All you need is Love!

“You never lose by loving. You always lose by holding back.”
― Barbara De Angelis

As I realize that I am heading towards milestones in my personal life…I find that I can handle anything with my love by my side.  Weather any storm so to speak.  As I sit here waiting to here an update on the new life that has decided to make its appearance today instead of August, I can honestly say that my life has become so full of optimism and love that I have to pinch myself to make sure I”m not dreaming!

Love comes in many forms.  The love between friends, siblings, parents, and such.  The love you have for your fellow man/woman.  It’s all important, it is all necessary to hold on to the feeling that love brings you when you are at your lowest moments in your journey.  I am so blessed to have so many people in my life that are going along the path I’m travelling.  I am stronger for their love and support, and wouldn’t change a thing about the journey that has brought us to this point.

Which brings me to this.  When quantifying how much love you have to give, stop.  The reality is that there is always more love to go around than before when someone new enters your journey.  I’ve said it before, the people that are meant to be a part of your journey will be there no matter the path you take.  This goes for friends and significant others.  Your paths may diverge for a time, or you may walk along in one journey and discover that the person is intended for a much deeper connection within your life.  This has happened to me recently, as someone that a little over a year ago I thought of as a friend, a “big brother” and didn’t see anything beyond that has now become my rock, my own “Farm Boy” to my Princess Buttercup.  I truly can’t imagine my life without his love and would go to the ends of the earth to keep that love in my life until the end of time and beyond.

“You never lose by loving. You always lose by holding back.”
― Barbara De Angelis

      What comes to mind when you read the quote above?  I use to think that to love meant facing pain when that love left you.  Whether by natural means, or by choices made that caused your paths to diverge.  To me, loving someone meant letting them in to the real me.  The me that didn’t want to risk loving because to love meant pain and sorrow.  The people I truly love and care about eventually go away, or our ideas of what we mean to eachother change and therefor makes our journeys incompatible.  I have had to say goodbye to so many people because of this, and with my recent- very recent- realization that I was holding myself back, even as I enjoy the bliss of new love, I know that even while they have left me physically, the lessons learned from their presence in my life has helped to shape who I am today and has made it possible for me to be open to the idea of love without boundaries.

Please share with me your thoughts!

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