How to be Loved

Today a perfect poem fell into my path.  Don’t you love it when that happens?  A little poem shouting so loudly what I already knew, what I often say, what I wanted to hear, what I needed to be reminded of.

It’s simple and yet says so very much.  For me, it speaks of Heaven’s Love.

I would like to share it with you:


How To Be Loved

If you are wondering how you can be loved,

The way to be loved is to love first.

If you exist only when you are loved by others

How sad that is.

If you confirm your existence only by others

You must stop, if you can.


Don’t confirm your existence only by receiving love

Confirm your existence by loving.

Don’t hesitate,

Be the first to wear your heart on your sleeve!


Loving first,

Loving yourself,

Loving without fear,

For it’s love that makes human mature, isn’t it?


poem by Jeongeun Son,  from Seventy Stories for a Healthy Soul