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Love is handing your heart to someone and taking the risk that they will hand it back because they don’t want it. That’s why it’s such a crushing ache on the inside. We gave away part of ourselves and it wasn’t wanted.Love is giving away power. When we love, we give the other person the power in the relationship. They can do whatever they choose. They can do what they like with our love. They can reject it, they can accept it, they can step toward us in gratitude and appreciation.

Love is giving away. It’s surrendering the desire to control the other person. The two – love and controlling power over the other person – are mutually exclusive. If we are serious about loving someone, we have to surrender all of the desires within us to manipulate the relationship.

By Rob Bell in Sex God

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Written by Ryan

February 21, 2008 at 3:58 pm

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