101 “I am Love!” The exclamation of freedom, of salvation.
102 Love is freedom, first and foremost — even more than feeling.
103 Perhaps more suffering has come from not being loved or needed than anything else.
104 Love abjures anger. There is no way they can meet.
105 Love judges aright ̶ even to not loving.
106 I love this, you love that; what we have in common is that we love. This opens up the door to the objection, “But, you might love evil.”
107 Love works — and hard sometimes.
108 Love electrifies my whole being. The thought and feel of love sometimes arrests me with indescribable beauty and tenderness.
109 It is not always easy, to say the least, to be always pleasant and patient and interested toward others. But this is the “work,” the “good fight” of love. Love is creative and so has to constantly fight off the gravity and inertia of life.
110 Yes, my concern for others can be admired by others, and inspirational to them; but so can it be an irritant to them too if they feel inferior to you for it. All the more reason for discretion. It’s almost as though we have not to be so “loving” at times
111 Are you supposed to expect others to come up to your level of love? I wouldn’t think so, since it took so long for you yourself to come up to it. You do have to subdue all your love energy, otherwise you reduce others who cannot come up to you, and invoke their resentment.
112 If it bothers you to always have to be the first to say hello, or to take the initiative, then you are more concerned with self-love than love itself.
113 Love is the royal, golden road to self-refinement.
114 You become less aggressive, less moody, less self-engrossed, less exacting, less irritable, and most likely those in your purview will too. You become more sensitive, more thoughtful, more considerate, more … you name it.
115 One might be interested in love intellectually, but not receptive to it in action and feeling.
116 One must be alertly attentive to other’s people’s moods and condition so as not to let one’s cheerfulness, optimism, etc. grate on them. One is to be courteously silent and distant when it is called for; and that too is love; since one is deferring and acknowledging to the other person’s condition. Discretion is required.
117 One does have to make the effort to be smilingly pleasant especially when one doesn’t feel like it, or when there is no particular advantage to be so.
118 Laughter, wit, humor, joking are so enjoyable because they give a collective sense of community and a sense of pride in being human. Affection comes easily with humor; and affection is a manifestation of love. Humor is a unifying factor.
119 Love is a dance and a song, a joyous time, a radiance of sunlight through a beclouded sky. It’s a skip and jump. It has humor and cheer on its side. It’s happy as a lark, Innocent as a babe. But love knows too when to frown, when to grieve, when to suffer. “There is a season…”
120 The thought of love inspirits the mind and uplifts the spirits … and then it is gone! What then are we to do? Love dispirited, love downcast. Be the love warrior when it is gone from you.