One of the things we all have in common is the need and desire for love. Yet while we all want it, it is often the very thing that we fear. Because with matters of the heart – control is only an illusion.
And in a life where we have crafted methodical survival mechanisms to keep us safe, with love, those strategies build walls instead of bridges – blocking us from our greatest human desire.
When you open your heart, you will find yourself in your most vulnerable state. To risk such vulnerability takes courage, and with that courage births the potential to unearth that very force that makes life beautiful – love.
Love – unconditional, inconvenient, inspiring, powerful love. Love –that feeling of content when you wake up in the morning, that feeling of calm even in the most turbulent of storms. Love – passionate, raw, carnal, can’t live without you love.
And when will you be ready for something so powerful? The answer is, you never really will be. The universe decides when to give you an opportunity at love, and it is then where you decide if you’re willing to take a risk.
A risk to remove all that armor, unlearn those defense strategies and open your heart up… with all of you.
Don’t doubt that you may get bruised along the way. You’ll cry. You’ll hurt. You’ll mourn. But remember those are bruises – not scars – and only prepare you for the person you are meant to become. Love is what drives us. Love is what shapes us.
Don’t dull that possibility because of fear. Don’t settle for less. And if life presents you an opportunity for love – embrace it. Jump in with two feet. Give it everything that you’ve got. And when you find love, instead of being afraid to lose it, relish in every single second of it. Whether that moment is fleeting or a lifetime, it is what makes life worth living.
My fellow dreamers, remember that you will meet many people in your lifetime that you can create love with. But it’s a matter of finding someone who is willing to take that risk with you.
Here’s to love…
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