Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Loving from a distance

Loving from a distance may seem to be a contradiction in terms, but is really not so. Often it is seen that when we try to get close to the object of our love, it creates difficulties: the person may not reciprocate or there might be practical hassles in expressing the love openly. At the same time, it might not be possible or even desirable to stop loving the person. What are we to do in that case?

This can happen in any type of love; parental, filial, friendly or romantic. If this happens, the best thing to do, in my opinion, is to love from a distance. This means to continue loving him but not expecting to be loved in return. Give your best blessings to the object of your love, ask God to look after him and feel happy in his happiness, even if it does not include you. The reward is a heart full of unselfish love and peace of mind as even in separation, you are united with the person you love.


As Bertrand Russell says:

“Love brings ecstasy and relieves loneliness.
In the union of love I have seen
In a mystic miniature the prefiguring vision
Of the heavens that saints and poets have imagined.”


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6 comments:

Shravan said...

True. and sincerely speaking, romancing with one who is miles away is not that much of an easy task.
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Ayesha Parveen said...

Hey Shravan, thanks for the comment and for expressing your opinion.

KParthasarathi said...

"The reward is a heart full of unselfish love and peace of mind as even in separation, you are united with the person you love" brings out what a true selfless love is all about.Each one of us experience this kind at some stage or the other.When reunited the joy becomes manifold
A very nice post

Ayesha Parveen said...

Thank you KP, ever so much; you have always been a wonderful support for me. Best wishes.

nabadipa said...

Loving from a distance is only possible for a person having great depth of feelings. It is exceptional by any standard.

Ayesha Parveen said...

Hi Nabadipa!

Thanks a lot :)