Modern Love

In my lifetime the world has changed rapidly. The world is evolving faster every day. And every aspect of our lives changes according to this new world, according to our vision of the world.

Love, or the way we perceive it, has changed as well. Some say that we have grown to enjoy being alone, that we enjoy the idea that technology can imitate real interaction. We text, we e-mail, we skype, we like, we comment, and, yet, we often find ourselves asking, “What is love?” or, more importantly, “What is love supposed to feel like?”

Sometimes we tend to analyze stuff for longer than necessary. Most times we like to believe that life was better, funnier in a distant past we will never be able to go back to. The place and time we live in is never as wonderful as those million worlds we imagine or dream about.

But the truth is, love is simply what we need it to be. Virtual romance or not, one thing has never changed: the way being in love makes us feel.

Sometimes we feel that life’s a battle, and we’re alone. We feel that when no one is willing to hear us out, or when no one is willing to fight the fight with us. We feel that we are alone when there’s no out to reach out. When staring outside the window, we see only darkness and silence.

So why is it that we need someone else? Why is it that we have to feel as if there’s something missing, something that’s been taken away from us, something that only another person can give us?

Something that can’t be bought.

Something that can’t be stolen.

Something that can’t be defined or understood or seen.

Something we all need, we all want.

And when you find that something, that’s when you’re complete. Perfect. Happy.

That’s when all your dreams become possible, no matter how crazy they really are. when your biggest fears die.

You’re not afraid anymore.

You’re not alone anymore.

Love is simply this: we give the best of our hearts to someone who’s willing to fight the fight with us. Nothing else really matters. Distance, age, sex, whatever.

People worry too much. I worry too much. We think too much, and this makes us be afraid. Of what’s out there, of what’s inside us.

 

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…and now as I listen to “Let Me Love You”….


 

Thank you for reading. Love you for that!

Happy June!

—–Have Hope.Keep Faith—–


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45 thoughts on “Modern Love

  1. “Love is simply this: we give the best of our hearts to someone who’s willing to fight the fight with us.”

    That is a beautiful summary of the huge, often misunderstood concept of love.

    I like the point you made in the beginning; we adopt this idealistic view of the past, as if our ancestors had all the answers and, somewhere along the way, we lost them. In fact, this age is little different from past ages in terms of what makes us human. That is, we experience fear, joy, anger, and even love in the same way. The methods we have to love may be different, as the emergence of digital technology has provided other avenues of expression, but ultimately that desire to give and receive love is the same, and the struggle to find someone to love is the same.

    I would like to add that love is also about giving the best of our hearts to those who might not fight alongside us – even to those who fight against us. It’s easy enough to love those who love us back; the strength to love those who hate us is a far stronger kind.

    1. I love reading your comment anytime you share your thoughts. It makes me learn, grow and understand more. You’re absolutely right about the last paragraph you shared. I agree.

      Thank you so much. 💜
      It’s because of a few people like you and your insights/views, I keep my promise of “Aspire to Inspire.”

      1. Oh, that’s very kind of your, Aishwarya! I’m delight to hear that my comments encourage you. I make a point of commenting on most of the posts that I read, because I understand the amount of work that a writer dedicates to preparing them. Nothing says, “I appreciate what you do” like taking the time to share your reaction to another’s writing, and I certainly appreciate what you do. All the best!

    1. Yes, we all have love inside us and the potential to embody it – or at least strive to embody it. What happens, that we forget how to fill that role? Are we to blame an external body, or could the struggle dwell in us?

  2. Love is simply this: we give the best of our hearts to someone who’s willing to fight the fight with us. Nothing else really matters. Distance, age, sex, whatever.
    Wonderful writing❤️ Captivating and motivating… Love🖤

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