A word that holds a thousand meanings but can never truly be described.
It is a different feeling than anything else in the world.
Love can be expressed in every second of every minute,
Treasured for years, and cherished forever.
Love brings us hope, comfort, and acceptance.
Love teaches us how to grow an how to heal.
It cannot be depressed, hidden, or extinguished.
Love is like the air.
It allows us to breathe, taking in new life with every inhale.
It lights the fire in our lives.
But do not be fooled,
Love is not always gentle
With the same breath, it can extinguish that fire.
Yet, do not fear,
For although you stand in the dark, love surrounds you.
It envelopes you.
Love constantly lives inside of you.
Love can be captured, yet cannot be kept from others.
It is constantly available to all people of the world.
As we begin this new year, I ask you to step back and search for the love in your life. Find it and do not be greedy. Give love freely to any and all people. Do not fear what love may bring for good springs good eternal. Do not hide your love from those you do not understand or agree with. Instead, love all people, accepting that our differences allow us to paint the world in color. Without contrast, nothing exists. Do not fear that which you do not understand. The world is so vast and we only have but so much time. Do no turn your cheek to those who differ. Instead, question them, challenge them and yourself, to accept the perception of someone who loves equally to you. Capture love in a moment, allowing it to overwhelm you like young child, experiencing it for the first time. Allow love to rebirth you, forgiving your sins against your fellow man and allowing us to join again, together, united as one.
History does not exist like love. It does not heal us or guide us from within. History is written onto paper and in books, to remind us of choices we have made so that we can learn from them and better ourselves. If we do not learn, we do not grow. You see, our minds are the most precious things we own. It is only with our minds that we can truly grow. The body is merely a vessel, allowing you to carry out the actions designed by your, unique mind. Without our minds, our bodies would continue to grow, accepting no purpose and therefore accomplishing nothing.
OUR MINDS ARE BEAUTIFUL
Regardless of your beliefs, it cannot be denied that our minds are beautiful. They have been specifically designed to allow us to feel. We feel emotions such as love, comfort, hope, and pride. But we can also feel pain, loss, and heartache.
Imagine if all the people of the world came together, forming one singular being, united. Now, imagine combining the emotions of every one of those people. Imagine the algorithm, calculating the highest intensity emotion felt by the people of our earth.
Do you think it is love?
It should be.
And if it is not, should we not continue to strive until it is?
I believe every person in this world is worthy of love, regardless of the beaten and torn cover that life has bestowed upon their worn and rigid pages. For as our mothers have taught us, and her mother before, "It is not fair to judge a book by its cover, for what comes from the mind and heart are a hundred times more beautiful than anything we could ever create."
Spread love. Be love.
We all exist together. As one.
Share love with your neighbor, enemy, and acquaintance.
For the love they feel is the same as the love that you feel.