Many, perhaps most people, first think of love as the world of feelings between two partners; to first love, weddings and a long life. In addition to the fact that happiness should not be tied to a single person in the long run, the power of love manifests itself in a variety of ways and goes far beyond partner or marital happiness .
The one great love
Undeniably: We are all happy when we have found a person who suits us and with whom we can experience the greatest happiness. The only problem is: we also have to be prepared for everyday life, which has inconveniences, can only be dealt with with compromises and with some differences of opinion. To rely solely on a single other person means dependency for yourself, for others it may be a burden for many years to come – always dependent on cooperation, of course.
Neither of these statements can be absolute, because there are always two people in such a partnership, and not one pair is like the other. Nevertheless, it is easier for a relationship to know and consciously enjoy the other aspects of love and the power of love that results from it. Not only does our fictional couple benefit from this, but also their surroundings. Apart from that, it enriches everyone when they can consciously love: their partner – and some more.
Varieties of love
There are many versions of love: the couple loves their children, is loved by their parents themselves, and one day is worshiped by their grandchildren. We also love friends, nice neighbors, the dog and our garden.
The love of nature is particularly important for our inner self. We draw strength from the favorite tree, in the shade of which we like to read, or from the sound of the sea on vacation. Gardening is known to be beneficial not only because of movement, but also because we deal with nature, smell it, feel it and absorb it. To become aware of this again and again means to really feel the power of love .
Animals also belong in this context in the broadest sense, because they ask us: we have to take care of them, take them to the doctor, feed them and play with them or at least deal with them. In this respect, the range between children and animals is not that wide, which is why animals are one of the most important remedies for lonely seniors. They look younger, feel less alone, are mentally and physically fresher and are less likely to suffer from boredom.
With yourself in peace
The power of love can also be expressed in hobbies. It is not about addiction, this development has nothing to do with real love; It is not only in the professional sector that the boundary between love of work and addiction can be thin. This is where your own consciousness and your (properly dosed) self-love come into play , which is also important: Caring for yourself.
About hobbies: Anyone who looks forward to books or trains, sports or going out with friends on Sunday mornings has goals and feels deep satisfaction within.
What is very clear: love does not need ambition. I don’t have to have the most beautiful garden in the area if I love gardening. I don’t need a pedigree dog to demonstrate if I love the animal. Maybe I will never become a fast reader, top golfer, good piano player or painter: If I enjoy it, it is the only right reason to do what I love (as long as I don’t torture anyone or break boundaries). And I don’t care what the rest of the world thinks of it.
To love people or things means to focus on something and really deal with it. The power of lovealso results from the fact that I don’t act superficially. I get involved and tolerate side effects: the child is annoying, but I love it no less. The bike is often broken, but I always bring it in for repairs. The thumb is often blue, the hand is bruised, but I boldly hit the next nail and passionately stay at home. I draw my satisfaction less from the end result, but from the process, the activity itself. I change my scale and my point of view. That doesn’t mean accepting everything or approving of it – everyone gets angry, sad, irritable and in a bad mood – but it means changing priorities and being more tolerant overall, getting involved, discussing – and closing forgive.
Live better together
Exactly these powers are missing if the power of love is missing, whether privately, professionally or socially: tolerance, kindness, humanity , the power to forgive, worry (in the best sense of caring, worrying about someone; what is meant is not the so-called “monkey love” “Or“ love of happiness ”, which often have little to do with real love because they do not allow freedom). The power of love gives new powers to get through difficult situations better. It is also healthier for the heart, circulation and psyche.
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