Love Skill #15 – Voice a Love Message



Love Skill #15

Voice a Love Message 

By Dr. Scott Peck & Shannon Peck 


Voicing a Love Message
sets a tone of goodwill & causes someone
to feel acknowledged & appreciated

Greetings are often short – just a few seconds. Yet your clear love intention, open smile, and loving eyes can convey an enormous amount of love in a brief moment.

A short love message is like icing on your greeting cake. So what is a love message?

A good love message is a very short heart statement of how you feel right there in the moment of the greeting. A love message tells someone that she or he is special. For example, with someone you already know and appreciate, you might convey your love like this:

  • “It’s a delight to see you again.”
  • “It always feels good to be with you.”
  • “I’m so grateful you are in my life.”
  • “Every time I see you, my heart feels good.”
  • “I so admire what you are contributing with your life.”

With someone you are meeting for the first time, you might convey a genuine love message in a different way:

  • “I love your smile. It radiates joy.”
  • “Your eyes are so beautiful and full of love.”
  • “I’m very delighted to meet you.”
  • “I look forward to knowing you.”

You would only voice such love messages, of course, if you genuinely felt these thoughts. If you’re a bit stuck at finding something to say, look more closely so you can discover and appreciate someone’s smile, eyes, or something else special – perhaps even something they are wearing.

All these love messages have one thing in common. They voice your love in a genuine way to another’s heart.

Whether or not you have time for a greeting to develop into a longer conversation or greater intimacy, you have created an authentic love moment that will last for a long time in the other person’s heart – and in yours.

“I don’t think I can be that bold,” you might be thinking. It’s actually not about boldness. It’s about choosing to live your life in the arena of intimacy and love rather than live in separation and distance.

It gets easy and fun as you practice. Start with your friends. Find new ways to greet them with a love message. Notice how they feel, even though they know you love them (perhaps they’re not so sure). Don’t worry about finding the right words. Let your heart create the words. Love has an infinite number of ways to say “I love you.”

By voicing a love message, you make a deeply satisfying connection every time you greet someone. Your love message sets a tone of goodwill and causes the other person to feel acknowledged and appreciated.


A Love Message
can heal another’s heart

Action Step

Practice giving a Love Message
to everyone you encounter

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Copyright (c) 2006-2017 by Scott & Shannon Peck

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