The emotion of Love brings out, and develops, the artistic and the the aesthetic nature of man. It leaves its impress upon one’s very soul, even after the fire has ben subdued by time and circumstances.
Memories of Love never pass. They linger, guide, and influence long after the source of the stimulation has faded. There is nothing new in this. Every person, who has been moved by Genuine Love, knows that it leaves enduring traces upon the human heart. The effect of Love endures, because love is spiritual in nature. The man who cannot be stimulated to great heights of achievement by Love, is hopeless – he is dead, though he may seem to live.
Even the memories of Love are sufficient to lift one to a higher plane of creative effort. The major force of Love may spend itself and pass away, life a fire which has burnt itself out, but it leaves behind indelible marks as evidence that it passed that way. Its departure often prepares the human heart for a still greater Love.
Let’s go back into our yesterday, and bathe our minds in the beautiful memories of past Love. It will soften the influence of the present worries and annoyances. It will give us a source of escape from the unpleasant realities of life, and maybe – who knows – our minds will yield to us, during this temporary retreat into the world of fantasy, ideas, or plans which may change our lives for good, forever.
If you believe yourself unfortunate, because you have “loved and lost”, perish the thought. One has loved truly, can never lose entirely. Love is whimsical and temperamental. Its nature is ephemeral, and transitory. It comes when it pleases, and goes away without warning. Accept and enjoy it when it remains, but spend no time worrying about its departure. Worry will never bring it back.
Dismiss, also, the thought that Love never comes but once. Love may come and go, times without number, but there are no two Love experiences which affect one in just the same way. There may be, and there usually is, one Love experience which leaves a deeper imprint on the heart than all the others; but all Love experiences are beneficial, except to the person who becomes resentful and cynical when Love makes its departure. No experience, which touches the human heart with a spiritual force, can possibly be harmful, except through ignorance, and jealousy.
– Napoleon Hill