Love Means Letting Go.
I use to believe that love meant holding on. Grasping tight. Stinging, wrenching, painful. Holding that fear. Holding uncertainty. Holding hurt. Holding intensity. Holding an image, an illusion, a facade, beauty, perfection. Holding it all together. It required a whole lot of glue, all that holding. It could break apart and crumble at any time, under all that intense pressure.
In my journey of discovering love, I learned that love actually requires a whole bunch of letting go…
Letting go of fear.
Letting go of expectations from the other person.
Letting go of needing, wanting, and trying so hard.
Letting go of preconceived ideas about how it should be.
Letting go of vanity, appearances, and facades.
Letting go of jealousy, anger, and resentment.
Letting go of illusions.
Letting go of cultural expectations.
Letting go of perfection.
Letting go of grand thoughts and idealizations.
Letting go of doing, and just being.
Letting go of the past.
Love requires a whole bunch of letting go, so a whole bunch of authentic and raw love can flow in. So you may fly freely together!
Let go, and love.