love in make-believe

“Until we have seen someone's darkness, we don't really know who they are. Until we have forgiven someone's darkness, we don't really know what love is.” ― Marianne Williamson

Cried this morning when I read this quote because isn't it so that we cannot see the beauty in others until we can recognize it in ourselves?

And, on the other side of that same token, we cannot be free, fully free to love without strings attached, unless we acknowledge that we are all broken, cracked and rough around the edges in some way. Our perfect little imperfections make us both prone to incredible blunders and to hugely wonderful things.

Focusing on to their darkness as a reason to not forgive that person doesn't allow genuine love to surface.

Without forgiveness it's just love in make-believe.


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