“To be loved for what one is, is the greatest exception. The great majority love in others only what they lend him, their own selves, their version of him.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Everybody loves love, but what does it mean to be loved for who or what one is? If you’ve ever been loved in this way, it can be a little disconcerting at first. When you are loved in this way, it is not for what you do, how you do what you do, how you look, how you act, how you want to be seen or how others wish you to be. When you are loved in this way you cannot change what is loved, for it is what you are in the inner sense, the perfect angel “inside” of you.
When another sees past the surface to your inner perfection, it can be a little challenging to accept because in so doing you have to relinquish all of the excuses – the things you don’t like about yourself, the the things you wish you had handled better, the things you did but wished you hadn’t, as well as the things you didn’t but ought to have done. You have to let go of your judgments of yourself and let love be the judge. You have to give up control at a certain level and be willing to be received by love, as you are.
Many there will be who love in you for what they wish you to be, but that love is fleeting, based in opinion, an image and likeness and sadly it is often far from the truth. That loves disappoints. Find one who loves you for what you are, however, and you are in for the greatest adventure on earth…if you dare to let yourself receive that love.