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I Want Real Love and Nothing of Its Imitation

I read a quote online, today, and this was it: To the people who love you, you are beautiful already. This is not because they’re blind to your shortcomings but because they so clearly see your soul. Your shortcomings then dim by comparison. The people who care about you are willing to let you be imperfect and beautiful, too. ~Victoria Moran

I want real love and I want nothing of its imitation. I believe in love that is love for the essence of our souls. That is a pure and unconditional love. I am not interested in conditional love, like if you provide something for me I will love you in return. That is prostitution and I challenge it. The nature of love is to be. To exist, to co-exist in all the imperfection that the human population can provide; it appears there is an abundance.

I want to be loved for who I am not what I provide. My character is part of myself. The character of my soul, my essence, is somehow overflowing from deep inside of me. I was born as me and somehow brought forth with every experience I have ever had. I am loved by many and, as a friend of mine has said, “More importantly, I love many.” What you are in my life is not dependent upon what you do. I choose to love you for who you are, faults included. For who of us are without faults. I am not, I do not aspire to be, for it is a fruitless ambition. Unattainable and our efforts are better spent elsewhere. There is a finite amount of energy while we are upon this earth. Go forward, do you best, as time allows you to do.

What are you choosing with your day? Go out into the world, show love. Be love to someone who may never have seen it. Nurture someone back to life, it is the greatest thing you can do. There is another something I have read, but its memory is distant. It is something like … If every human soul would realise that every other human life is full of struggles and heartache as ours is, what a more compassionate world this could be. I like to think we are all doing our best. I am doing better than before because of the wonderful circle of support I have around me. Thank you to those people.

Essence, there is something to it. It is wildly intangible, yet I know I can focus my attention on it and I can see who you are. The eyes are the window to the soul and you can see much there, but you can feel it too. Trust yourself when you know it and don’t fight the inclination to not love everyone in the same way. Some are to be a special love. We can have an inherent love for the population of the planet. And, we can have a deep true love like I described in the quotation above, at the beginning of my blog today. I like that I can be loved despite my imperfections. I value that. I value the ability to be that way in relationships. I am free and I am happy because I can most fully be myself.

When we love each other despite imperfections, what are imperfections anyway? People disagree on them all the time. What one person judges, another person condones. Love me for me, not a condition you try to put on me. Only then will you have loved me for the essence of my soul. There is an authenticity, in love, that is beyond any measure of right doing and wrong doing. “Out beyond ideas of wrong doing and right doing, there is a field; I’ll meet you there.” ~ Rumi

Thank you for reading my blog,

c.s.

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3 thoughts on “I Want Real Love and Nothing of Its Imitation

  1. Beautiful post. The writing and the picture! 🙂

    Posted by anaslense | April 10, 2012, 1:52 pm
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