Happy LOVE day!!!
What a great day to write about LOVE for my blog about love…Not even sure what to share today but felt like writing so I am letting it flow…part of my letting go and letting God plan I have been talking about in the last several posts.
Hmm…what to say about love? Isn’t being and feeling loved awesome! The love from your parents, spouse, children, family, friends – all those you hold dear. But sometimes, love is challenging isn’t it? Sometimes we are hurt and then maybe love is hard. We all have these ideas or dreams about what love is and how someone should show us their love. Which reminds me of a quote I read somewhere…
“Just because someone doesn’t love you the way you want them to, doesn’t mean they don’t love you with all they have”
I cannot remember where I read that but for some reason it has always stuck with me. I mean think about that for a second. If we could see passed someone not loving us the way we think they should and ONLY saw the fact that they do love us – how amazing of a feeling is that? Remove the expectations, the fears, the doubts, the complaints, the sadness, the hurts and see ONLY that you are loved…what a reassuring, comfortable, peaceful feeling that would be.
Then I started thinking – what if the underlying fear in all of us is the fear we are not truly loved? What if every argument, every negative thought or comment, every rude behavior, every war, every whatever…is from the basis of someone not feeling loved? I mean think about it – a person who is loved and knows it will most likely be happy, carefree, kind, giving, loving to others – wouldn’t they?
Really think about that…a love with no limits, a love with no boundaries, a love with no expectations, a love with no doubts, a love with no holding back, a love with no conditions…if only we all could love that way. Unconditional love. A challenge for so many of us and yet, this is how God loves us – all of us! Even those we think don’t deserve it.
A love without expectations can be scary. What if someone takes advantage of us? What if my love is not returned? What if I get hurt? All valid questions. But I wonder if often times the expectations we have of ourselves are only seen by ourselves. I mean no one else knows the story you tell yourself in silence…the movie that plays over and over in your mind. I told my husband recently, “I wish you could yourself through my eyes”. And today I wonder if God says that very thing to all of us. Are we listening?
Dr. Wayne Dyer, who is one of the most inspirational people I have ever met, talks about the concept of giving without expectations by quoting the poet Hafiz in one of his lectures:
“Even after all this time, the sun never says to the earth ‘you owe me.’” “Just think what a love like that can do. It lights up the whole world.”
Love, Love, Love…all you need is love….all you need is love! What if, when we are at the crossroads of life, when we are faced with those tough decisions that seem to torment us or make us go crazy….what if all we did was focus on which decision felt more like love – perhaps we would all live in a very different world…a world of LOVE…
Happy Valentine’s Day and I hope everyone reading this blog feels LOVED today.