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Hello, beautiful friend,
This book is a love letter to you.
Within its pages, the deepest, truest, purest human love - love without cause - embraces you. This love is your birthright.
This love reaches out to others without any cause in them, and loves them.
Dorean love simply loves. It does not love “because”; it loves “regardless.” It is love for the sake of love.
Dorean love is love without cause in the other.
You love already, of course, wrapping others warmly with your love; your mind and heart naturally love them because of who you are, because of who they are, because of the way you make each other feel. And that’s profound, life-giving, and beautiful.
But dorean love is something different from that.
Dorean love can only express love, regardless of the person being loved, because its nature is to love. It is its own raison d’être.
Dorean love empowers and transforms. It can transform others, and it can transform communities, societies, and cultures. But first, it must transform you, from the inside out. Dorean love requires an inner accounting and awareness, a love of yourself as well as a love of others.
Yes, dorean love gently but persistently nudges you to love yourself, without judgment, criticism, or shame.
You can love yourself with dorean love, not because you’re worthy, not because you’re accomplished, not because you’re exceptional; you love yourself without any cause in you.
Dorean self-love is not egotistical. On the contrary, you love yourself because dorean love can do nothing else but love.
So this love letter to you is about loving you without expectation, without reciprocation, without demands. Dorean love simply loves.
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No matter where you are in life, no matter what you’ve done, or what you’ve gone through, love without cause reaches you and loves you for no reason other than that you are.
And this love letter to you is about you loving others in the same way.
As you read, you’ll see how to do it.
Deep inside, you already know.
You already know how to love and be loved this way. You will know it as soon as you experience it; it will resonate with every fiber of your being.
You will feel like you’ve finally come home.
As you work through this book, you will be transformed.
And as you grow and evolve, you transform the world around you. In a sense, you shape the world in your image … at least, your little corner of the world.
But this is how you change the world. You begin by changing you. And this love letter within this book is here to help you do just that.
So welcome home, my friend. Find a comfortable place to be, and work through this book, week by week.
These ideas are deep, and difficult, and demanding. They will require of you consistent work and much self-awareness.
Take a breath, and dive deep into the material. You will succeed.
You will make major changes in yourself, enabling you to manage your own emotions, and to let go of the emotions of others, along with any sense that you need to control someone else to protect yourself.
You will discover the art of non-reactivity, and with that, you will forever be freed from bondage to your own emotional states, and those of others. And when you experience your freedom, you will know not only that you are free to love without cause, but that you can do nothing else.
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You will have become love. You will be love, in a world that doesn’t deserve it.
So thank you. In this work, you offer a precious gift ‒ to yourself, to others, and to the world ‒ so needed right now. I am glad you have chosen to do this work.
You are appreciated.
With all my love,
March 19, 2020