Loving Not Enough

In our lives, the frequent problem isn’t not loving. It is loving not enough!

We love ourselves enough to appear in a party well dressed and perfumed, yet we do not love ourselves enough to work out.

We love ourselves enough to see and find out if some one loves us, we do not love ourselves enough to reach out to some one who is waiting for love.

We love ourselves enough to perhaps spend a few last days before exams to avoid pain of embarrassment among our peers and class mates. We love ourselves enough to get a degree and do things that some how get us a pass. We do not love ourselves enough to become truly knowledgeable.

We love our kids enough to see if they do get everything they wish for. We do not love them enough to stop them from having something which is harmful for their spirit and soul.

We love our spouses enough to enjoy a movie or a dinner. We do not love them enough to deeply listen to them.

We love our selves to watch out that the document we are sending out is really impressive. We do not love our selves enough to be thorough.

We love some one to wait for him, but we do not love him enough to wait till he is back.

We love ourselves enough to forgive people who have done wrong to us. We do not love ourselves enough to forget them.

The difference is not much. The difference between enough and not enough …is not huge. It is a small difference ignored consistently. A thirty minute exercise missed for years. A habit of book reading missed for years. A habit of not being in the present for a life time. A habit of not being mindful when with some one you love.

Love is small acts done consistently to avoid missing the gap. Love is loving enough!