Thursday, January 7, 2010

Love




Yes, Love....I've written about it from time to time because it's one of my favorite subjects. But I feel like it's time to write about it again. How do you love? Are you searching for love in your life? Have you found pain because of love?

Love is the answer to everything in our life. I truly believe that, love is the answer. I know it sounds wonderful but what do I mean & how do I find love? For me, love begins from inside of each of us. We all have a deep love trapped inside of us. It's the purest love we will ever find in our lives but discovering it can be difficult. The way to begin is to first love yourself. This can be very difficult or at least it was for me. I've always loved the people in my life but loving myself took me many years to figure out. I've written before about the relationship I had with my Dad to summarize here; I always felt that I could never be good enough for him. This lead me to being extremely hard on myself. I was overly critical of any mistakes I made in life & didn't feel like I could love myself because I wasn't good enough for my love.

I have discovered as I've gotten older that true love begins with loving yourself. We are all imperfect beings & in order to bring more love into our lives love needs to begin with us. Learn to forgive yourself for your past mistakes. Let go of the past because the past holds us back from finding true joy in our life. Remember that no matter what's happened to you in the past. It's in the past & can't be changed. So forgive yourself or the others that have been involved with your past & begin anew today. Once you begin to love yourself you can allow that love to radiate out of yourself into the world.

The next key is to always come from a place of love first with everyone in our life. What do I mean by this? Fill your heart with love & begin each conversation from love. Give people the benefit of the doubt & feel that love throughout all of your relationships. I've always believed that everyone that comes into our life, even for a short period of time, is there for a reason. If we come from a place of love first we allow that reason to be revealed.

The biggest mistake we all make is to search for love. Love will fill your life if you allow yourself to feel love. There's no need to search because what we give out we receive back. So begin with love inside of yourself & you will find more love in your life then you can ever imagine.

So what about the pain of love. I don't want to minimize the pain that can come from loving everyone who enters your life. But the joy we receive from filling our life with love will always outweigh the pain that a few individuals can cause. Remember that each person is on their own journey & we can't control where there journey will lead them. Celebrate the time that people are in our lives & learn from each relationship we have. By doing this our life will be better & love will always find us.

Believe in love, it makes all the difference in the world & if each of us loved just a little bit more the world would be a better place. Join me in bringing more love to the world & changing the world into a better place.

Till Monday, have a great weekend.

Bill

Quote of the day: "Love is the most fulfilling emotion we can have in our life. Open your heart to love & you will lead a more joyful life."


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8 comments:

Michael said...

I believe in God and God is full of love. I truly believe that love is one of God's gifts to us. He loved us to much that He sent His only begotten son that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life. (John 3:16)

Timberwolf123 said...

Thanks Michael I appreciate your comments. I believe God's love is a wonderful thing but in order to fully feel that love we need to love ourselves first, it's only through this awakening of the love we've been given that we can truly share our love with the world.

Hugs,

Bill

Coffee With Marty said...

Love is wonderfully scary, to me. I love the people in my life, but to allow myself to give myself 100% to someone is really hard. I guess history has taught me to be careful. Your post was very helpful... Have a good day.

Just found this! It needs to be shared.... :)

There is no safe investment.
To love at all is to be vulnerable.
Love anything and your heart will certainly
be wrung and possibly be broken.
If you want to make sure of keeping it intact , you must give your heart to no one, not even to an animal.
Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and
little luxuries;
avoid all entanglements;
Lock it up safe in a casket or
coffin of your selfishness.
But in that casket, safe, motionless, airless it will change.
It will not be broken;
it will become unbreakable,
impenetrable irredeemable,,

~C.S.Lewis~

Timberwolf123 said...

Thanks Marty for the C.S. Lewis quote I haven't heard it before but I believe completely in love. I agree it's hard at first but the benefits far outweigh the setbacks...trust me & trust in love.

Hugs,

Bill

kelly said...

Lovely thoughts! It's not easy to love someone who has different views from you but it's possible.

Most people, I think, stop loving when they are judged or falsely accused. They may try one last attempt at putting facts right and if blaming still persist, the love may just stop. Have encountered it many times (in other people's experience).

But not many know also that LOVE IS A CHOICE, even if it's a bad choice.

Bill, may you be surrounded by love wherever you go!

Timberwolf123 said...

Thanks Kelly, judgment is a killer! I wrote a couple blogs on that back in Oct. you should check them out. I believe everyone has love within them. If they don't act in "good" way it's only because they haven't discovered their true self yet 7 the love they have inside.

I look forward to seeing more of your comments in the future.

Hugs,

Bill

Canyn said...

This is a wonderful post, Bill. Love can heal us and save us and bring us all the happiness we dream of. Any example that anyone can set coming from a place of love elevates the world just a little more. I never thought before about what you said about hearing the inner guide and understanding the reason things happen. What you wrote, "If we come from a place of love first we allow that reason to be revealed," is something I will really pay attention to. Thanks!

JACQUI said...

Recently I've heard the phrase "you are another myself". If you can look at others as 'another yourself' and understand that they have the same needs, dreams and desires as you than that makes opening your heart an awful lot easier. Thank you for this lovely and loving post.