If you have never been brought up to really know love, then how do you know what it feels like outside of worries, insecurities and fear?

Most of us live in constant fear and uncertainty. Always expecting the worst, attracting the worst and in turn driving our actions from this place. It’s just a downward spiral of hurt and disappointments.
Then we blame others for not loving us as we loved them. But we never really stop to think how we love. Was it pure?

For as long as I can remember, my life has been in that constant state of fear and uncertainty but I never thought about it until recently.

We all want that love we see in movies etc. but what does it mean? What is love?

True love need all three main components between 2 people.

Passion (initial attraction, the wanting, the needing, the I can’t stop thinking about you).

Intimacy (emotionally, mentally and physically connecting and building trust and feeling safe)

Commitment (marriage or social contract, wanting to continue to make it work despite adversities).

Without all three above you’ll have issues in any relationship. True love is limitless.

The famous wise king Solomon once said, that “many waters cannot quench love” True love is like a flame. All the monsoon rains, hurricanes, and floods cannot put out the flame of love.

The words are so very simple but so pure and so good. Nothing bad comes from love.

Love is patient.
love is kind.
It does not envy.
It does not boast.
It is not proud.
It does not dishonour others.
It is not self-seeking.
It is not easily angered.
It keeps no record of wrongs.
Love rejoices with the truth.
It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
*1 Corinthians 13:4-8

I am fully understanding of what it means now and note that if you cannot apply all of the above to yourself, then how can you understand it in order to recognise it or live it?

It’s easy to say I love me but to feel all the pure and good that comes from love and apply it to yourself is another story.

The question is are you prepared to love?

I’ve come a long way in life and I am ready to live love.

~Sarah Martin


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