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Love is a Choice

Love from it's very conception was birthed from loneliness , a creation to share, breathing with jealousy and the need to be revered. There can not be love unless it is shared, exchanged and experienced by more than one party. These ideas could be construed as a dark or negative seed of thought or selfish desire, yet love can not be selfish when it is in its purest form. True unconditional love allows the choice of the giver or receiver to decide for themselves. It can't be forced . No matter how much you know you care, it takes the others to figure it out for themselves to receive  it in their hearts should they want it. I am not saying it won't be tested, challenged or brought to the brink of hate , but if you pass that brink , then love is lost forever.

If you aren't fed back from the very ones you love and feed , that is ok. It was never meant to work that way. It wouldn't be love if there is expectation. The purpose isn't to get back what you give, but give of yourself unconditionally. You can't fake generosity or being genuine for very long. You either are or you are not. It is just that people sometimes feel obligated to give back when given a gift , that is the problem where hate can stem from. The true giver does not wish to be , expect to be or for that matter need to be reciprocated. Sure it's nice, but not necessary.

Like a finely crafted instrument when played, it is for the enjoyment. It makes the tones it makes because it was made that way. If you don't care for that particular sound, don't listen to or play that instrument. Just remember though that to achieve harmony in life you can never play solo.

Just as Lucifer was created out of love and in love, given the most intoxicating visual display of perfection that could ever be imagined. It was a test, a choice of what he would do with this gift. It was also a test for those surrounding him to see how he could have used it for glorious positive advancements as an example for others or he could use it to entrap, seduce and achieve his own wants and desires. He chose the selfish kind of love, thinking of himself, what he must be deserving of and a hate or jealousy for those content with just being happy with who they are.

We are all created for a purpose and with a purpose. My gifts may not be your gifts or vice versa and yet what we each can offer one another out of love,  truly is a gift we can all share. It is not your job to understand another's gift. You can accept it or deny it... That simple. It is you that must live with yourself and only you will know your true motives, so don't assume what you think might be another's meaning in what or why they do it. If you aren't sure... Ask them. Don't leave them in silence and not communicate your concerns.  Or worse, share gossipy ideas with others to vent your own delusional assumptions. If you care , you ask them.  You want answers. If you don't care , that is fine too, but don't pretend to know something when you don't ask the source.

One of the greatest loves mentioned in the bible is that of one laying their life down for a friend. There is no greater love. I agree that is a very selfless, unconditional love but I think the greatest love is that of a parent for their child. Now that is a life worth laying your own life down for!

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails.

If you can live by those words, then you will find true, unconditional love!


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Gary David Miller
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I have always had an unconditional love for nature and those with a true heart. Everyone wants to feel important, yet many forget to respect others and I believe that it is important that through observing we can make many things important in life. So many people are self absorbed , self centered that they can't see past themselves. My goal in life is to help everyone see past their own self and see the whole picture, that we all matter and each and everyone of us help make up this picture of life we try to capture.We need each other as much as God created us out of love. Forgiveness is only achieved when you can release your heart so that the soul can heal, not for just yourself ,but for the other parties as well.

Art of all forms allows us to share a little bit of our inner selves, as well as expose our outer selves to those that want to see. Enjoy the moments I have so much enjoyed and I look forward to experiencing my fellow artists moments too!

Photo credit above to Michael Fergusen who took this of me in November 2012


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Thank You for the watch. That was quite nice of you.
Garymillertime Jul 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
my pleasure!
MortuusDiabolus May 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Welcome to :iconartistsanctuary::D!
I hope you will enjoy being a member in our group. :aww:
If you have any question, feel free to write us a note. ^^
Garymillertime May 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much, looking forward to sharing in your community!
DianaVVolf May 18, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
[link] Sorry for didn't say why I din't accepted it

Reason: We don't accept submissions in the Featured folder there only just the Founder and the Co-Fonders can put pictures
Garymillertime May 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Sorry, I must have submitted to the wrong section. I will be more careful next time which folder is selected. Thanks for letting me know. :-)
DianaVVolf May 19, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Not a problem at all ^^
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