I’ve been thinking about love lately – quite a bit actually.
And I have not been pondering the old, unanswerable question, “What is love?”
The truth is that I think we all know what it is but we know it on a level where words don’t penetrate. Oh – we try. We write poems and love songs and greeting card rhymes (eek!) but what love is…
If it’s true, that we are all connected on a deep, spiritual level (and I believe that to be true) then love is two spirits recognizing each other. Love is being at home with another. Love is that deep place of comfort where you can finally exhale.
Clearly, I am talking about love and not infatuation.
When I was at the Hoffman Process, I drew (coloured?) the above poster: a different frame each day of five days. The poster you draw is about your vision for your life. And all I could see was hearts – love. The middle frame was the final one – hearts merging. And, of course, mountains! (well – duh!)
And when I look at my life now and think about my vision, I don’t have the concrete sort of thing that I think you’re “supposed” to have. I don’t see a big house and a trip and a Mercedes in the driveway.
For me, the future is a feeling. I want to live my life in that heart and light space. That means, first, loving myself and connecting to light and love daily. And then it means giving it away. I want to live a life of kindness and contribution – of creativity and bliss.
And I want that connection with another human being where we build something good and beautiful together.
The concrete shape of this vision? I have no idea. But I do believe that we (I) am here on this earth to shine my light, to give away my love, to connect and to do it courageously.