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Open to Love

August 24, 2011

    Being open to love is something I’ve been pondering recently. When we open ourselves to love, we also open ourselves to the pain associated with it. If we love someone deeply, but the feelings are not reciprocated, then we experience a combination of pain, confusion, or anger. Depending upon the individual, isolation may be the next step; perhaps deciding that people are unsafe to love and accordingly, only loving oneself. For others, wallowing in the suffering may be what occurs next, possibly drowning out the pain with excess–of anything; food, exercise, drugs, sex, alcohol, etc.

    Neither of these are the true answer. It has been my experience that keeping one’s heart open to both love and the pain that can come with it leads to learning lessons that could not have been maintained otherwise. You cannot allow the negativity and lack of knowledge that is prevalent among mankind close your heart or prevent you from loving. Doing so very well may lead to the absence of something even bigger than the original expereince.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. August 25, 2011 4:01 am

    No pain is not true love, I think! Anyway, agree with you !!

    • August 26, 2011 12:36 am

      I can understand what you mean. Love shouldn’t hurt; pain sometimes comes after it, but the pain itself isn’t love. 🙂

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