I found a love so great. This is still present in my life. What came with this love however is something I hadn’t anticipated. Fear. The fear of losing the love that I’ve found is at times unbearable. Such is my humanness. This is what happens when I perceive love through the filters of my emotions and insecurities.
Since this happened, each day has been a progression towards letting go with the awareness that there is a love so great, so pure and so unfathomably infinite that no fear can kill. I cultivate my faith around this truth.
Friends and family will pass away. So will I. We may get along today and you may hate me tomorrow. Knowing this, I do everything I can to be fully present with you in the moment. After all, this is all we have.
And it is enough.
I don’t require you or the world to change in order for my joy to exist and increase. This is entirely my choosing. Knowing that life here is temporary only makes me appreciate it more. I liken this to a week-long ‘get away’. The week flies by and seems like an instant. At the end of my life I may think “well that flew by. Time to go home”. Thank God my real home is awesome and I can’t wait to get back.
I have said before that the attempt at capturing freedom is like trying to grab a handful of sand under water. Experience is fleeting so letting go is our best option if we want to live with joy.
I may not personally know everyone who reads this but, I appreciate the fact that we share this moment together. My advice to you…
Smile lots and hugs someone you love today. They may not be here tomorrow.