Love and Devotion

“I am devoted to my family and my work. But what I get in return often in both places is sadness”, said a coachee recently.

The usage of the word devotion this way immediately reminded me of J. Krishnamurti’s words:

“Love is different from devotion. When you are devoted to some god, to some temple, to some ideals, to some country, behind that there is a motive, which is an exchange, I give you this and you return me that. That’s why you go to the temples, or you go to your gurus. It is an exchange. Love has no motive. It doesn’t ask anything.”

Do you love your family? Do you love your job? Or are you devoted to them?


Photo by Jan Canty on Unsplash

Author: Ram

Leadership Coach. Musician. Educator.

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