No matter how many times we have been hurt, deep down inside, we all want to feel love. We want to experience that delicious sensation of love flowing through us—toward a child, a pet, a lover. But, sadly, we pinch off the flow of love all too often. We may get hurt or angry or disappointed; we often discover that people don’t live up to our expectations. And so we withhold love. Or we fall out of love. And we wind up living a muted life.
Fortunately, we can learn to let love flow freely again. We can stop trying to change people and accept them as they are. We can release our judgment—of others and ourselves. And we can open ourselves up to an abundance of real, wonderful, unconditional love.