Did you know love is not enough? I found that out in a sudden, dramatic way yesterday. I was travelling in our lockdown city of Melbourne to visit my supposed partner outside the 5-kilometre allowable zone when I rang her because she had written to me that she felt a bit down about her zoom visit to her psychologist. I rang her to find out what could I do for her, two hours later I was heading home and it was all over.
It was because I had agreed with her and allowed her space the night before and it seems I should not have listened to her and gone against her will and taken care of her. We had discussed this for an hour after I was halfway there and she told me she felt the most empowered she had ever felt. It seems that I am not enough to meet her needs. A day later I realise that I cannot be different from where I am at the moment. I can grow but cannot miraculously be different from where I am at the moment, so yes, Love hurts.
What does society say about the pain of unrequited love, lets have a look:
1. I hope it finds this place soon.
2. I forgot: Stronger.
3. I found out the embrace of love is not enough.
4. How will I get her out of my heart, it seems impossible at the moment, only time will tell: Love Hurts.
5. Being in the same city doesn’t seem far enough, I cannot stop thinking of her.
6. I’m crying typing this: When I Look at You.
7. I wish you the best life.
8. No words needed: Disappear.
9. It’s storming in my heart.
10. I mistakenly thought this was not us: Almost in Love.
11. It seems this was not us.
12. And not just of a sexual nature: Dreaming of You.
13. I fear this.
14. Thank you karma, you hurt: Instant Karma.
15. and our final lesson comes from the Twitter personality Bauvard –
So what am I learning? Embrace that individual inside you who has ideas, strengths and beauty like no one else. Be the person you know yourself to be – the best version of you – on your terms. And above all, be true to you – if you cannot put your heart into it, take yourself out of it. Starting today…
1. Get your priorities right.
2. Take full responsibilities for your goals.
3. Know your worth.
4. Choose the right perspective.
5. Don’t let your old problems punish your dreams
6. Choose the things that truly matter.
7. Love You.
8. Accept your strengths and Weaknesses.
9. Stand up for You.
10. Learn from others, and move on when you must.
11. Be honest in your relationships.
12. get comfortable with being UNcomfortable.
13. Be who you were born to be.
14. Never give up on You.
The playlist today is a bit maudlin, we begin with Kayne West, go back to the 1970s to hear that song by Nazareth. The four pop divas: Miley Cyrus, Beyonce, Olivia O’Brien and Selena. We finish off with John Lennon: Love Hurts!!!
This will not stop me from spreading the ethos of Love and Respect for All, Everyone Included. I have extended it to a million people in my new tribe: Thriving People.
Join if you wish. Until we meet again, my dear friends.