Stephanie (@ssteph888)

1 weeks ago

“Love redeems. Despite all the lovelessness that surrounds us, nothing has been able to block our longing for love, the intensity of our yearning. The understanding that love redeems appears to be a resilient aspect of the heart’s knowledge. The healing power of redemptive love lures us and calls us toward the possibility of healing. We cannot account for the presence of the heart’s knowledge. Like all great mysteries, we are all mysteriously called to love no matter the conditions of our lives, the degree of our depravity or despair. The persistence of this call gives us reason to hope. Without hope, we cannot return to love. Breaking our sense of isolation and opening up the window of opportunity, hope provides us with a reason to go forward. It is a practice of positive thinking. Being positive, living in a permanent state of hopefulness, renews the spirit. Renewing our faith in love’s promise, hope is our covenant.”⁣ —Bell Hooks, All About Love: New Visions.⁣ ⁣ Reflecting on love. Not in a romantic kind of way, but as the purest human value that heals and brings us hope.⁣ ⁣ #love #hope #mindfulwalking #queenelizabetholympicpark #olympicpark #prettycitylondon #bellhooks #allaboutlove #summervibes