LOVE AND LIFE
(by Albert Einstein)

Sometimes in our relentless effort to
find the person we love, we fail to
recognize and appreciate the people
who love us.

We miss out on so many beautiful
things simply because we allow
ourselves to be enslaved by our own
selfish concerns.

Go for the man of deeds and not for
the man of words, for you will find
rewarding happiness, not with the man
you love but with the man who loves
you more.

The best lovers are those capable of
loving from a distance far enough to
allow the person to grow but never too
far to feel the love within your being.

To let go of someone doesn't mean you
have to stop loving, it only means
that you allow that person to find his
own happiness without expecting him to
come back. Letting go is not just
setting the other person free, but is
also setting yourself free from all
the bitterness, hatred, and anger that
you keep in your heart.

Do not let the bitterness take away
your strength and weaken your faith,
and never allow pain to dishearten
you; but rather let yourself grow with
wisdom in bearing it.

You may find peace in loving someone
from a distance not expecting
something in return. But be careful,
for this can sustain life but can
never give enough room for us to grow.

We can all survive with just beautiful
memories of the past, but real peace
and happiness come only with open
acceptance of what reality is today.

There comes a time in our lives when
we chance upon someone so nice and
beautiful and we just find ourselves
so intensely attracted to that person.
This feeling soon becomes a part of
our everyday lives and eventually
consumes our thoughts and actions. The
sad part of it is when we begin to
realize that this person feels nothing
more for us than just a friendship. We
start our desperate attempt to get
noticed and be closer, but in the end
our efforts are still unrewarded and
we end up being sorry for ourselves.

You don't have to forget someone you
love. What you need to learn is how to
accept the verdict of reality without
being bitter or sorry for yourself.

Believe me; you would be better off
giving that dedication and love to
someone more deserving. Don't let your
heart run your life, be sensible and
let your mind speak for itself. Listen
not only to your feelings but to
reason as well. Always remember that
if you lose someone today, it means
that someone better is coming
tomorrow. If you lose love that
doesn't mean you failed in love.

Cry if you have to, but make sure that
tears wash away the hurt and the
bitterness that the past has left with
you. Let go of yesterday and love will
find its way back to you. And when it
does, pray that it may be the love
that will stay and last a lifetime.