The Beauty Of Love

Flickr / Holly Lay
Flickr / Holly Lay

When people think of the purpose of life they might say religious reason, spiritual, or maybe they’ll tell you that there is no point. I think love is the thing that puts magic into our lives, it’s the thing that makes life amazing.

There’s really nothing like it, something that can make you feel so strong but also so vulnerable. You can feel on top of the world or you can feel like someone is literally ripping your heart out, there’s nothing as powerful. It can help you achieve greatness and it can also cause you to lose everything.

That’s what love does, it is something that fills you up. We all believe, especially today’s society, that other things are more important: our independence, our career, friendships, family, having fun. They are all important but not the most important.

Even if you are lucky enough to fall in love with the right person, which I count myself very lucky in the sense that it has happened to me more than once, it can still end. Each time it has been one of the best things in my life, but because they ended they have also been the worst times.

You would think I would grow cynical and close myself off, but I would never do that. I’d rather keep getting destroyed because I know that it is worth it.

For relationships and love to blossom you have to be open and vulnerable. there are many people that can’t do that. they’re trying to shield themselves, trying to protect themselves because they’re not certain. unfortunately or fortunately depending how you look at it, life is uncertain at all times. It can change in a split second.

That doesn’t mean you should close yourself off or go out of your way to protect yourself. Being brave means to keep doing things like it’s your first time, without any cynicism, even if you are scared. You’re going to get destroyed sometimes, but for me that’s always been worth it and it is something I will never change.

Just like anything in life that you love, you should throw yourself in to love with abandon. That’s what makes love beautiful. Thought Catalog Logo Mark

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