Do you guys intensely love? 'Cause I do. I'm talking the kind of fierce, territorial love that borders obsession at times (just keepin' it real, folks!). Its the kind of love that runs deep, deep in your heart and translates unspoken words when it needs to. Its the kind of love that fires up, explodes and then echos to far places (think: fireworks). Its THAT kind of love.
Even though there are a lot of people I love, there are just a few people who fall into this category outside of those I call my 'family.' Some of those people know I intensely love them, others don't (I don't know how you COULDN'T know)...but the fact of the matter is, this love is something I can't just turn off. Its overwhelming at times and it can be all-encompassing, but its a reflection of who I am, and I have learned to just accept it.
Today's scripture was about this thing we call love. 1 John 3:18 reads: Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth. Words and speech part? Check. Actions part...Ummmmmmm...Check?? I know at times that my actions don't match the love in my heart. I know at times that my actions should be the opposite of what they are. I know this, I understand it, I acknowledge it (post facto, most of the time), but most of all I accept it.
A lot of my recent 'journey' (if you will...) has been about self-acceptance. I am who I am - and that's enough. Why try to attain perfection? It will never happen. Why try to assume that just because someone looks a certain way or has certain things that it automatically means they have it all together? Maybe that is the ONLY thing they have together and everything else has fallen apart. The point is that we are who we are right now -because that is who we need to be right now. Who we are right now is not a permanent definition - its simply a place marker on a page. I know for me, I'm not interested in speed reading to the next chapter. Instead of rushing through, I'd much rather soak up every single syllable.
Love yourself for who you are right now. Let your actions reflect it and your heart accept it. Trust me - you'll feel MUCH better.
~ Love and Light ~