Monday, 12 January 2015

An achievable resolution

So I've been thinking a lot about New Years resolutions lately and how the general gist of most people's is to live life to the fullest. That's what we all want right? To be happy, to enjoy life and to make the most of this year instead of letting it go to waste like the last. But how do we do that? I've thought it over a lot and in every example I could see of truly living life to the full, it always came down to love (not just Eros*) and the expression of love. 
Something I hear often is that 'people say they love things too easily or too soon' but I don't think that's the case at all. I think we don't say we love enough. We don't say that we love the feeling of jumping in the water on a bright, hot day, we don't say that we love just talking with our friends about anything, we don't say we love when our mom makes food just the way we LOVE it. We don't think that love can be anything but what we see in romance movies or read about in old books. But love you see, is not an adjective for the degree of fuzzy feeling we get when we are close to a person. Love is a name for the light force that penetrates us through all dimensions; spirit, soul and body. Love is what makes us stop and smell the roses, what makes us smile when we hear that persons name, what makes us want to talk and touch and see and hear. Love is what makes anything in life worthwhile. From the love of ice cream and chocolate to the love of another's heartbeat. It can be small and simple, and it can be so great that it tears us apart or sews us back together. The point is not to reserve the word for only the big things, but to enjoy expressing it for each and every thing that causes us to feel it. That's how we love more, that is how we live life to the full.
I guess what I'm trying to say is that, this year, on the very top of my list of resolutions, is simply (but enormously) to give love.

*Eros - the Ancient Greek word for intimate or sexual love. 
Thank you for taking the time to read Wholehearted Honey, I have so much gratitude and love for you!
Truly xx