Updated: Sep 10
Love.. True love is inevitable. There is no avoiding it. All you can do is feel it. Allow it to make life wonderful. If you get the opportunity to live life with your love enjoy it. Every minute of it, but if not still relish in it. Knowing that not everyone gets it. Life happens. Sometimes the way we want and sometimes not. However it still happens and you have to live it. Let life take its course. Everything else will fall into place. Everything that's meant for you will happen anyway.
In my 35 years of life, it hasn't been until recently that I could truly say that I understand what it means or what it feels like to be in Love. You begin to realize its not all butterflies and roses like you see in the movies. Love is such a complex feeling. It's being so happy and yet terrified all at once, especially in its early stages. I've learned that Love is not conditional. Not true Love anyway. It doesn't change because of someone's inconsistencies or what they are or aren't doing. Truly loving someone makes you more patient and compassionate. You begin to understand that we all need different things. Sometimes loving someone means giving them the space to grow even when all you want is to be under them at every waking moment. It's understanding that they may not have the mental capacity to show up for you in the moments that you wish they would, but also not taking it personally. Some days it's romantic, other days it may be platonic, sometimes it's old, and then there are times when its brand new. Love takes on so many different forms in its existence because it's so unpredictable.
True Love shows up every single day, in every single moment whether you want it to or not. It changes you. It changes the way you see life, the way you see yourself, the way you move, and how you experience things. It effortlessly pulls out the version of you that you always wanted to be. There's something about the way it motivates you and gives you new purpose. Love will make you realize that you are a lot stronger than you ever knew you could be. There is a joy that Love brings, because even in the moments that aren't happy, there is still a contentment that encompasses you.
Love is absolutely thee most Beautiful thing in the world. It's our reminder of how God feels for us reflected through one another. To truly be in Love is to feel the presence of God whenever it is present. Love is a covering, it is security, it is kindness, generosity, compassion, joy, healing, sanctuary, patience, understanding, companionship, transparency, truth, honesty, support, grace, fortitude, faith, deliverance, abundance, and so much more. It is never angry, prideful, envious, judgmental, or abusive, it doesn't ridicule, or torture. Love cannot be destructive. That is not Love it is fear. Love in itself is a ministry and is meant to serve us in our higher purpose.
1 John 4:18 says "There is no fear in Love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in Love." I've pondered this scripture for a long time and it's helped me to comprehend Love in a very different way than I used to. I used to run from Love. It was easier for me to function when i had total control over what was happening around me. I would allow people into my space, but never really into my heart. That wasn't Love, that was fear. I was afraid of being too transparent, or too vulnerable, showing too much of myself, the possibility of being hurt. Being in Love has shown me now how that doesn't serve me, Love Itself, the Man I Love, or God. Love is meant to be shared, to be shown. Sometimes showing someone how you Love them can be the thing that gives them hope to continue on when the days seem long and hard. You can't worry about whether or not they'll return the feeling or the gesture, because when you give Love it will always give itself back to you. Maybe not in the way you want or from the person you've given it to, but it will ALWAYS find it's way back to you. True Love is energy and it is eternal. It never fades or dies. Even in the moments when Love is quiet it is still present. You just have to open your eyes to see it, and your heart to receive it. Allow Love to nurture your soul and it will completely change your life.