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You Can Be A Master Of Love

Updated on June 11, 2016
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A product of a dysfunctional family, Audrey's burning desire to help others to love themselves led her to the study of psychology at UCLA.

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Can I Learn To Master Love?

Is it possible to master love? Only with practice and plenty of it. And along with working consistently on how to master love, it's important to have at least a little knowledge of how human beings operate.

Learning to love is an on-going process. Patience, forgiveness, and kindness are basic to loving. Another thing to remember is action. Walk your talk. Show your love each day, throughout the day during the good times as well as the bad.

Let's take a look into our basic emotional needs first followed by the reason that prevents us from loving.

What Prevents Us From Loving - The Biggest Reason

Author Stephan R. Covey wisely quotes, "Nothing destroys trust faster than making and breaking a promise. Conversely, nothing builds and strengthens trust more than keeping a promise you make."

Trust is one reason relationships fail however the biggest reason is fear.

Fear prevents us from both loving and being loved. Some of our biggest fears include:

The fear of:

  • Rejection
  • Being controlled
  • Punished
  • Misunderstood
  • Lack of communication
  • Financial Issues
  • Responsibility
  • Loyalty (on both parties)
  • Remaining Faithful
  • Not being good enough
  • Being accepted
  • Being changed
  • Losing our sense of self
  • Being judged unfairly


Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear.

Ambrose Redmoon

6 Helpful Tips For Mastering Love

  • Mastering love requires complete integrity and honesty. There is no place for lying. It will never bring peace of mind. Be impeccable with your word.
  • Develop your listening skills. You cannot be understanding until you see what they see Avoid interruptions and the need to give advice.
  • Keep your ego out of your perception to see things clearly. Avoid being to quick to judge.
  • Develop an appreciation and love for YOU. Until you truly love yourself it's difficult, if not impossible, to love another. This implies the act of forgiveness, including yourself.
  • Think before you speak. This is seasoned advice which still holds true. It's difficult to "take back" a hurtful word. Just take a second or two to evaluate how your words will sound to someone else.

I Loved Him In Silence

I’m Falling…

Slowly… excitement grabs my heart, claiming my desire for him

Captivated by his smile, decorated with Sean Connery dimples

Full beckoning lips

I wonder how they would feel coming home to mine


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I’m Falling…

He speaks, I hear a symphony

More please, more

My imagination speaks,

How would it feel to touch his fingers

The very same fingers that strum his guitar

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I’m Falling…

His eyes call to me

with promises that cannot be

Two hearts unite but never take flight

Hidden words never spoken

Shattered images

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I’m Falling…

He is King Arthur and Sir Lancelot, “with virtue to spare”

Though his head is bare where there once was hair

It matters not

It is a most beautiful crown

I am waiting to become Guinevere

Take me away

To Camelot


I’m falling…into sleep.

Deeper, deeper

His arms wrapped around me

I am bathed in his warmth

Like a bed of roses basking in the sun

I am complete.

Still, I am alone.

My Own Thoughts on Love

I believe that love surrounds us. It cradles and soothes us when we need it the most. We can find love as we look up. Gaze at the sky and it's vastness and feel love pouring down on you.

Life itself is full of love if we are open to it. We find it in nature, the pride of mother earth. We hear it in the laughter of children. Our animal friends are always ready to greet us with unconditional love. The song of a bird reminds us of how valuable we are. A beautiful symphony fills every pore of our being with love.

The greatest love of all is only a heart beat away. It comes from within. We carry it with us every single minute of every passing day. Nurture and care for this love. Share it freely.

The more we give away to others and to every living thing on the planet, the more love we shall receive.

Thank you for being here. ~

Resources

Don Miguel Ruiz - The Mastery Of Love

Stephen R. Covey - The 8th Habit

If Ever I would leave you - Musical Camelot

Do You Consider Yourself A Master Of Love?

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© 2011 Audrey Hunt

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      carrie450 6 years ago from Winnipeg, Canada

      Beautiful poetry vocalcoach along with the graphics.

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      drbj and sherry 6 years ago from south Florida

      "Sean Connery dimples," Audrey? You-re a goner, girl! Lovely, image-rich poetry. In addition to the graphics.

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      Hmrjmr1 6 years ago from Georgia, USA

      Well Done Lass!

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      Audrey Hunt 6 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      Oh, thank you Hmrjmr1! Do you have dimples?? :)

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      Audrey Hunt 6 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      drbj - You have found me out. Dimples delight me :)

      Most thankful to you for your comments. You are such a jewel!

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      Audrey Hunt 6 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      carrie - I am delighted that you enjoyed my poem and the graphics. You always bring a smile to me when I see that you have dropped by. Thanyou. :)

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      K.A.E Grove 6 years ago from Australia

      This was breathtaking, a beautiful piece full of emotion, loved every word

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      Hello, hello, 6 years ago from London, UK

      Absolutely beautiful. Thank you for giving the pleasure or reading it.

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      sofs 6 years ago

      Charming..aged love like wine... enjoyed it!!

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      Micky Dee 6 years ago

      "Captivated by his smile, decorated with Sean Connery dimples" - I hope you get Sean Connery dimples!

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      breakfastpop 6 years ago

      How lovely. Voted up and "beautiful".

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      Audrey Hunt 6 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      breakfastpop - If a man with "Sean Connery" dimples comes to the breakfast table looking for Guinevere, will you let me know? :) Thanks Pop!

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      Audrey Hunt 6 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      nighthag - It was you and your magnificent hub on " using your writing prompts" hub which inspired me to write this. You suggested a list of words, one of them being "I'm falling" with a compelling graphic. I immediately began working on your writing exercises and this poem is a result of following your instruction. Could it be, that you are my muse? Is it ok for a muse to be of the same gender? :) Thank you so much for the gift you have given to me. You have unlocked a door which has been closed until now.

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      Dallas W Thompson 6 years ago from Bakersfield, CA

      Great work!

      More...

      Flag up and awesome!

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      rx4u 6 years ago

      Vocalcoach- Wow! King Arthur, Sir Lancelot ..AND...Sean Connery dimples? Move over girlfriend, I think I'm falling too! Ha! Great post, great imagery and great photos! Voted up indeed! :)

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      Audrey Hunt 6 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      dallas93444 - Wow - these kinds of comments really inspire me. Thank you again and again dallas! :_)

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      Audrey Hunt 6 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      Micky - Well, I haven't yet, but I always have my dreams right? It's kind of puzzling - what attracts one person physically to another. It isn't just the dimples, it's what surrounds them - the profound words, high character, confidence and on and on. I'm just a hopeless romantic, Micky! Great to see you. :)

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      Audrey Hunt 6 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      rx42 - Well, there is certainly enough here to go around! :) And, may I say, you've got style rx42. What else do we have in common? I will just have to go to one of your hubs, check your profile and find out. Thanks for coming by. :)

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      saddlerider1 6 years ago

      Oh what a romanticist you are, how lovely. Yes Sean Connery has cornered the market on his famous dimples. He is most definitely a man's man and I have admired him as such as well as a wonderfully talented actor. Thank you for sharing this beautiful poem, it stirred my heart and passions for romance. Hugs

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      Christina M. Castro 6 years ago from Baltimore,MD USA

      If they gave out an academy award for hubs for the most elegantly written hub, you would Receive it! Bravo!

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      Truckstop Sally 6 years ago

      Thanks for a beautiful hub. I saw Goulet in concert when I was 13 or so. Quite a presence.

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      Doug Turner Jr. 6 years ago

      Fun stuff. Lighthearted. You get your point across without being too heavy-handed. And it seems as though everyone loves the Connery reference. Well done. Cheers.

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      Cheri Schultz 6 years ago from Midwest

      Audrey: My darlin' - I am thinking you maybe writing about a secret admirer?? How eloquently and beautifully written. Love and peace to you my wonderful friend!!

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      Audrey Hunt 6 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      Cheri - Well...uh....mmmm....gosh....gee....shucks, now why would you be thinking that? :)

      Thank you, my dear and precious Cheri. Love you, my friend.

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      Laura Arne 6 years ago from Minnetonka, MN

      I love the poem,music and pictures. Great job. You made me miss love.

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      Audrey Hunt 6 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      Hello, hello - I am very glad that you liked my poem. I apprecrate your feedback as you are a wise lady. :)

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      Audrey Hunt 6 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      sofs - How kind of you to leave me such a nice comment. I am please that you read it. My best to you! :)

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      Audrey Hunt 6 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      Truckstop Sally - How wonderful that you were able to see him in person. I know you will never forget the experience of being right there with Mr. Goulet. Very glad to see you. Thanks for commenting!

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      Audrey Hunt 6 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      CMCastro - Wow! Now that is a great comment. :) Be careful - with encouragement like this, I just may write another poem. Really, 'tho, I so appreciate this. Thank you my friend and many blessings of love to you!

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      Audrey Hunt 6 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      saddlerider - well, you found me out. Oh, yes, I am indeed a romanticist. In every sense of the word. And it feels so "freeing" to let it all out on paper. I have a suspicion that you are, as well. (takes one to know one) :) I love your comments saddlerider. Blessings to you, dear man.

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      Audrey Hunt 6 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      Healing Touch - Yes, I miss it as well. :) So very nice to see you here. Please drop by again very soon. Thank you for your comment. Have a wonderful day.

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      I am falling but landing in the land of love. That's your poem. This poem really touch my heart. Thanks for post stunning pictures, including a great video. I hope your "love message" would spread to the entire world. Good work, my friend. Have a nice day!

      Prasetio

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      acaetnna 6 years ago from Guildford

      This is so lovely, really romantic and I just love it. The perfect utube to accompany this too, one of my Mum's favourite songs.Voting up and pressing your tabs.

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      Hillary 6 years ago from Atlanta, GA

      What lovely imagery! Beautiful.

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      Audrey Hunt 6 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      Doug Turner Jr - Thank you for your feedback on my poem. It means so much to me. I value your comments. Have a lovely day! :)

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      Cathy Nerujen 6 years ago from Edge of Reality and Known Space

      Love can be so inspiring. I'm glad I found this, Audrey. Great poem, and the tree image is lovely too. I love reading quality poetry.

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      Audrey Hunt 6 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      Astra - I very much want you to know that I appreciate your kind words about my poem. And I just love trees, so very much. Bless you in all you do and a big thanks!

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      Audrey Hunt 6 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      acaetnna - Makes me happy to know you enjoyed my hub. Ah - the wonderous feeling of falling in love. It's the best! And so are you. Thank you acaetnna and blessings to you!

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      Audrey Hunt 6 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      Dear Prasetio - I dream of spreading love to the whole world, as I know others do. You spread love to everyone and that is the greatest gift of all. Thank you, dearest friend. May your heart and life be filled with ecstacy!

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      Audrey Hunt 6 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      Green Lotus - I'm not always in a romantic mood, but I certainly was when I wrote this. :) I so much appreciate your lovely words. You always inspire me and have since the first hub I wrote - 8 months ago. Thank you GL for being you!

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      WillStarr 6 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      Well done!

      I'll be back for more.

      Voted up, beautiful, and awesome!

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      writinginalaska 6 years ago from southeast Alaska

      Vocal, it is truly amazing how much this piece reminds me of my The Siren Song, same mindset, very similar flow, i love it. I was totally swept away again. Great job! i think i like yours better than mine ;)

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      Audrey Hunt 6 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      Oh, WillStarr, you give me such a smile. Thanks for "lighting up my life"!

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      Audrey Hunt 6 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      writinginalaska - Now I can hardley wait to read "The Siren Song" which I will do right now! And I think it is YOU who are "truly amazing". Thank you...I'm off to read your poem now!

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      Kelly Umphenour 6 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      Amazing - amazing - amazing.

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      Support Med. 6 years ago from Michigan

      'Captivated by his smile, decorated with Sean Connery dimples

      Full beckoning lips

      I wonder how they would feel coming home to mine"

      Now, now vocalcoach, you have gotten somethin' started here. Sean Connery is oh so fine and handsome and goodlooking no matter how much he ages.

      Awesome poem, very emotionally exciting!! I need a drink of water now. v/r

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      Audrey Hunt 6 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      RealHousewife - Thankyou, thankyou, thankyou! :)

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      Audrey Hunt 6 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      Support Med. Hahahaha! Water won't help. Hahahaha. A cold shower, maybe. :) You are totally wonderful. Looking forward to another visit from you!

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      Genna East 6 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      The poetic words, photography and music blend together beautifully. Well done.

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      Audrey Hunt 6 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      Genna - You are one of my top favorites as a writer...your evaluation of my poem gives me a big smile!

      Thank you, Genna. :)vocalclach

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      Little Kim 5 years ago from Any town U.S.A.

      Beautiful! Funny how we all share the same desires for someone. Though it may never happen. "How would it feel to touch his fingers,the very same fingers that strum his guitar" I can relate to this.. a certain 61 year old Rock Star that I have written about!

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      Audrey Hunt 5 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      Kim - So true. When we are creating how we feel about a certain someone, we tend to think its just us, having those feelings. I'm going to go check out your hub on the 61 yr old Rock Star. Can't wait to read your hub. Thanks Kim. :)vocalcoach

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      Jackie Lynnley 5 years ago from The Beautiful South

      Great poem and you know Robert was a questionable experience for me. My mom loved him and so I saw and heard him a lot but if I liked him I couldn't tell any of my friends, lol. But you know my husband nor I cared for Frank Sinatra until s few years before his death. Now I have so much fun using people I never knew or loved and most probably not even living, music stretches far and wide the older I get.

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      Peg Cole 5 years ago from Dallas, Texas

      Absolutely love the song from Camelot - brings back so many lovely memories. And your poem - so rich with imagery and sweetness. The pics were perfect. Lovely!

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      Audrey Hunt 5 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      Oh, I am so happy to see you here Peg! It's been a long time since I've had a visitor. Thank you for making my day!!!

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      Audrey Hunt 5 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      Dear Jackie - I loved reading your comments. Really great! And fyi - I wrote a 3 part hub on Frank Sinatra. :) I am so darn happy to have found you here on hubpages. Cheers.

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