The only promise is this: that love will never end. It may change forms. It may not appear in the way you expect. It may surprise you, challenge you, change you. But it will not end. All it asks is that you say yes to the gift, without clinging to it. Clinging to it denies what it is–ceaseless, bottomless, endless–and kills what it might become.
Be grateful for all of the love in your life, whether it comes from a cherished partner, a new friend, or the breeze of a summer day. The more love you are willing to accept into your heart, the more love will appear. Cherish whatever form love takes, and whatever ways it grows and changes. Surrender to the love you already have, and you will never find yourself without it.
We cannot capture time, cannot stop the world. Savor what is here and now. Open your heart to what is before you and within you. Learn to listen and to wait.
Nothing belongs to you. Why would you want to own anything? You would only become a slave, rather than a lover.