Love has many forms. It comes from an instinctive human trait to survive. Our ancestors depended upon one another for their very survival. This codependency of the past is much the same today. Perhaps the need for survival and safety is not as critical as our ancestors experienced, but the desire to share time and space, the craving for companionship, and the longing of emotional support and affection is. It is those very things that keep two people together.
Love takes on many forms. Although the passion and sexual attraction you first experience with a lover may lessen through the years, it doe not mean love has faded. As you mature you’ll undergo life changes and grow through many occurrences that teach you a deeper, more appreciative acknowledgment of how precious and fragile love is.
People seek in another that which brings out the best in themselves. Unfortunately, what seems to bring out the best in one may also bring out the worst in the other. This one-sided love often leads to one broken-heart. Actually two have a broken-heart, because to hurt another who is in love with you is the hardest thing to do.
Sometimes love can also keep two people apart. Love and hate are important attributes in human behavior that can make a relationship and then break it apart! There is no line in the sand between love and its shadow side, hate.
Can you reflect back to a person in your past that you were head-over-heels in love with? Your world seemed to revolve around that person and the relationship between you was energizing, exciting, fun and happy. Can you also recall falling out of love with that person? Perhaps even slipping to the other side of hate, simply because differences between you grew or perhaps you were hurt deeply by their actions or behavior?
'No man is an island.' To live on this planet you must engage in relationships. Some are meant for a brief experience and others, longer. Relationships not only teach you who you are, but more importantly, who you are NOT.
Falling in love is much easier than staying in love. Love can open you up or shut you down…send your spirits soaring or crush you beneath its weight. Love is a choice.
You may not be able to choose who loves you – only who you love. And sometimes you may feel as though you have no control over that! What’s important with regards to love is to never regret loving.