I went in search of an old daily attitude email about Mother’s Day and ran across the email below. It seems to me that motherhood is a great example of this kind of love.
I have found the paradox, that if you love until it hurts, there can be no more hurt, only more love. – Mother Teresa
Love until it hurts.
I think she means love it until it starts to (and continues to over time) kill our selfishness.
We must seek out this place of giving up our own desires for others.
When we can love another like this we finally experience the life we were designed for.
The paradox is that when we are able to do so we become happier than we would have been had we acted on our selfish desires in the first place.
I’m sure you all believe this already. My hope is that this email inspires you to do act on it. Just a little. Today.
Make it a great day.