Friday, January 21, 2011
Love, peace and the pursuit of happiness....
In honor of Valentines day coming up - I thought I would write about love....
I have always loved with a passion. Loved too hard. Too deep. Too much. Too easily. It is how I was raised. It is part of the circumstances of my childhood. Years of therapy - did I say years? I mean YEARS of therapy have shown me that it is ok to love in healthy ways. And to allow myself to be loved. In healthy ways.
Love comes in many forms. And at different times. Polyamory - Many loves. The ability to love more than one person at once. The ability to be in a relationship with more than one person at a time. So many ways to love and only so many years in our life. So many opportunities to share ourselves. To open our hearts.
An article from Newsweek about it - I thought it was interesting - I agree with some of it -- And not with other parts of it -- http://www.newsweek.com/2009/07/28/only-you-and-you-and-you.html
I am not talking about that creepy polyamory of "swingers clubs" or the men with God complexes that think they are going to repopulate the world with their child brides. I am talking about the ability for adults to love each other. To be monogamous with more than one person. - Oxymorinic I know -- But it makes sense to me. Everything in life does not involve sex, you know. Sometimes, it is just love.
It is sharing of family. The sharing of lifes responsibility. The sharing of raising children. The sharing of financial responsibility. The sharing of deep contented peace. The sharing of spiritual growth. The sharing of your heart. And the sharing of love.
I have promised myself that I would open myself to more love this year. I have promised myself that I would open myself to God. And do my best to let him lead the way. To let him guide my life. To find the peace deep down within.
I have promised myself that for the first time in almost 41 years that I would allow myself to be happy. Truly happy.
These are just a few of my thoughts to -- right, wrong or indifferent - they are mine.
I wish you all love, peace and happiness.