There is so much in this book. I’d have to quote the whole thing to share every shred of life giving wisdom. Since that is not possible, I’ll share a few nuggets. You will have to get the book to fill in the blanks.
Page 16: When we seek to love God, love ourselves and love others, we can learn to love despite what happened in the past. We can mend brokenness that has plagued our families for generations.
Page 17: Many of us fail to realize that what matters most in life is relationships. (not power, fame, riches, social standing, things)
Page 26: To move forward you have to let go of the past. … If you will reach for a new day, God will begin, little by little, to release you from the past. … This means loving so intensely that it overrides all your natural instincts for bitterness and revenge.
Love Like You’ve Never Been Hurt: Hope, Healing and the Power of an Open Heart
I feel like the little bit I’ve shared from this book doesn’t begin to fill the need for explanation.
Love heals is something I’m hearing from many directions these days and I’ve found it to be true.
Love and hate can’t exist in the same body, at least not very well, it’s just not possible. As we work on growing the love portion in us the hate part will diminish and disappear. The best part of it is: the peacefulness of love makes life worth living.
The discussion in this book is relevant to some of the conversations I’ve been in lately and that is very encouraging.
Enough so that I will be back looking for a few more nuggets to share next time.
Seriously, get the book if your life needs to hear these words, you won’t be sorry.
Wishing you the very best on your journey to wellness.