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Love Without Boundaries

Love Without Boundaries

I used to think of love as something that was measurable, something that should be rationed out instead of given freely. I grew up believing wholeheartedly in the Golden Rule, but I didn’t think much about going beyond simple kindness and respect. Compassion was a word that was uncomfortable to me because selling all of my possessions and living in the jungle just did not seem appealing to me.

But as I grow in loving myself and find confidence through friendship, I am learning that love is not a limited resource. It knows no bounds and cannot be whittled down to one narrow definition or interpretation. Love can be shown in the “smallest” of gestures, like a smile or holding the door for someone walking behind you. It feels so good to give it and receive it and funnily enough, the more you give, the more you get.

Love, more than anything, is an attitude and and a decision, quite like happiness. Because of it’s expansive nature, we have the ability to bring a spirit of love to everything we do and it doesn’t have to be reserved just for our family members, spouses, or friends.

How will you show love today?

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Erika Oglesby

Erika Oglesby is a freelance writer and wandering nomad currently located in Grand Rapids, MI. She is dedicated to helping people better their lives through self-knowledge and alternative therapies -- especially women of color and women diagnosed with autoimmune diseases. Visit her website at


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11:28AM PST on Nov 19, 2012

You need to love for be happy,basically from your family

3:36PM PDT on Jun 6, 2012

Love doesn't exist.

3:35PM PDT on Jun 6, 2012


6:50AM PDT on May 23, 2012

Talking about love, how to show and share is always inspiring!

6:49AM PDT on May 23, 2012

Inspiring article. I do agree that love is a matter of attitude.

6:14AM PDT on May 23, 2012


6:13AM PDT on May 23, 2012

Thanks for the article.

5:10AM PDT on May 23, 2012


4:22AM PDT on May 23, 2012

Can you have unconditional love for all?

4:05AM PDT on May 23, 2012

Do you mean having sex with just anyone?

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