Ok – I’m going to go there this week. Do you ever find yourself pondering about the meaning of life and wonder, what’s this all about?
I used to, until the penny dropped a few years ago and nothing has happened to shake my belief. It’s love – it’s got to be, hasn’t it? For me, a life without love has very little meaning. Once you open yourself up to receiving love and being able to give it unconditionally, your life starts to have more purpose, you begin to realise what we’re all here for, to use this wonderful gift for good, to make things better for those around us, to help us get through some challenging times and to help us grow.
Love can come from many sources, your soul mate, your family, your best mate, your pet. In fact animals are the best at giving and receiving love. I know that it doesn’t matter what kind of day I’ve had my dopey dog will be there at the door, wagging his tail and so pleased to see me! All he asks for in return is to be fed, walked and have a bit of a fuss and attention now and then!
I admit love can be scary, making that commitment and saying the words takes a huge amount of courage and sometimes it isn’t always requited. Believe me it becomes easier as you get older and you learn from mistakes and experiences. In some ways it’s a good thing that love can be scary. Love can be so powerful that saying it without commitment or meaning dilutes the impact both for yourself and for the person receiving.
When I was physically and mentally ill in 2017 it was messages and examples of love that were as powerful as any medication. Knowing that I had people who loved me, who wanted me to get better and knowing that the people I loved needed me was massive and got me through.
So we’re now into February, the month of love. If you’re in that amazing place where you have a soul mate, (and again, it doesn’t have to be human) make sure they know how you feel, say the words. Life will instantly become a little bit better – I promise! If you’re not in that place yet, enjoy the journey, live and learn. The destination is beautiful!
As usual, I would love to hear your thoughts x