I woke up today and read a post on a friend’s FB wall. It was a quote from Liam Neeson that reads:
“Everyone says love hurts, but that is not true. Rejection hurts. Losing someone hurts. Envy hurts. Everyone gets these things confused with love, but in reality love is the only thing in this world that covers up all pain and makes someone feel wonderful again. Love is the only thing in this world that does not hurt.”
I don’t know about you but that truly makes me think. In fact, I’ve been thinking about it all day long. This year has been particularly hard and it’s a daily struggle to get myself into a decent mood. But I really do agree with this statement. Love is the only thing in this world that does not hurt.
And this is where it gets tricky.
Because I am not someone who seeks love from another person. I think that I have become rather cynical in that respect. Sure I’d love romance and to see stars and be with the one I love – but really – if it hasn’t happened in the past few years, why would I think it would now?
So that leaves me thinking maybe I AM focusing on the wrong part of this equation and getting it all jumbled. Love can come from many, many different sources I would think. But really I think that the main source of love has to be within yourself. That is where it all begins.
If you don’t love yourself enough to allow yourself to be okay with yourself where are you gonna get? Not very far. And wouldn’t it be great to not reject yourself or lose yourself but instead just love?
It’s worth thinking about. Happy New Year everyone. Be safe. 🙂