By: T. Klinkhamer Illustrated by: Dean Cercone

IF NOT YOU, THEN WHO? YOU=LOVE!

IF NOT YOU, THEN WHO? YOU=LOVE!
“If I am not for myself, then who will be for me?” -Rabbi Hillel

Edited by: Sarah Sindler ©YOU=LOVE 2013

PREFACE What is love and what is our relationship to it? How do we embody love and what does that embodiment bring us? These are urgent existential questions. It’s always within us. The aphorisms probe intersections of meaning and invite repeated contemplation.” Klinkhamer subtly reveals that – perhaps more importantly – language is also the House of Love. we can unfold for ourselves a more full experience of the love in our hearts. our relationships. the book gently re-connects readers with their own intuitive awareness of the awesome love power within them. in his famous essays on poetry and art. Then Who? You = Love!. You equal love. Klinkhamer. Then Who? You = Love! reminds us that this is not just a duty. our world and our language. We all need to better learn how to nurture the spark of love within us and share it with others. Language as a resource for the communication of loving truth and the unveiling of rich connections is a matter of ongoing interest for author T. observed that “Language is the House of Being. Love dwells within our words. and by savoring the meanings and resonances of those words. The philosopher Martin Heidegger. We can use our love power right now. Klinkhamer draws upon the dictionary definitions of words to uncover and make clear for readers of all ages the way that love energy beautifully transforms life. PhD . Then Who? You = Love! answers them with provocative aphorisms and heart-opening illustrations. If Not You. but a pleasure. In If Not You. and one that is simple and free to attain. Through words and images. Klinkhamer teaches. If Not You. The illustrations dramatize the movements of love energy through ourselves. Carolyn Elliott.

May all who need Love receive Love! .1.

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YOU are the you in You = Love. You and Love are of the same value. You = Love. The word "equal" or the symbol "=" means that both values on either side of an equation have the same value. .2. You =Love.

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All humans have an unlimited capacity for Love."Value" is the capacity for merit. and absorb. . respect. hold. "Capacity" is the ability to receive.3. and esteem.

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4. Humans = Love. To equal Love is to equal peace. All humans are created equal. . equally.

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.5. Emit rays of Love. and you will be recognized for your Love Power.

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The equal sign is two parallel lines. Resonate and resound with Love. . Resonance is parallel waves of energy.6.

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7. . and emit rays of Love frequently with a frequent smile. Resonate and radiate love to disseminate Love power.

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A smile is just like the "=" sign. It is the same in every language.8.
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9. your purpose for existing. . Be a magnet and a conduit of Love! This is your highest calling.

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You = Love is an affirmation. .10. Say this affirmation in the mirror. Say it to all you know.

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The sum of all your actions and the actions of others equals Love.11. .

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12. If you think that someone does not equal Love, then that someone needs Love the most. The people who say no to Love or resist Love are the people who need it more than anyone else.

13. Value = Valor. When you allow Love, your wishes become valid, and you display valor.

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To yield is to honor and give recognition to love and others. .14. Yield = Honor.

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You will gain from the experience of sharing your Love power. .15.

16. Align your thoughts, words, and deeds with Love, and all your allies will recognize your effort. Align, again and again.

The demonstration of mercy is essential to peace and Love. When you show mercy.17. . you demonstrate grace. Graceful movement over time equals true success.

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18. Make Love your frequency. Make Love your center and driving force. . Frequency is the repetition of action that causes waves of momentum over time.

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When your driving frequency is equal to the frequency of the system in which you participate peaceably. .19. your actions will always result in Love and peace.

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. Use your energy constructively to turn your positive vibes into directed Love power.20.

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Love is pleasing to all. parallel waves of peace. . You = Love represents a peaceful way of living and loving.21. Equality consists of pleasant.

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22. People who have Love have everything! .

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Adapt and adjust your impulses to come from the giver of your breath and pulse. .23. Every human has impulses.

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. Adapt your impulses to come from your loving center.24. Don’t adapt your impulses to anger. not from a place of hate.

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.25. Let love be your motivating force. An impulse is an urging force.

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Flow impulsively with love’s influences. .26. and accept the impressions of love’s vibes.

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Everyone has a pulse! A pulse is a wave.27.making. Be moving in ways and waves of peace. a spark to influence us all to peace. Be a peacemaker! . Be in alignment with peace.

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. We can illuminate hate with the light of Love.28.

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Everyone has a magical and essential spark inside. a flash of light. It is a feeling of potential. and it causes us to feel the potential to radiate Love vibrations. a pulse. A spark is a glistening particle. This spark is in each of us. . This light is like a seed and the seat of your Love power.29.

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. will always succeed and cause peace. used with intention and integrity.30. Love power.

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Love is action. Love is factual. Love is rational. Love is actual. Manifest Love.31. .

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Heroes and heroines are real role models of Love power. you have the will to soothe. and to make Love an action. If you wonder what actions of Love are. .32. With Love power. look to your heroines and heroes. to set Love in motion.

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you can cause more Love and peace. With allies.33. . Alliance to Love will gain you allies.

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fundamental. It means there is no doubt. "Absolute" means unlimited perfection in quality. It means positive.34. . complete. and unwavering.

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Absolute Love is the enduring effect of Love and it should be demonstrated repeatedly.35. .

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With Love power. there is reasoning and understanding.36. .

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37. Consistent repetition of good deeds demonstrates integrity.

38. "Resolve" means to solve, to cause a solution. "Solve" has the word Love in it.

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39. "Intrinsic" means you belong to the essential nature or constitution of a thing. Love is the intrinsic nature of all living beings. You have intrinsic Love. .

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40. Apply Love power whenever you feel afraid. . Express your intrinsic Love to dispel and solve your doubts and fears.

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.41. Be an agent of Love change.

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indispensable. and fundamental.42. . Equality is essential.

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43. For every action there is an equal reaction. Love is a positive action with profound and farreaching reactions. .

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44. . Love is resounding and abounding.

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Be faithful with your Love power. "Adhere" means to be faithfully attached.45. .

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Devote and adhere yourself to a set of principles that cause Love. .46.

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loyal to Love. . To be honored and honorable.47. you must be active in Love. and honest with Love.

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Honesty = Truth. Truth = Fidelity. Fidelity = Faithfulness.48. .

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49. . Be loyal to truth and Love because you are the cause and Love is your effect.

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50. . Achieve Peace with Love.

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Give the Love that you wish to receive. . Do esteemable deeds and you will have self-esteem. and you will be respected.51. Treat others with respect.

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When you honor Love and respect Love. you will be honorable and respectable.52. .

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especially to anger. hate. Love is profound. . and fear. and Love actions resound.53. Always respond with Love.

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A response is a reply.54. . Reply with honor as your guiding aspect.

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and peace will be your reward.55. . To honor Love is to respect Love. Respect Love.

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Be an author of reverence. "Reverence" is to honor with deepest respect and devotion. .56.

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Have a confident belief in the truth of Love and truth and Love will follow you.57. .

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and with great depths. Love can reach great depths. .58. comes great lengths.

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you will find profound Love and Awe.59. Move forward with Love. you are at your most awake. Wakeful peace is the highest achievement. Once you penetrate beyond the surface of the superficial. . When you are in a state of awe.

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.60. Finish any task with love and you will be plentiful.

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and peaceful intonations will reward you with ample success.61. devotion. Consistent intentions of Love. .

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62. abundant. and abounding. Your deeds should be profuse. You will see abundance. Your will will be abundant. .

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in accordance with integrity and peace. Love strikes the right chords. .63.

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64. . Dignity is an effect of Love.

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When you desire to enhance your reasoning and understanding.65. . your desire will result in peace.

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. You are equal to the Love you create.66.

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A loving person can cause more Love and dispel anger and hatred. .67. An angry person causes more anger.

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Force—it takes one to make one.68. .

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Let your force be LOVE! .69.

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If not you then who? YOU=LOVE! .70.

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Pennsylvania and Pittsburgh. He produces paintings.T. As a graffiti artist in NYC. the Wherehouse at 4810 Penn Avenue. Klinkhamer “People who have love have everything. email Klinkhamer at equalove@youequallove. She’s always delighted to give a reading. hospitals and homeless shelters. artist and Air Force Veteran with a background in electrical engineering and jewelrydesign. When Animals Agree: YOU=LOVE. Klinkhamer has read her work to children all over the world in schools. Klinkhamer inspires readers to embrace and build a world where love reigns supreme. Klinkhamer is a lesbian. poems.com . Klinkhamer has everything.” Author T. She challenges our definitions of love and asks us to know ourselves as love. and Share to Show YOU=LOVE. You can find out more about Dean’s work at www. Dean hails from rural Renfrew. Pennsylvania. she executed one of the largest graffiti campaigns ever. illustrations. and for two years served as a main studio artist and curator of the popular artspace and cultural hub. thoughts and songs that explore themes of maternal struggle and people comforting each other amidst chaos. Through subtle and powerful language. stenciling “YOU=LOVE” in gold spray paint on hundreds of sidewalk corners throughout the city. Klinkhamer is also the author of three books for children: YOU=LOVE. To arrange for a YOU=LOVE reading. Dean Cercone Dean Cercone is a prolific visionary artist and experimental musician. He frequently displays his art in venues throughout Pittsburgh.deancercone.org.

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