I had written a big long thing this morning. But the more I read it, the more I realized it wasn’t necessary. This song below has been repeat for me for a couple weeks now. And it says it all perfectly.
In my opinion, love is the most important thing in the world.
Yes, we are fragile. We have cracks and smudges. We are shaped by the people we allow in our lives. We can break, easily and fast. And we can be seen, if we really let someone see us. And we may shatter, but the risk is worth it. Love is worth it.
One of my favorite researchers is Brene Brown, who speaks to the power of vulnerability. And she says “To be vulnerable, we have to love with our whole hearts, knowing there is no guarantee, but believing that we are enough.” And in these moments, I couldn’t agree more. There ARE no guarantees in love. We never know if it’ll last, if it’ll live up to our expectations, if it’ll be what we want. We never know how things are going to turn out. Who are partners are going to grow into being. All we can do is love, wholly, and fully. Be honest with ourselves and our partners. And then dive in. It could be a disaster, or it could be the best thing ever. The only thing we know for sure is that we will be a different person because of it.
So here’s to love. In whatever forms you have it in your life right now. In whatever ways you radiate it on a daily basis. In whatever ways you’re hurting or longing. We are in a constant state of love, whether we know it or not.
And it’s all part of the bigger picture of our lives. You are loved, and you are enough.
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