Thought of the Day

“Being deeply loved gives you strength, while loving deeply gives you courage.”

During challenging times, we may need to lean on loving family and friends for support. Their support gives us strength; and something as simple as a hug or a listening ear can go a long way. So, the idea that being deeply loved gives us strength makes complete sense.

However, the idea that loving deeply gives us courage may not be as straightforward.

At the heart of the second half of this quote by Chinese philosopher Lao Tzuloving is the fact that loving deeply makes us more selfless. With less focus on ourselves, we can have more care about the wellbeing of those we love. And care for something beyond ourselves gives us a great sense of purpose. That purpose produces courage.

This quote serves a a great reminder to be open to receiving love as well as thinking beyond ourselves as both can be a source of both strength and courage.

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