Ah, love. Most assume: It makes us stupid. It makes us blind. It makes us many things. It’s like a million fireworks going off in your brain all at once. Your heart beats a bit quicker, your stomach is tickled from the inside out, your brain gets all weird and tingly. It is one of the coolest experiences but also one that makes us almost insane.
But guess what? That isn’t love. That is what is called a chemical reaction inside your body and it can happen with anyone. This is not love. Love is a bit more than chemical reactions and emotions. Love is action. Love is waking up in the morning and kissing your partner on the cheek, just because. Love is showing up no matter what. Love is allowing space to grow. Love is setting boundaries. Love is inspiration. Love is sharing. Love is growth. Love is listening. Love is commitment. Love is communication. Love is honesty. Love is mutual respect. Love is the way that you give to someone. Love is the way you treat everything in the universe. Love is an act of God. This is why love is not only reserved for romantic partners but for anyone in your life that you are willing to share with. That is also why love can be for anything you do where you give it your all.
Love is not hearts. It isn’t pink. It isn’t dresses and suits and date nights. The holiday of Valentines Day is now this, yes, but love? Love is what we are born from and what we will carry with us until the day we die. And when we do die, hopefully we have managed to give our love to a few other people, and we live on through that love in them long after we are gone. And if it all is shared, the love you shared with them will be shared with someone else and will live on long after even they are gone. We are all love. We are all these giant balls of compassion, positive light, energy, and love. It is endless inside of it. And it trickles down on and on for infinity.
Whatever you put love into will last long after you are no longer on this planet. Why do you think everyone talks about what is really important in life and why it seems like love is always in line with that? Well its because everything can disintegrate. Everything we know can be destroyed. But love given and received is for the giver and the receiver and can live on forever as long as its continually shared. It really is the most powerful word yet. And it is familiar to us…but…
Love is hard for us to practice. Why? Because we have separated love from unconditional love. When really the only love there is, is unconditional. Love is empathy. Love is compassion. It’s being able to recognize that every single one of us. And I mean all of us. From the president of the United States, to the rapist, to me, to you, to the heroin addict, to the stripper, to the newborn baby, to the dictators, to the murderers, and even the trees and the stars are all made up of the same substance. Love recognizes the similarities not the differences. It recognizes the spirit, not the skin. It acts from this, spirit to spirit. And this is what makes it the most damn powerful thing on the face of the planet. In the history of the universe really. It moves us to do what is right for all and not just ourselves. When we act out of love we don’t see anyone as bad or good, white or black, male or female etc. There are no conditions with love. It is unconditional. It is fuel. It is strength, courage, beauty, bliss, misery, pain, a helping hand, a soul, a smile, tears, the chills on the back of your neck. It is being human and spirit all at the same time. It is.
And with that. Have a great Valentines Day and remember the true meaning love. If there is one thing I hope you do today, and always, it is to share the infinite amount of love you have as much as you can while you have a chance to! It is what lasts!
“Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never ends. As for prophecies, they will pass away; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will pass away…but love never fails.”