What is it that makes some love wholeheartedly and some with restrictions? Whatever the reason, it is human nature to crave and search out a love that has no limits, like the love of a parent for their child. I think people search for love their entire lives. They search for love from friends and teachers, and later, from a boss. No, I don't think people would openly say "I want my boss to love me", and yeah, that would be weird if they did, but we're looking for approval, which often goes hand-in-hand with love for many. All children want approval, and they feel it through the unconditional love from a parent (if they're healthy, that is). It makes a lot of sense that we search for the same feelings and meaning when we leave the safety of home and enter this scary, unfeeling world. And that is why it's so important to find love in people, in your job, in the home you create. I wasn't planning on attaching a video, but I saw one on Facebook this morning that speaks to exactly what I've been feeling, and it's along the lines of this blog. It's a video by Jay Shetty, and he beautifully engages the viewer in a discussion about how we're in this maze of sorts, slaving away, not doing what we love, to pay for things we don't have time to use because we're working to pay for them. He is not the first to say this, nor will he be the last, but I found his video powerful and poignant. Why do we spend our lives not loving people properly, not loving our home and planet the way we should, working in a job we don't love? Why have so many of us fallen victim to this horrible and seemingly inescapable trap? I have asked myself these questions so many times. I have told myself that I want a different life; a LIFE FULL OF LOVE. I want to live somewhere beautifully sweet and clean and quiet. I want to love what I do and wake up excited to begin the day. I want to fall asleep next to someone I love. I want to love my body. I want to love my friends and be loved in return. Are all of these things possible? Yes. Are they easy to achieve? That's a complicated answer that shouldn't be so complicated.
So enough lecturing and fantasizing. I've said my piece. I'm curious how many others struggle with finding and cultivating the love they deserve, and we ALL deserve love. Let's talk about this, and make it REAL.
I prepare now for another surgery, and I could use all your love and good thoughts!