“…You open your heart knowing that there’s a chance it may be broken one day and in opening your heart, you experience a love and joy that you never dreamed possible. You find that being vulnerable is the only way to allow your heart to feel true pleasure that’s so real it scares you…” – Bob Marley (on love)
My understanding of what true love really means in life is functionally and cognitively so out of sync with most people’s idea of love that they often just miss it. Not because they do not want it, but because their understanding of how love works in their life is just so different. For me, love doesn’t come to you, you are love. Others feel love not because you give it to them, but because they have chosen a perspective in this life that tells them how worthy they are to have it, and in those moments when you both meet on this common emotional ground of love, in those moments you feel love. Truly love is all around us to see, to feel and to experience in an infinite number of ways, but we have to be able to recognize it. That is what makes love in this experience so powerful, it is everywhere and nowhere at the same time. But most importantly, the source of love comes from within each of us. We have to resonate with it before we can recognize it or any of its consequences in this life. When you operate in your life with the energy of love then it feels like everyone and everything you encounter simply loves you. The key to feeling the infinite energy of love in our lives is built into our sense of worthiness for love. When we feel worthy of something, then magically it will appear in our lives. We can see it, we can feel it, and we can touch it. We are just like every other thing in this universe. I am love. I am joy. I am so very good.
(Picture: from St. Patricks day in Chicago about two years ago. Look the river is green!)