How to be human

The pathway of love

Image: Lacey Raper

The essence of being human is love: being loved and loving others.

There are countless other elements to our humanity, but no other is as fundamental as love.

We are most human when our lives are consumed and motivated by love.

I may not notice it in the moment, but when I give space to fear, hate, selfishness, greed, anger, or lust, I diminish my humanity.

The moment I let love out of the driving seat, I quickly veer towards a lesser version of myself.

I want to live life fully alive, fully human. And there is only one pathway— and that pathway is love, love, love.

Stubborn gladness

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