Found this in a old email
Words On Love
I would like to share something on the ‘nature of love’ I once had a
friend who grew to be very close to me.
Once when we were sitting at the edge of a swimming pool, she filled the
palm of her hand with a little water and held it before me, and said
“You see this water carefully contained on my hand? it symbolizes Love.”
As long as you keep your hand caringly open and allow it to remain
there, it will always be there.
However, if you attempt to close your fingers around it and try to
posses it, it will spill through the first cracks it finds.
This is the greatest mistake that people do when they meet love…they
try to posses it, they demand, they expect… and just like the water
spilling out of your hand, Love will retrieve from you.
For love is meant to be free, you can not change it’s nature. If there
are people you loves, allow them to be free beings.
Give and don’t expect.
Advise, But don’t order.
Ask, but never demand.
It might sound simple, but it is a lesson that may take a lifetime to
It is the secret to true love. To truly practice it, you must sincerely
feel no expectations from those who you love, and yet an unconditional
May be this is applicable for all of us…….