Posted by: mylovingheart | March 17, 2013

Learning to Love Again!

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Recently I heard a preacher say that “Forgiveness is giving up all HOPE of a better PAST”!  Let that soak in.  I could spend a lot of time going over the past.  Playing past conversations and experiences, but I realized that it wasn’t going to change anything.  It just was keeping me stuck.  I didn’t want to stay stuck, I wanted to move forward.  I wanted to have hope, joy and love in my life.  I had to let God restore me.

It is necessary in order to move forward to tell your old story in detail until it just doesn’t seem so important anymore.  When you do, you will find that things that you thought were important weren’t really that important, but then the really important things will stay with you. Also, I noticed that it was opening up a space for there to be new stories and new experiences and the love inside me was starting to grow.  I could feel myself growing with it.  Recently I read something that just made me think.  It is from the book The Zahir, by Paulo Coelho:

That is why it is important to let certain things go.  To release them.  To cut loose.  People need to understand that no one is playing with marked cards; sometimes we win and sometimes we lose.  Don’t expect to get anything back, don’t expect recognition for your efforts, don’t expect your genius to be discovered or your love to be understood.  Complete the circle.  Not out of pride, inability, or arrogance, but simply because whatever it is no longer fits in your life.  Close the door, change the record, clean the house, get rid of the dust.  Stop being who you were and become who you are.

I knew that my past would always go with me, but it was time to become who I was meant to be. That it was vital for me to free myself from some of these emotions, so that I could create space to be filled up with more love and with more of life’s joy.  It was absolutely necessary for me to learn along the path to love again, that I would not always have people love me in the way I imagined that I would want to be loved.  That some people are still suffering from their own wounds that are keeping them from opening up THEIR heart to love again.  That I had to allow love to manifest in its own way.  You just have to allow people to be who they are and love them anyway.

When you love yourself, you can be open to love others and to love again!  You just have to imagine a new story for your life and start living it!


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