Often times we wait to be loved by someone before we find the true essence of this existence. It is only when we are in love that life looks like a playground of sorts. But up until then, it is pretty much a drag – so some say!
Love is like a happy drug that makes you not only feel good about yourself and your life, but also, completes you in so many ways. We do everything right, to guard this love, as it appears to be so fragile and innocent, when in actuality, it is merely our perception of the potential that it is capable of – there never seems to be a path ahead when love becomes the main team player of our lives. We become involved in the moment, hoping for the moment never to end, as in some cases, where time comes to a standstill and the rest of the world disappears into oblivion.
It is said that Love is the only antidote to illness and faith, as it is the only potion that makes this world a magical place to live in. And that love does not rest in someone else, nor does it exist outside of us… can we not love ourselves to fulfill the void that we feel (if at all), from within? Why do we wait or need to be loved by someone outside of us, to complete us?
Why are we so afraid to love, when that is a feeling we have waited to experience for most of our lives? The concept of abandonment, the constant chatter on how alone we feel all stems from blaming someone who abandoned us some time or the other, running off with our hearts, and leaving us destitute to never trust again and to love cautiously!
What if, you gave all your heart away without fear of it ever coming back to you? What if, there was no agenda to be loved but to simply be loving, immaterial of the outcome? You would never hurt again, nor would anyone have the power to confine you in domains that limit your potential. You would be freed of the very suppressed need to be YOU!
It is time to love fiercely and to trust the abundance of your potential, to love relentlessly, again and again…
– Sujata Nandy