Love liberates

Maya Angelou‘s voice is like magic. She is music.

“I am grateful to have been loved and to be loved now and to be able to love, because that liberates. Love liberates. It doesn’t just hold—that’s ego. Love liberates. It doesn’t bind. Love says, ‘I love you. I love you if you’re in China. I love you if you’re across town. I love you if you’re in Harlem. I love you. I would like to be near you. I’d like to have your arms around me. I’d like to hear your voice in my ear. But that’s not possible now, so I love you. Go.’” ~  Maya Angelou

We need love in the mental health system. Love is ultimately the only thing that heals, because love recognizes our individuality and cannot ultimately ever be coercive. In order to support one another to become who we are we need love. In the end it is that simple.

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About Monica Cassani

Author/Editor Beyond Meds: Everything Matters