A dear friend asked me – what if the girl he loves doesn’t love him back. My response:
We love someone because we love them.
We don’t love someone because they will love us back.
Then why do we question our love, if our love is not reciprocated.
I have quoted this from the Geeta a lot many times before, and I quote it again now “Karma kar phal ki chinta mat kar” (Do your deed without worrying about the reward). The reward for a good deed is the deed itself. When we truly love someone, the reward for our love is the love that we have within us. It is beautiful, timeless and quintessentially pure. Even if we don’t get anything in return for our love, we still have our love and no one and nothing can change that.
And then I ask – Would you rather have loved and lost, than not to have loved at all?
We are fortunate that we have experienced love, experienced the exhilaration, the freedom, the depth of love. There are so many out there who will never experience it in its true form. We have been given a gift; we should cherish it and use it as a strength.
When we are talking about love, here is my all time favorite dialog from the movie City on Angels –
“I would rather have had one breath of her hair, one kiss from her mouth, one touch of her hand, than eternity without it!”