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Facing our Inner Demons: The shadow of our heart

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“Dead people receive more flowers than the living ones because regret is stronger than gratitude.” ― Anne Frank I think that it is safe to say that our deepest drive in life is not to receive flowers but to love and be loved. If that is the case, then what are we most likely going to provoke regret for? I think we all feel in our hearts that if we want to influence someone for good, that the actions that could produce gratitude are better than the ones that produce regret, but what if that doesn’t work? If a situation could deteriorate quickly do we have time to sow seeds of altruism that could bear the fruit of gratitude if an action couldn’t be altruistic if it has any controlling or manipulating motive attached? Love is creating a space for someone big enough for even the parts of them that they don’t understand or like. This means there is no control in love. If there is not control in love, and we want someone to enter into love, we would have to step out of the bounds of love to…