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My journey of finding out the truth about love has been life changing.
I guess I knew little about the how and the why of it because I picked up all these false beliefs along the way from the world we live in about what love looks like.
I had love categorized into the intimacy kind of love, family love and friendship love.
Forget acquaintances or strangers, I didn’t understand that I could love them as well, that everyone was deserving of love for free just because they existed.
Because our true nature is love, it’s something we inherently already are.
Maybe love is not something to understand is it just something to be.
A flower does not think about how to bloom, nor understand why, it just blooms.
When I speak of how I love others now, independent of who they are or what they do, I can see the looks on those who do not understand as I at one time did not.
Love is not something to possess or to be deserved.
Love is not something that exists to be dependant on how you make me feel, what you give to me, how you affect me nor has anything at all to do with me.
It just is all on it’s own.
The only kind of real love that exists is unconditional love.
When you wrap your arms around me, hold me close and whisper in my ear, “I feel safe”, I understand.
You said you see light in my eyes and you just want to spend time with me.
You say you see the world in my eyes.
I know what you really see, even if you don’t.
I know why you feel this way, even when you don’t.
If I could just give you all the answers you seek, I would.
If I could hand you all of what I see and know to be true, I would serve it to you on a silver platter.
If I told you that all that I have within me, you have as well but you just don’t know it, would you believe me?
I can be all of this, be the light of being, and hope that you follow.
But your path to awakening is between you and God alone.
I will hold your hand though.
I will try and make things easier.
I will love you the entire way.
Could staying away from someone be the truest form of love?
The definition of love I had been operating off of my whole life is not what I understand it to be today.
It doesn’t feel like truth.
Love had been more about what I could get from being with someone much more than being about what I could give.
What I’ve learned is that it’s always about loving more.
The answer is never about loving less.
To stay with someone, if you know you don’t have the ability to give them everything you would want to give them, everything you know you could give them, just to not be apart, is not love.
And if a person makes a decision to heal from within first and stay away, the most loving and unselfish thing to do is to respect the decision they have made, despite the desire you may have to hold them near.
But how many people love enough to actually separate, allow someone else to have their own experience, in order to work on being able to give all the love they could give to someone else?
The answer is not very many.
I never had.
It’s not the easy thing to do.
To make a decision to separate from someone you love, to prevent causing harm and build within one’s own self first, is actually the ultimate sacrifice you can make.
It is the greatest gift you could give someone you love.
Watching someone actually have the strength to love that much fills my heart and soul.
Because it is such a beautiful thing.
It’s tremendous growth.
It is something to be admired.
It’s truly inspiring.
It’s something to believe in.