Why do we outwardly search for love instead of looking inside?
Because we give love to and receive love from the outside world. This means we experience love when we give it to others and receive love from others by letting them love us. Unconsciously we associate love with giving and receiving. But if we cultivate love inwardly, love becomes a state. And if we plant the love seed inwardly and water it daily, the plant will grow tall and become stronger every day. Soon, there will be no place for emptiness. Every little hole will be filled up with love.
Maya Angelou, one of my favourite writers said:
„I do not trust people who don’t love themselves and yet tell me, ‘I love you.’ There is an African saying which is: Be careful when a naked person offers you a shirt“