“The self sacrificial process that is loving and accepting love – everyone talks a big game and describes how they want IT. How they want someone.
But Love is not easy. It is not the surface level interaction so accustomed to our generation. It’s not click bait. It’s not something you scroll past. It cannot be articulated in a top 10 buzzfeed article.
It’s fucking heavy. It’s nightmares about losing someone. It’s realizing that every time you’re happy you wish they were by your side to feel what you feel and see what you see. It’s depression from distance and fear that there’s Another One like you out there. It’s straining in your sheets at the thought of them.
And I think that’s why so few are willing to participate in the exchange; it is terrifying to link part of your identity to someone else, and it is heavy to hold pieces of someone else in your hands. But it’s worth it. It’s the only thing that’s worth it. It’s vital to see where we fit with others and where they connect to us.
It’s the only thing that can set a life on fire – to reach a new level of bliss and belonging. It ignites passions. It creates harmony among beings and opens vast horizons of possibility. I can only believe that it transcends space and time – that it can be felt years later and thousands of miles away.
I have to remind myself constantly to feel the beat of my heart and sacrifice myself to those I love.
And when someone abuses this power, and when I am broken… I know I have people there to fix me.
And I will rise from the ashes like a Phoenix.
We must do it more.”