What’s Most Important? Sharing Love

When I was a young woman, I believed that life was about getting – getting love, approval, recognition, validation, money, success… getting what I thought I wanted. But if today were my last day of this planet, getting something would be the last thing on my mind.

I would be focused on sharing love. That’s it. That’s all. That’s everything.

There is a major confusion in our culture about love. Somehow, most people have come to believe it is getting love from another or others that feels the best, and they spend much energy trying to get love. They try to act right and look right and never make mistakes, because if they can be perfect, then they can get the love that will make them feel worthy and lovable.

And many get it. They make a lot of money and people admire them. They become famous and people flocked to them. But somehow, the empty place inside that wants to be filled up with love remains empty. The American Dream of the house, the cars, the spouse, the kids, and the boat are not filling the empty place within.

There is a huge difference between getting love and sharing love. Getting love is a temporary and addictive way of filling up, but it’s like eating junk food – it fills but doesn’t nurture. The only thing that is truly the most fulfilling of life’s experiences is the sharing of love, but there is a caveat here: You cannot share love unless you are first filled with overflowing love – and this does not come from another person….Continue reading at InspireMeToday.com.

Margaret is a best-selling author, relationship expert and co-creator of the powerful Inner Bonding self-healing process.

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15 comments

Pamela Tracy
Pamela Tracy3 years ago

Well, my grandmother taught me to be a christian person....she taught me to ignore slights about myself and all of my life i would ignore slights, and let greedy, women especially walk all over me wanting things i never knew of...so in late life i have decided no....i have decided my life has boundaries..i have decided i am better..i have decided i dont care what happens to other and i dont plan to let people get away with s...ing on me anymore.

Jane H.
Jane H.3 years ago

so true, so true--my own experience has been the same.

Deborah F.
Deborah F.3 years ago

I've always been more of a giver than a getter. The less I wanted, the more I got of what I needed. The more I gave of myself, the more I got in return. I didn't plan it that way. It wasn't a conscious effort on my part. I'm just looking back on my life and see how it all played out. It's amazing. Never saw it before now. Thanks.

Thorn Briar
Past Member 3 years ago

This is great! Thanks for sharing!

John B.
John B.3 years ago

Thanks Gail for this wonderful piece and the link to the full article.

Nicole Weber
Nicole W.3 years ago

thank you

Samir Nassir
Past Member 3 years ago

Yes,I would be focused on sharing love. That’s it. That’s all. That’s everything..........
Thanks for this beautiful subject.

Marianne B.
MARIA B.3 years ago

good article. thanks

Dave C.
David C.3 years ago

thanks, beautiful thoughts, beautiful picture and I agree completely....

Vicky P.
Vicky P.3 years ago

thanks