Most of us are granted the gift of love in one form or another or at different points in our life journey but we do not always appreciate it as much as we should or sometimes even recognize true love, when it is staring us right in the eyes and or at the heart. We have the gift of love given to us early in life and to some again and again but we keep on looking for something that we already have or have been given.
There is love the journey and there is love the destination. The journey is actually but a stone's throw away and the destination is not far away because you are the destination. Here is the irony to love and that is that you are already at the destination but you keep on looking for the destination. The journey that is love is simply a journey to a place that you have already been or leave and return to. The journey is a means to simply finding more love for yourself, for others , for places and for things.
Love is not a fairy tale. It is a reality but the form of its reality is shaped by our own minds, our imagination and the impressions that our minds adopt of love and fairy tales. The fairy tales actually come from escapism, our imagination or from someone else's imagination that is then impressed on the minds of many as to what love is or should be. If not the fairy tales, now the media, reality and fantasy TV shows. You have to try not to escape into the fairy tales or replicate the love of others but breathe life into love as it exists in your own reality.
There is no fairy tale that can capture love or life in its entirety and that is because in the form of a book
it can be told in a short time and the movies only last about two hours. There is fantasy and there is reality but if you rely more on the fantasy rather than try to embrace love in your own reality and time, then you are most likely to lose your happy ending and not live happily ever after with the one assigned
to love you or you to love them.
It is a common practice or occurrence among us humans to lose love time and time again. If you are one of the fortunate or wise ones, you treasure and keep hold of love at some point in life and time. At all points and through all phases of life the one love that you must never lose is love for yourself. This is not about arrogance or a self preservation kind of love but pure unconditional love for self. You should never be in love with yourself but you must always have some love for yourself for in the absence of such love their will be a vacancy of happiness.
We as a society emphasize fidelity and utilize infidelity to banish true love from our lives. We as society allow the material to put asunder what God has put together when there is no help from another man or woman. We sometimes forget that it is human to err and or to stray from love in our lifetime and also forget that it is divine to forgive. The broken heart is always something that can be mended if you allow it to be so, but many tend to carry the pieces around with them for too long or even for the rest of their lives. With those thoughts in mind, unconditional love and forgiveness appear to be the keys to greater love and not taking love for granted.
The reverse side of love is that as a gift to another it can also convey some power and love can also be abused. There is taking love for granted, there is straying from the path of love and mistaking love for something else but any form of verbal or physical abuse should not be mistaken for love. That is your cue to run.
Love has the great capacity to imprison or to banish misery from your life, if you allow it to but can also be used as a means to create misery. If you introduce misery to your relationships, instead of a merry heart and mind, places such as marriage, partnership work or places that you find yourself in life, then you create a field for negativity to grow in or make a bed for negativity to lie beside you, instead of love.
Wake up and make some room for love. Wake up with a merry heart and some love. If you are not alone, when you wake up gaze upon the person lying next to you with some love. If love has been lost or is losing its way, make some effort to help it find its way back into your heart and mind, especially for the person lying next to you. If you have family and children, wake up gladly to the sound of their voices,
even if they are arguing already or making noise. Before you know it their life and love journey
will take them elsewhere. Stay where you know there is some love for you and give some love back.
Wake up with some love and whatever lies ahead, love will light up the day for you.