You love, you do not own
You love, you do not own stories

bernardtwindwilGranddad & story teller,
Autoplay OFF  •  a year ago

You love, you do not own

by bernardtwindwil

Love means many things, none are ownership

You may love a cat but, you will never own it. You may own a chair, but you cannot love it. You may love another but, you don't own them. You may own many things. People aren't things

You do not beat or kill your cat if someone else pets it

Why the violence if your loved one is touched by someone else. Why are you feeling loss? Enjoy the time together. Don't be jealous of anything in the times you are apart.

If your committed relationship falters, TALK!

If you feel betrayed, say it, tell the loved one. Discuss, compromise, and problem solve your relationship. What do you gain by hitting, screaming, or shooting the other person?

Violence, verbal or physical, has no place in love.

Man has evolved with a cerebrum for rational thought and action control. Don't forfeit this advantage by irrational thought and action. Remember to respect your loved one.

Millions of lives are destroyed each year by ownership.

The illusory thinking that you own another's body parts is not rational. Your love interest is free to use their parts as they wish. You are free to compromise or leave.

Love is never about destruction

Love is about caring for another person more than you care for yourself. Possessiveness and jealousy are caring more about yourself than your loved one.

Let love lift you up, carry you away, keep you safe.

Love is all about warmth. It is the zzzingg of life. Relish it.

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bernardtwindwilGold CommaGranddad & story teller,
6 months ago
A ghost story, maybe
This is true absolutely true.

bernardtwindwilGold CommaGranddad & story teller,
9 months ago
I have a secret hero

bernardtwindwilGold CommaGranddad & story teller,
a year ago
Was it in the stars?

bernardtwindwilGold CommaGranddad & story teller,
a year agoReply
@angelasalas That's the way it was with my first wife. I kept trying to make it work for five years. I should have left after the first date.

a year agoReply
I know many of couples who are victim to this way of loving. It takes a lot for them to open their eyes and see the pain they cause to one another as well as themselves. Its all about communication and trust. Many relationships fail from the lack of it. Some people don't know when to walk away.

bernardtwindwilGold CommaGranddad & story teller,
a year agoReply
@sydney @jeremiah In the mid-1960s at the height of hippiedom, Ther was a plethora of posters, books, and phrases concerning love and liberty. "If you love it, set it free," was the most common example If someone is determined to leave or live according to their own drum beat, wouldn't you want the same if the roles were switched?

sydneyVerifiedco-creator of Commaful
a year agoReply
very very true. i learned that lesson when i was little with my pet grasshopper. it sat in my little jar after we caught it. and one day it was about to escape and the choice was to either catch it with a chance of killing it if I missed.....or let it go free on its own. I loved it (i know, I'm weird) and thus it went free

a year agoReply
amen. so true!