Giving and receiving love frees me from negativity.
After his release, Nelson Mandela embraced his freedom, giving thanks for the blessings of life. He became an open vessel of acceptance, embracing the love of others and returning that love to all with whom he came in contact. Perhaps that is the true meaning of freedom—giving and receiving love. I embrace that concept today. If I feel unjustly treated, I forgive and free myself from bitterness. Love frees me from resentments and opens me to happier, more fulfilling experiences and relationships. I am free and encouraged to change my focus to one of inclusion rather than exclusion. I am free to live in harmony. As I give love, I receive love, and I am reminded of the words of Paul: “... love is the fulfilling of the law.”
Love does no wrong to a neighbor; therefore, love is the fulfilling of the law.—Romans 13:10