Love Unties The Knots And Risks Everything… 40 Rules Of Love

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If you follow this blog for a while, you probably already know I have a hopelessly romantic soul, I search for the meaning of everything around us and always have a quote inserted here and there.

My idea behind each Monday Motivation, besides the obvious “motivation” part, was to inspire You.

I know there’s not enough inspiration in this world. Yes, we are surrounded by quotes, sayings and whatever… and yet we feel incomplete, uninspired and in a constant search for the final push that would make us… change.

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Yet, the change never comes.

You know why?

Because you don’t need it.

You don’t need to change. You are perfect as you are. I am perfect as I am.

What we need is to learn to love this perfection, just as it is.

We often ask ourselves why we are here, on this Earth. And I might not know it all, but I know this – we are here to learn to love ourselves, no matter what. We are here to let go of the expectations, the worry, the negative selfishness, the self-destructive thoughts, the self-judging. We are here to learn to love ourselves just as perfectly imperfect we are; to make mistakes and accept ourselves despite these mistakes; to forgive ourselves and to keep looking after our body and soul; to fall and get up every single time.

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We are not here to suffer. We are here to grow.

40 rules of love Elif Shafak quotes

Below are a few paragraphs of one of my favourite books “40 Rules of love” by the Turkish female author Elif Shafak. I hope they help you get the extra inspiration not to change, but to stay exactly who you are and to love it.

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“Intellect and love are made of two different materials. Intellect ties people in knots and risks nothing, but love dissolves all tangles and risks everything. Intellect is always cautious and advises, “Beware too much ecstasy,” whereas Love says, “Oh never mind. Take the plunge!” Intellect does not easily break down, whereas love can effortlessly reduce itself to rubble. But treasures are hidden amongst ruins. A broken heart hides treasure.”

“The Path to the Truth is a labour of the heart, not of the head. Make your heart your primary guide. Not your mind. Meet, challenge, and ultimately prevail over your nafs (false ego) with your heart. Knowing your ego (higher self/soul) will lead you to the knowledge of God.”

“Try not to resist the changes that come your way. Instead, let life live through you. And do not worry that your life is turning upside down. How do you know that the side you are used to is better than the one to come?”

“Whatever happens in your life, no matter how troubling things may seem, do not enter the neighbourhood of despair. Even when all doors remain closed, God will open up a new path only for you. Be thankful! It is easy to be thankful when all is well. A Sufi/Lightworker is thankful not only for what she/he has been given but also for what she/he has been denied.”

“You can study God through everything and everyone in the universe because God is not confined in a mosque, synagogue or church. But if you are still in need of knowing exactly where his abode is, there is only one place to look for him: in the heart of a true lover.”


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