WHAT IS LOVE?...
Love is a many splendored thing...or so the saying goes...Is it? Personally I don’t completely agree. The mush that most people associate with love IS only a tiny fraction of the real deal. Like most people, I was no different till I came face to face with it.
My first brush with love was when my son was a baby...before that it was chocolates and candy...
Happily, I can say, that today, 15 years on I do know what love means...It means truly caring for oneself and others to the exclusion of all else.
It means having the guts to speak the truth and stand in it no matter how hard it is.
It means learning to put the welfare and happiness of those I love before my own...knowing full well that what benefits them will ultimately benefit me.
It means learning that although I AM the centre of my Universe...I have the power to bring immense joy and love to the lives of others, and in choosing to do so, I AM loving myself in the highest possible way.
I can give a 100 other examples of love...BUT WHAT I LEARNED ABOUT LOVE WAS THIS...
LOVE ISNT WHAT WE CAN TAKE FROM OTHERS..ITS WHAT WE ARE ABLE TO GIVE THEM!
( This is in memory of the love I shared with countless others and my beloved brother who passed on today...9 years ago. H....I LOVE YOU..ALWAYS HAVE ...ALWAYS WILL!