celebrates the other person for who they are as a whole. Its job is not to judge; it’s to be a safe, warm and welcoming place (open arms, if you will) for the other person.If you are trying to change someone, or looking for ways to manipulate someone to get what you want, chances are that it’s not really love that you’re expressing or using to make decisions.  Try to peel back the layers three times to figure out what’sreally going on. Ask yourself, why do I want to change this person? Then, ask yourself again. And again. For example, if your answer is “I want to change him because I don’t like when he does XYZ,” then ask yourself, “Why don’t I like XYZ?” If your answer is, “Because it makes me feel embarrassed,” then ask yourself why it embarrasses you. It may turn out that you do notreally want to change the other person, you just want to avoid rejection or feeling not good enough in general.

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