Love and Regrets

Gerald G May wrote: 

“There is a desire within each of us, in the deep center of ourselves that we call our heart. 
We were born with it, it is never completely satisfied, and it never dies. 
We are often unaware of it, but it is always awake. 

It is the Human desire for Love. 
Every person on this Earth yearns to love, to be loved, to know love. 
Our true identity, our reason for being is to be found in this desire. 

Love is the “why” of life, why we are functioning at all. 
I am convinced it is the fundamental energy of the human spirit. The fuel on which we run, the wellspring of our vitality. 

And grace, which is the flowing, creative activity, of love itself, is what makes all goodness possible. 
Love should come first, it should be the beginning of, and the reason for everything”

Love – for ones partner/husband or wife, our soul mate, our other half – our better half, it’s the one essential reason why life makes sense.  Every once so often I read a poem so exquisitely beautiful or pass a couple in the street holding hands, smiling at each other, sharing a private joke and my cyncial heart is once again reminded that it is the most beautiful all consuming and powerful emotion we can ever experience.

“Love is the ‘why of life’, why we are functioning at all. When love has taken residence in your life, chores seem easy, everyday mundane life that we all fall so easily prey to, takes on a whole new meaning, not quite as dull or tedious anymore.  You feel on top of the world, surrounded by sunshine, amidst a cloudy day – clichéd, I know.  You’re ready for any challenge, you feel alive, strong, because you know at the end of the day, you go home and waiting for you is that one person who will comfort you, shower you with love, with affection, with intimacy.  Will listen to your woes, offer advice and support and touch your very soul.  And you’ll wake up every morning, roll over and they’re still there and you smile and thank your lucky stars for your good fortune and the very fact that you managed to find your best friend – that certain someone who completes’ you, understands you, knows what you’re thinking before you do, finishes your sentences for you and makes you want to better yourself.

Whilst it can keep you in a permanent state of euphoria, it’s also the one thing we’re all afraid of – afraid of losing it, pushing it away, too scared to give it a chance to enter our lives, because it can let you down and send you into the darkest depths of despair.  Let’s face it, no one voluntarily wants that life of despair.

William Shakespear wrote:  “You say that you love rain, but you open your umbrella when it rains. You say that you love the sun, but you find a shadow spot when the sun shines. You say that you love the wind, but you close your windows when wind blows. This is why I am afraid, you say that you love me too.”

Katy Perry has an incredible talent for writing lyrics that reverberate every day life. Lyrics that are profound, enlightening and uplifting.

“The One That Got Away” on her ‘Teenage Dream’ album, I heard and was deeply touched because we’ve all had experiences that ring true to losing someone you love or letting them go or having no control over circumstances.  After watching the music video for this one, you’re left shattered.  It’s profoundly sad.

And so I urge anyone who has someone special in their life, never leave angry and always tell those you love how you feel.  Fate could intervene and it’s the last time you see them – you’ll spend the rest of your life regretting … take a chance, shout it out loud and discover your feelings are reciprocated.  Aside from that, it’s our very human desire to love and be loved.

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