I was writing tonight; I was actually working on another piece, and I came across Christian, The Lion, Reunion. I had not seen the video in years. Oh my! I had forgotten how beautiful it is, and what a reminder that love, in all of its forms, is beautiful.
Of course, I then found The Official Christian Reunion Video which is actually of their second, and final, reunion with Christian. I had never seen it before, and it is equally moving, and introduced me to a beautiful artist and song ~ Tallulah Rendall's Black Seagull. Wow.
All of this got me to thinking...
Why is love...pure love...so very hard for so many? To give...?...
I have to say that I cried watching the first video. Don't you want to run up to someone like that and hug them like that? Don't you want someone to do the same to you? There is no fear, on either side, in that embrace. No fear.
When you watch the second video, your told it has been yet another year apart for them and there is hesitancy on Christian's part...he eases into it, and then at the end...doesn't really act like he wants to walk away. The lesson? That level of trust is not completely forgotten...it can be re-established...and quickly in their case. Even more...no fear, on either side...from beginning to end. No fear.
I am picking up on something. I mean, I am a little slow sometimes...:) Maybe, just maybe, fear is the common denominator that prevents love from becoming pure love...a great love. What would it be like if we loved each other without fear?
...and no, I am NOT talking about simply romantic love...but who am I kidding..it is a game changer in that single area alone...for all of us.
I fully admit...here and now...that while I have loved a great deal in my life, I have rarely done so without some element of fear being involved in it. *Sigh*
What would happen if I, for instance, were to start loving others without fear? I mean, what is the worst that could happen...I get hurt?! That said, what is stopping me? What is stopping you?
Pride? Embarrassment? Both fear based emotions, by the way.
I told someone, just today, that I had no interest whatsoever in separating all of the layers of me....for any one person, for any job, for any religion, for any community work I might be doing...what you see, is what you get. Period.
Am I good enough?
Am I better than you?
Am I always working to be better...do better...live better...love better.
Is that good enough? It is for the only one that really matters.
It needs to be good enough for all of us. Trying...that is the point. And no one knows what "trying" looks like to someone else because all of our sins and all of our weaknesses are not on billboards for everyone to see. You can't judge because YOU DON'T KNOW.
I am tired of the negativity. The down in the mouth...the world is going to come to an end. I am going to burn in hell. They are going to burn in hell. They are wrong. They aren't good enough. I am not good enough. I suck. I'm bad. I'm ugly. I'm fat. I'm.....fill-in-the-blanks...
I am tired of doing it myself. I am tired of it from others.
Pure love. What would it mean if we loved ourselves and others like that?
Sunshine Dreams to You ~ Today and Every Day! :)