1. Let go of pain
We’ve all been hurt in the past. We may have been abandoned, cheated, or hurt physically or emotionally. If we hold on to the pain, it makes us lock up love deep inside. We need to let it go.
We also need to let go of people who have not loved us in the past, or don’t love us in the present. Let those feelings go. They have no power over you anymore. To love more, you need to love yourself in the right way first. Get rid of the anger, pain, frustration and fear and live in the present moment.
3. Unlock yourself
We all have love within us, but we need to unlock it. It’s always there and never gets lost. It’s impossible that you cannot love again because you never lost it. Remember kindness, a warm smile or action given to you freely by someone. Focus on that and expand on it. It was an expression of love and focusing on that love will unlock the love within you.
4. Give love to get love
5. Show you care
Show love to others every day. Give a helping hand, a warm smile, some nice words. Think of how you can help them, instead of wondering how to take advantage of them. Don’t be closed off, don’t be afraid to love, because if you truly love, you’ll never be hurt. Don’t have expectations, just send others your love.
- Five Ways to Love More by Tsem Rinpoche