When we read or write those four letters L-O-V-E, we feel it all.
The human brain will never be able to translate that feeling entirely into a book or on the big screen or in a product. And perhaps that means we will forever be searching for ways to describe it, to show it and to accept it.
Instead, could we choose to feel it? Instead of trying to intellectualize it and externalize it, could we feel it deeper and deeper, removing layer after layer?
Instead of look outside of ourselves for love, could we look within? Into our depths where shadows lurk? Into our depths where treasures are buried?
In feeling deeper into love, we will also feel into fears, doubts or sadness because love isn’t all sunshine and rainbows. There are clouds and storms that shape how we give, receive and perceive love.
Industry manufactured love in rom-com’s and teddy-bear-adorned-chocolate-boxes will never have the depth and richness of love that we hold within us.
As they often are with big questions, the answer to “what is love?” can be found within.
A daily practice challenges the person who creates on “inspiration.” We have to mother everyday, and ultimately, it is the daily grind that gives us perspective, clarity and the “high’s” of motherhood. I am exploring if the same happens when I write everyday on the topics that normally light me up – motherhood, self-development, healing and creating. Sign up here to receive those thought nuggets in your inbox on the daily.