Cultivate A Love Ethic


By The Raquel Peel Editorial Team

There are different views about love, many of us are not sure what we mean when we talk of love or how to express love. For that reason, sometimes people tend to misunderstand their feelings or be carried away with the influence of others and accept how others view about having a relationship then apply it on themselves. That results heartbreaks and frustrations.

If you have these kinds of uncertainties, how can you develop a love ethic on your own and have clear views about it?

Brené Brown says: "We can’t give people what we don’t have. We have to live love to give love." Since love is what we always need, we have to cultivate a love ethic.

Here is a snipped from her article:

A Love Ethic

“Individuals who choose to love can and do alter our lives in ways that honor the primacy of a love ethic. We do this by choosing to work with individuals we admire and respect; by committing to give our all to relationships; by embracing a global vision wherein we see our lives and our fate as intimately connected to those of everyone else on the planet. Commitment to a love ethic transforms our lives by offering us a different set of values to live by. In large and small ways, we make choices based on a belief that honesty, openness, and personal integrity need to be expressed in public and private decisions.”
bell hooks

We have to live by a love ethic and double down on love. To do that, we have to nurture and protect love and kindness in ourselves and in others. The doubling down is going to require some changes in life. If you want to know where to start, here are the 8 ways: READ IT HERE

Doubling down on love demands that we be brave enough to straddle the tension of staying awake to the struggle in the world and fighting for justice and peace, while also cultivating a love ethic in our own lives. We can’t sacrifice the micro for the macro, or the macro for the micro. So, take radical change over betraying your mind and heart every time.

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