What's Love Got To Do With It?

I am beginning to feel that we may seek appreciation more than we seek love.  Oh I know that is a broad statement, but let’s look at it for a moment.   I am a firm believer that love is an experience, something that you generate within yourself.


I can’t think of a time in my life when I felt appreciated, or that I had value, without also feeling the experience I call love.


I also can’t think of a time when I felt the experience of love that I didn’t also feel pure appreciation; for myself and for the other person. I somehow knew that the other person was also experiencing being appreciated.


Looking at it now, is it possible when we are not feeling appreciated, that we are also not generating the experience of love?


Give me your thoughts…let’s talk about this….


  1. Beth on October 5, 2011 at 6:07 pm

    Only in working relationships can I say I felt appreciation but not love. Which is probably a good thing!

    • Belanie Dishong on October 6, 2011 at 9:43 pm

      Hello Beth, Thank you for taking an interest in my blog and posting your comment. I think you are not alone. Maybe you are even in the majority with regards to your experience of feeling appreciation, yet not feeling love with your working relationships.

      I wonder what it would be like for you if that were not the case? What could it be like if you could have in all of your relationships the experience of appreciation, value, and love…including at work?

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