What is love? Is it the firing off of signals throughout your brain? A chemical release of hormones? Is it spiritual? Is it a connection between two people who can be explained away like so many other things we experience in life? Or is it a mystery we all hope to unfold through spaces of time?
Love: beautiful, unchained, encompassing, unrelenting… pure.
It is a melody we all sing. It is a movement we all seek in one way or another – one which we can lose ourselves in, become more than we’d been before. Some of us find it young while others will spend a lifetime in pursuit of it. It is the ultimate sacrifice and it is more beautiful than our naked imaginations can create without having first known it wholly.
There are too many different types of love to count, and I have experienced too many to be certain of. Throughout my years I have been unable to define a single one, let alone name them individually. What I do know… I’ve never known anything better than what love has had to offer.
Often times I think of what and how I have loved, reminiscing from where it began to what remained afterward. No matter the cost of my loves, I have been better for it – whether it had been bad love, or good – I am more.
I find myself thinking about my family more often than I think of anything else – cliché, I know. But the truth is I am happy. I am full, satisfied. I am what I’ve always wanted to be: what I pursued for all those years, often times to my own peril.
I have destroyed myself and the world I knew just simply trying to grasp such happiness, if only for a moment. So, my being overly excessive in my constant day-dreaming of my family is by no means unwarranted.
Happiness is defined as a state of wellbeing, joy, or contentment. When you google the happiest place on earth, the internet tells you Disneyland is where you need to go. But, what about the happiest place being the memories stored away of those whom you’ve loved?
Victor Hugo once said, “Life’s greatest happiness is to be convinced we are loved…”, and to me, this is one of the most wonderful quotes of all time. We want to be loved as well as love. We want to fulfill every inch of ourselves, every crevasse. We want to know what it is to behold the unknown… the undefined and most relevant feeling we will ever experience.
When we are happy our overall health improves. According to a study done by the Harvard School of Public Health, focusing on the positive aspects of our lives has proven to increase our ability to deal with stress, improves our heart health, and more obviously, helps us to deal with depression. One thing I have noticed in my life is that I can be happy and depressed at the same time, but when I focus on the positive things in my life I am able to cope with my depression on a great scale.
Another wonderful thing about happiness and love is simple: when we are happy, we see an increase in energy and vitality. Happiness truly is good for the soul!
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Find your happiness and stick to it! Enjoy life. Enjoy love, and love fully. We all deserve to be happy and to be loved… So, go on and love!
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