Love on Love’s Terms
If we want to love others, then we have to go where love wants us to go. We can’t make love come to us and follow our conception of it. It defies, by its very nature, our definitive boundaries.
Here is a lesson that I’m learning in life. Attempting to articulate it here is part of this process.
Love defines its own parameters and dynamics. Our ideas on love, and previous experience with love, are only helpful up to a point. Given that the nature of love is dynamic, it is ever-changing and fluid; curved, not angular. Love can never be controlled, not even by God.
If we want to love others, then we have to go where love wants us to go. We can’t make love come to us and follow our conception of it. It defies, by its very nature, our definitive boundaries. It moves in ways that are independent and, it seems, often purposefully in contradiction to our pre-conceptions of what it should be.
If we fail to catch this, then we will work against love, all the while under the supposition that we are doing the work of love. But, if we’re sincere in our pursuit of love, she will guide us back on the right track.
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No part of this text was generated with artificial intelligence; just wonky “flawsome” human thoughts here … with, of course, due homage to The Algorithm that abides over us all.
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