Tuesday, February 15, 2011

sharing the love with...jen

sweet heart
sweet heart by piecesofmejen


“Your task is not to seek for love, 
but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.” 
- Jalal ad-Din Rumi 

Your task is not to search in others for love, but to find within yourself, all of the walls built up against allowing love back into your heart. To new love, to loving yourself.

Many of us, after being damaged by so many broken promises and painful experiences, lock ourselves within self made prisons, protecting all we have, unwilling to give our love away and not even knowing how to love ourselves. We feel unworthy and abandoned by love. 

It has taken me many years of experiences to realize that I can't let the past destroy me. That you can't love others if you have no love for yourself.  That I  can love myself better than anyone else ever could. It is an everyday task, and not one that ever ends.

Let love into your heart, if not for anyone, do it for you.

~Jen of pieces of me

2 - say u love me
2 - say u love me by az.adrii.

13 comments:

Kat Sloma said...

Thanks Jen! Your words remind me of the saying, "Love grows when shared." And contracts when you protect yourself from it.

Clare B said...

Great Guest post Jen and lovely Valentine's photos!

justine said...

very inspiring words and I absolutely love these photographs, wonderful post!

Anika said...

Isn't it odd that it's often harder to love ourselves than someone else?? Great post Jen!

Ashley Sisk said...

What a beautiful post - such a great reminder for us to each love ourselves!

Oliag said...

Wonderful quote! I love Rumi...and the message is well illustrated with these gorgeous photos...

Tammy Lee Bradley said...

Thank you for musing with us today. Such a nice post. xo tam

Anna said...

Yep, self-love is an important part of the circle of love, that is life. Enjoyed the photos, too. Thanks!

urban muser said...

jen, thanks for musing with us and for sharing this lovely post!

maureen said...

So very true, we must begin by loving our ourselves.
Lovely post,thank you for musing with us.

Holly { Soupatraveler } said...

beautiful post jen, and something we should all remember! love that quote too : )

Kirstin said...

Your words are so very true and I love the simplicity of the accompanying pictures.

Jen said...

thanks all for you inspiration

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