What Does Love Look Like?
In a world ruled by social media
How many types of love are there?
Take a minute and make list. I’ll wait...
Now that you have your list in front of you do this: delete it, tear it up, and never, ever think about it again.
Why did I ask you to put the effort into making the list? It is hard to find something that you are always searching for. Stop searching for love. When you finally reach a point in your life when you abandon all your preconceived notions, your ideas of what perfect love would be like, you open the door and invite love in.
The only way to achieve that “love of your life” love is to abandon any attachments. Divine love is given freely. With no attachments, rules, regulations, or expectations.
You need to jump into the deep end of the pool. Without a life preserver. There is no other way. The question remains, do you have the guts to do it? Can you? It is the ONLY way to swim in the eternal ocean of love and mercy. Do you want to be that little kid who is too afraid to take off his floaties? Or do you want to be that Olympic swimmer standing on top of the podium?
Even the best human life is a messy one. It was intended to be that way. It becomes significantly more manageable when you have a Romeo to your Juliet at your side. Someone to hold your hand when you are desperately reaching out for help. Someone who can make you smile and laugh no matter how angry you are. Someone who makes the world disappear while making love.
Let me tell you a secret. You won’t find that love on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, or any other social media. Face timing is not face to face. Texting is not talking. Looking into someone’s eyes, seeing the light within those eyes as they look upon you, the glow in their cheeks as their smile lights up their face. And the touch. Hand in hand. Chest to chest. There is no replacing that. There is nothing better than that.
I write this because I believe that too many of the younger generations have lost their way when it comes to love. They simply make it too complicated. They expect too much. They place conditions on love.
The rest will follow. The security, the companionship, the happily ever after, will follow. They seem to want all of that first. Sorry kiddos. Love doesn’t work that way. You have to earn it. Love, true love, guarantees that. I am fortunate that my children have gotten it right. Of course, not to brag or anything, they had good teachers.
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