The beginning of Love is to let those we love be perfectly themselves, and not to twist them to fit our own image. Otherwise we love only the reflection of ourselves we find in them. —Thomas Merton

People are illogical, love them anyway. The good you do today is forgotten tomorrow, love anyway, your motives are constantly questioned, love anyway. — Mother Teresa

Love is the core energy that rules everything. It’s the force field of creation.— John E. Fetzer, founder of the Fetzer Institute

Your task is not to seek for love but merely to seek and find the barriers within yourself that you have built against it. — Rumi

Love is more about us being loving than about other people being lovable.— Rick Hansen

They will know you are disciples of mine by your love for one another. — Jesus

Solutions are not necessarily the answer, love is. — Seph Barnard

We are at the dawn of recognizing Love as the new transformational intelligence — Doc Childre, founder of The HeartMath Institute.

Someday, after mastering the winds, the waves, the tides and gravity, we shall harness for God the energies of love, and then, for a second time in the history of the world, man will have discovered fire. Teilhard de Chardin

The greatest challenge is how to bring about a revolution of the heart, a revolution which has to start with each one of us. — Dorothy Day

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Why Love More?

More people are waking up to the power of love and care as the solution to our personal and societal challenges. Love is a transformational intelligence that raises our vibrations to draw in new solutions we haven’t thought of yet with multiple benefits. The need for love has been philosophized for eons—now is the time for us to bring it to the street, practice more love and kindness in our interactions, and reap the practical and proven benefits. Doc Childre, Founder of The HeartMath Institute

Most of us experience an object-oriented love, toward someone or something. The love I refer to is a love that comes from or through us, and is not object-directed, but reflects a sense of "being in love with the world, everyone and everything in it." So, love more is the invitation to stop limiting our love to those in our own family, tribe, those like us, those we know, and open ourselves to a love that knows no limits or bounds. Unknown to most of us, there are people who have been or are in love with the world and all those in it. For most of us, experiences of this unconditional love are fleeting and rare. For some, it is a lifestyle.

Although love has not been elevated to the status of "the hard problem" in science as "consciousness" has attained, yet the full story of love, and the part that the heart plays has yet to be unveiled in the greater scientific arena. Love seems to fall more into the domain of mystics, poets, writers, and theologians who describe it in many ways. After all is said and done, it appears all we are left with are metaphors of something so indescribably delicious that it baffles our imaginations even to begin to define it in a cosmic context.

We hope to bring a fresh look at the many dimensions of love and how it affects our bodies, minds, brains, chemistry, connections, relationships, and the world around us. In short, we hope to simplify love in an easily digestible format that will both inspire us and connect us to a larger world beyond that which we know or even imagine. We seek to explore ways to engage this ever-expanding presence of love that has the innate power to influence both the past and the future through a joyful experience of becoming more fully human, bringing meaning, purpose, and love into all areas of our life.

Most of us know what it feels like to be in love and be loved, and how it helps this world to be a better place. Love is a place of intimacy, of caring for knowing another deeply. Social researcher Brene Brown says, "it is hard to hate someone when you are up close to them. We are hardwired to be connected, so maybe we just need to be intimate with each other, get to know each other's stories. Learn how we share more in common with each other than we are different."

She adds, "We belong to each other and this can never be lost, but it can be forgotten."

Maybe all we need are reminders.

You may have missed some helpful information. After 3 years of working on this project, we are now ready to create a community of people who would like to receive 4 emails per month (1 x week) with a summary of articles, postings, videos, and resources with links that are put up each week on the website and blog. Share in the love.

What Are We Up To...

  • [Ongoing since 2007] Weekly parenting articles for the Post Institute. (See Post Parenting Toolbox Article Archives Here)

  • [January 2019] LoveMore Institute Blog [April 2020] New LoveMore Blog

  • The LoveMore Institute Website—Content creation and curated, helpful, loving, and cutting edge information to help us all learn to love each other. You are welcome here, and so is the person next to you and the person who comes after and before you. Unless you are one who doesn't think that all are welcome. Then, we need to talk—but you are still welcome. This work also helps to promote and connect people and organizations involved in social impact work, and other creative and inspiring efforts, both locally and across the world, that helps us to become more connected to each other, in love with each other, and more fully human. It's all about the head/heart connection.

  • [2019] Produced 3 podcasts—not yet released.

  • [May 1, 2021] Working on 3rd first draft of a novel Finding Zoe: A Spiritual Odyssey (working title) and hoping to publish this year.

  • [May 1, 2021 in process] Compiling of a daily contemplative parenting guide 365: A Year long Journey into Parenting and Love based on articles previously written and a book of essays with longer articles as "the best of" 14 years of writing.

  • [In the planning stages] Publishing a series of "Why To" fables that provide step by step instruction in short, allegorical fiction books.

  • [In the planning stages] Short online courses to help facilitate an intentional heart/head focus approach to living lovingly.

  • [December 24, 2019] Chasing Zoe (new working title): Eve, a young disillusioned young woman in search of self, meets a man who seems to know much about a realm that Jesus and many saints, poets, and mystics have spoken of, but has been lost to “industrialized Christianity” and traditional understanding. Joshua, the proprietor of the Almighty Inn B&B where she is staying, comes across as having an intimate understanding and knowledge of Jesus that is way beyond mere belief. Read more →

The LoveMore Institute is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organized exclusively for charitable and educational purposes. We produce helpful information, training and resources to parents, individuals, professionals, people of faith, disillusioned, and those with little or no faith.

We hope to offer everything at no cost and fund this work through donations, affiliate recommendations and by supporting other people's work that aligns with our mission.

The assistance and information made available will be provided with the intent to teach ways to enhance and increase one’s ability to love more using a foundation of psychology, science, religion, research and practice and through the use of books, video, blogs, newsletters, social media and other digital distribution online.

We love to get feedback, comments, what you like and what you don't like, and what we can do to improve our work. Email david@lovemoreinstitute.org

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