A Return to Love

Adapted from Marianne Williamson's A Return to Love:

"Our needs need not be separate. If we contribute to another person's pain, it will always come back to haunt us. If we do what we can to help them, someone will always come around to do the same for us.

It's not enough to sit idly by while others hurt, using the catchphrase "It's not my responsibility" or "It would be codependent of me to get involved" as an excuse for a selfish stance.

A person once said to me after a situation in which I felt betrayed, "I never intended to hurt you." I said, "But you never intended to love me either."

Love is not neutral. It takes a stand. It is a commitment to the attainment of peace for everyone involved in a situation."
An interesting tidbit to meditate over.