|What is so special about real true love?
I believe that nothing is more special and important for you and I than real love?
Many of us will agree and when someone says that love is the most important, most significant, and most desired commodity in the world. Yet we do not live our lives that way. Perhaps it is because we have not really defined it as such or have not been consciously able to recognize it and truly value practical love fully in our deepest beliefs about living.
We need to find, for ourselves a working model and perhaps even a definition or image that somehow captures the experience and meaning of “love” to us. Because nothing makes as much difference in our lives as love does!
Love is empowering and has a great positive influence on us. It brings happiness and fulfilment. It inspires us, makes us better people, it makes us stand tall and makes us givers. But despite this most people have hardly any idea of what love actually is or how it works. You and I have got to know as much as we possibly can about this all important, but often neglected and misunderstood thing, this stuff called LOVE! After all God is made of it and says he is the prime source of it.
In this last of several exercises on discovering what love means to us, we consider the some sample situations. In each situation ask yourself whether it would make you feel more loved and more secure in life?
Answer for yourself on a scale from 1 to 10
1. If you were given a million dollars to spend, on whatever you liked - would that make you feel really loved, secure and happy? What does that tell you about what you are chasing?
2.If you knew that your life partner would always be true to you and would always be by your side - would that secure your feelings of being loved and happy?
3.If you knew that the people that are most important in your life today, would always hold to the values that you do and support you in that way, would that ensure that you feel secure in love?
4.If you were prettier/handsomer, thinner, younger, fitter, would you be and feel more loved/secure?
Take a moment now to write in one paragraph, for yourself, what this love looks like, feels like, tastes like and is most like, to you. Do that now and you will find life a lot less stressful. Much of what you and I chase in life to get love is just smoke and mirrors and lacks substance. If you know what love is - then you don’t have to accept anything less. God is Love, and every good gift comes down from the father above. Just ask him for the love you need, after all it is his delight to give it freely to you.
Until next time this is Pierre Basson saying
“Don’t sweat the wrong stuff, when you’re looking for love”