As you awaken, you will come to understand that the journey to love isn’t about finding “the one”, the journey is about Becoming “the one”. – Creig Crippen
Our toughest lessons are learned through affairs of the heart. They are the most challenging to navigate because we are usually looking for answers in the wrong places – Outside ourselves.
In the pursuit of love, I have cried unabashedly as my heart broke into a thousand pieces, then other times, walked away with indifference surrounding my heart. I have entered into relationships vulnerable, sometimes guarded, open hearted or closed and completely unreachable. I have loved unconditionally, conditionally and even sacrificially.
The endings always leave questions – I believe the most important question to ask is not, did I love another enough but do I love myself enough? We all know by now, or have at least heard it said, that you cannot love another well until you love and know yourself.
This is what brings me to the purpose of starting this blog – Journey to Love. It is my hope that we can all share and learn from each other. Please feel free to leave comments. I welcome your insights as I would love for this to be an interactive experience for all. The journey to love can feel like an arduous path with its many twists, turns and obstacles. Perhaps we can take the joy and the sorrow, the bliss and the ruin, the happiness, sadness, trust, betrayal and everything else that our hearts embrace and sometimes endure and allow ourselves to grow from it. Quite possibly together we can find our way through this crazy, magical journey of the quest for true love and in the process discover the greatest love of all – the love of ourselves.
This blog is dedicated to all the sweet, sensitive souls who have had their hearts trampled on time and time again but yet are still open to hand their hearts over to another. You are brave and beautiful and I bow to you in honor of your undying belief in the power of love. – LA