Love is Meant to be Free

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 some water and held it before me, and said this: “You see this water carefully contained on my hand? It symbolizes Love.”

This was how I saw it: 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 round 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 cannot change its nature. If there are people you love, 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 truly practice. 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 caring.

– Swami Vivekananda

6 thoughts on “Love is Meant to be Free

  1. I’ve never read anything so clear to me about love. It seems every book and every article beats around the bush with tons of metaphors. It is beautiful and well put.

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  3. Love alone is the fittest thing to survive and not hatred.

  4. Completelly agree with Yellowood –
    it is beautifully written.
    a rose for you x

  5. i Hate Love

  6. hey farghana…m jst a random. i came across ur blog while searching for atif aslam songs. anyhow , i’ve read a few of ur entries n jst wna say i love dem. ur a gud writer. n for this article above….i’ve heard d same example before, thats of the water n love. n i absolutely luv dis article.
    anyway…u kp writing…ur gud at it. i’ve tried before…sme gud…sme nt so..hehe…jst written about 6..n stopped aftr dat. tc..

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