"Divine love doesn't have an object. It is not directed to someone. It is the platform where you rest. When you love yourself fully and completely, every single part of yourself, in that moment you are free."
"It is easy to love the people far away. It is not always easy to love those close to us. It is easier to give a cup of rice to relieve hunger than to relieve the loneliness and pain of someone unloved in our own home. Bring love into your home for this is where our love for each other must start.”
— Mother Teresa
What is love to you?
This homework is about exploring what it is to love and how you can love more.
Start with yourself.
What if your conception of a higher power, God, the Universe, whatever … what if your concept of It being nothing but unconditional love was completely true?
Explore this unconditional love for yourself, utterly and completely as you are, especially in relationship to all the judgements and criticisms that you hold against yourself.
What if you didn't need to do anything to gain anyone else's approval or love, just be who you are?
From that assumption, discover how you want others to be a certain way and how that affects your relationship with them. See if you can accept and love people just as they are too.
Then, on this basis, don't wait for it. Go out of your way to give love. What you give is what you tend to get.