This month one of the things we’ve been talking about is love. As I was thinking about love I thought about all the different ways we can see love, feel love, express love, share love and define love. Love isn’t black and white, it’s something that evolves, changes, grows, multiplies, and can be different for each and every person. There’s a lot more to love than just saying “read a romance novel” or “get married.” Love isn’t something you can really put in a box. Plenty of people have tried though, and I think more often than not it’s those people who have the worst experiences when it comes to love (and try to ruin it for the rest of us).
If you want the best experience possible when it comes to love I think you have to be open to seeing where it takes you. You have to be willing to take the good with the bad, to listen to the experiences of others, to try new things, and to work for it. Sometimes it is effortless, but if you let it go for too long without contributing or exploring, the overall quality and longevity of love may begin to suffer, especially when it comes to relationships.
Yes, some people can go through life with a very narrow view of the world, very limited skill set or very limited interaction with others. However, now more than ever people are wanting to get more out of their lives and actually have the opportunity to get more out of their lives. We aren’t as limited as we were even 5 or 10 years ago in many regards, let alone 50 or 100, now more than ever we have the ability to become our best self ever and get the most out of our lives and the world we share.
The same is true for love. Some people have very limited interactions with love and they leave it at that. However, I don’t believe that’s the way to live life. I believe that our lives are better when they have love in them and that we’re better people when we choose love. Love isn’t always easy, but in some ways it can be much easier if we’re willing to be open to how it changes and reveals itself to us and the teaching/learning opportunities that are presented to us. There are tons of ways to have more love in your life, the question is are you willing to experience all that you may feel and see when you really let love into your life?