Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone!
Maybe you’re in a good love relationship, and you like Valentine’s Day. If so, congratulations and keep reading!
Or maybe you hate Valentine’s Day, because 1. you’re not in a relationship, or 2. you’ve been in a bad one. If this is you, you have my sympathies, and keep reading!
Love is the highest of all human experiences. But what is love?
Falling in love is euphoric. Getting married is supposed to be wonderful, but is also, in reality, extremely stressful. Being married? Well, it’s both. And the reason is, expectations. Yours, your partner’s, and to a lesser extent, other people’s.
The only expectations you can control are your own. So let’s talk about those.
If you expect too much, you will be disappointed. If you don’t expect enough, you’ll still be disappointed. But what does this have to do with love itself?
In a word? Everything!
The most important, and therefore also the hardest thing you’ll ever do is to love without expectations. Practically speaking, there are things you expect from any relationship. But spiritually, in order to love truly and fully, and to be loved truly and fully, we must release all expectations.
We must love, even when we receive nothing in return.
We must love, even when we receive negativity.
We must love, even when we’ve already given all we can.
We must love, even when we’re asked to give something we feel we don’t have.
We cannot be everything to another person. But we can love, even when we can’t provide what they need.
How do we pull this off?
Well, personally, we don’t. In fact, we can’t. It’s impossible.
But universally, with the help of God-within, we can love as the Spirit does: Fully, truly, and unconditionally.
In order to have love in our lives, this greatest and highest of human experiences, we must seek spiritual love first. And as the Bible says, “All these things will be added unto you.”
Seek the Presence of God, of Universal Consciousness, of Love. It is not outside you, not in a religion, not even in another person, though you can certainly see it through another. It is right here, right now, within your soul and spirit. It is the Essence of you. God is Love, and therefore, so are you. Seek this Love within you, and you will find Love in many forms!