Sunday, August 8, 2010

Defining Love Part 3

The Story of Defining Love

Love is Blinding...

So it is said. However, I beg to differ. Thinking you are in Love is Blinding. More than a blind fold, covering your ears just as well as your eyes, it proves time and time again to be all too overwhelming for anyone individual to overcome alone.
“Nope, see when we have kids, I’ll probably take a year off of work to be with the baby. Oh, I really hope they have his eyes!” She always spoke in terms of the future tense.

She was young. He was young. They still had so much to learn about themselves as individuals, but yet she was all too focused on the destination, she had put forth little thought on the journey. She was blinded to the roads that lay just beneath her feet, mustering all her might to only see that which she felt was her… their… ultimate fate; A life together.

True Love is understanding. It is equip with a sight more keen than that of an eagle’s, allowing one to see all obstacles that lie in front and the comprehension that a fork may lie in one’s path at times deviating them from the roads in which they travel. Love is so much more than a feeling, but it is a reality as well and a commitment on top of that. Part of True Love allowing unhindered range in sight, is being able to see, realize, and admit your level of self knowledge. If you need to deviate onto an alternate road to learn, experience, explore more of the realm of “You”, it doesn’t not mean you don’t love that other individual.

The girl who inspired this segment didn’t know that. When her boyfriend told her he needed to travel the world, she didn’t understand why. When her boyfriend told her he needed to join the military to test himself, she thought he was running away. When her boyfriend told her he would always be there for her, she thought he had already left her. She thought she was in love. He knew he was.

Love does not limit the individual.

Too be continued…

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Defining Love Part 2

The Story of Defining Love
Amidst mid stroke he stopped. “I love you.” He said the words as if they had been brewing on his mind for ages. But really what he meant was “I have a justly irreplaceable lust for your physical presence.” He really did love her though. So he thought anyway. What he failed to realize is that he had fallen in love with her presence. Merely just one aspect. Like taking a bite into a burger and just merely saying ‘I love the onions.’

Her eyes rose slowly from his chest to his chin, settling upon his eyes. “Baby, I love you too.” For her, she truly had lingered with the thought on prior occasions. She too believed she loved him. All of him. He made her laugh, he was smart, ambitious, handsome, and treated her well. McDreamy compared to her past relationships. But… is a love by comparison a true love?

The pair shared a moment they would never forget. Such a brief moment. Known to them then as enchanting. Understood by them later as a lesson learned.
On the road to defining love, we must first understand that love encompasses many facets. Without love for each facet: Body, mind, soul, spirit, behaviors, habits, history, future, present; True love cannot exist. Think of love as a self sustained ecosystem. All elements must be intact for it to exist, survive, and thrive.
True love is neither a portion nor a comparison.

To be Continued…

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Defining Love Part 1

The Story of Defining Love

Surely the idea and act of love didn’t pop out of thin air. Or did it? What is the history of Love, I mean to define something without knowing its history and its true origins is seemingly kind of irrational; but then again, that’s what we do with religion every day. But let me stray from stepping on any toes, and allow me to jump back on to the topic of defining love.

Love I know can be defined. There exist different ways to express and showcase love, but reality shows that there are shared common roots and characteristics of love.. True Love.

To Be Continued...