What is love really about? This wonderful Hallmark love day is a great impetus to explore the vastness and day-to-day gifts and challenges of, yes, LOVE.
We use this four-letter word almost as a bargaining tool. Let’s look at love in a much bigger, deeper, more profound level. I want to make a list with you. Please make your list first then look at mine. Don’t get distracted.
True meanings of love Fake hostage-taking uses of the word
For me, the true meaning is…
Seeing beyond the obvious
Putting yourself in the other’s skin
Willing to listen, really hear
Giving the other the benefit of the, not doubt, but belief.
Seeing the person for who they are, not who you want them to be
Willing to invest time, space, and grace
Another chance and another
Love increases your vastness
You never lose by loving, despite the outcome
Love is, it has nothing to do with deserving (i.e., They don’t deserve my love)
Love sees into the other
Love fuels possibilities
So much more want to see yours.
Bargaining if you… then I will
Because of (they are rich, can give you opportunities large or small)
You make me feel good about myself
You complete me (meaning I’m not whole on my own)
You are my last hope
Deception for gain in the name of love
Lack of trust, but what the heck
So many more
I am not telling you… You need to like or trust everyone. I’m saying, “See and trust them to be who and what they are.” For that you need the clarity to see into who they really are.
Intuition + Acceptance = Caring
Caring + Trust = Hope
Hope + Surrender + Trust = Love
You get to become stronger and more juicy so you can increase your love quotient.
Love is all there is Wahe Guru.