Learning To Be Swept Away By Love
“People who are sensible about love are incapable of it.” ~Douglas Yates
Love, that indescribable mystery that brings two people together. It comes from a part of our brain that is not ruled by reason but ruled by higher passions. It is good for us that love comes not from our logic but from our emotions. It helps us to roll the dice and see what will come. It makes us take a leap of faith in hopes for a better future.
We know that not all leaps are successful. Many, in fact, are not. But it is better to have loved and lost, than not to have loved at all. That is why our brains, I believe, are hard wired to seek out love with that special someone even despite insurmountable odds. Love sees the ideal in the other person. It hopes for the best of all possible futures with that person. It enables us to dream of things that, until now, we thought were impossible.
But with that comes this stark reminder, because love is not logic based, we must guard ourselves. In the ancient book of Proverbs, the Bible says, “Guard your heart, for from it flows the wellspring of life.” If we continually give our heart away without thought, we will be deprived of the joy of life. So while love is not rational, we must use our minds to channel it for its maximum good.
So I believe this thought should be in our minds, to wait to release love until the right person comes along. And when we find someone that we wish, truly wish, to spend the rest of our lives with them, we should give ourselves over to them completely. We should let ourselves get swept away with love and hold nothing back. It is then that we will be able to enjoy all that love has to offer without any of the heartache of foolish and rash decisions.
So let us give into love, when the time is right. We should not let our past hurts dictate the degree of our future happiness. We should, instead, let love engulf us and overtake us. A lifelong love affair with the one we love, is, after all, what dreams are made of.