Love is essentially self-communicative

“Love has to spring spontaneously from within. It is in no way amenable to any form of inner or outer force. 

Love and coercion can never go together. Love can never be forced on anyone. 

It can be awakened in a person through love itself. Love is essentially self-communicative; those who do not have it catch it from those who have it. 

Those who receive love from others cannot be its recipients without giving a response which, in itself, is the nature of love. 

True love is unconquerable and irresistible. It goes on gathering power and spreading itself until eventually it transforms everyone it touches.”

~Meher Baba, from “A New Humanity”

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Here’s the deal. The human soul doesn’t want to be advised or fixed or saved. It simply wants to be witnessed — to be seen, heard and companioned exactly as it is.
- Parker Palmer