Does how we feel and define love change over time? I think love is what it is – a beautiful gift of emotion that allows our hearts to fill with goodness and compassion – but what perhaps changes is how we perceive it under different circumstances and different points of time.
For most people love begins as an exclusive relationship – and I am not just talking about man-woman love but love of all kinds. While it’s new, you find yourself completely invested, but love begins to quiver when other people and aspects of personality or situations begin to change. What we perhaps forget – that just like with everything else in the world – love has its own rhythm. When we stop trusting our heart is when love begins to flounder.
I have always looked at the world with rose coloured lenses. I find love magical, often unexplainable, and mostly a journey of both immeasurable beauty and pain. I feel it is love that transforms the common into the most extraordinary.
When I look at a magnificent sunset or witness a moment of tenderness or listen to beautiful music, I am filled to the soul with a deep sense of wonder. I often have tears coursing down my cheeks as in that moment I feel the magnanimity of creation and how we are just a speck in time.
Human beings have been created in the image of the divine and thus they cannot not love. Love, I believe, is the key to understanding creation and our role in the universe. It is what breathes life into life. It also begins with self love for what can we offer the world except what is inside of us.
To celebrate love, renew your spirit, empower yourself, give yourself peace, own your life, connect with nature, read poetry, write songs, dream new dreams, travel, cook, laugh and treat everyone and everything around you with kindness and compassion.