“Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired.”
~ Robert Frost
In the beginning, we are all gifted with the ability to love unconditionally…and then life happens. Our paths are crossed with dark forests, flooding waters, and devastating cliffs that hold us motionless. We become scarred and damaged, and we learn to protect ourselves from these treacherous terrains. We become untouchable, we forget what it feels like to be enraptured by another human soul. We choose to not take risks, and this helps us to forget that what we want most from someone else is the exact thing we deny all others. Truth, forgiveness, trust, acceptance…unconditional love.
We are unable to tell the truth, to forgive, to trust and to accept, because we are incapable of doing any of these things for ourselves. We find ourselves affected by choices of other people, we allowed their judgement to transform who we are. And, we forgot that it was okay to accept imperfections and mistakes and bad choices…that it’s okay to be different…that it’s okay to be you.
We want to be wanted, we want to be missed, we want to be loved; so we must grant ourselves permission to do the same. In the beginning, we are taught to treat others the way we want to be treated. How did we lose that? So, trust…yourself! Forgive the confusion and missteps, expose yourself to the uncertainty of the universe, but most importantly…love the way you want to be loved!
Gandhi is known to have said, “Be the change that you wish to see in the world.”, imagine if we all did just that…