Love makes the world go around–we’ve all heard the songs and the sonnets, recited the poetry, and felt the inspiration of love letters. We each crave love–deep love that is intimate, sustainable and healthy. We want romance, friendship and the physicality that comes from a meaningful connection.
Love is, without a doubt, the most powerful experience in this life. We have a love for who we came from and need it to learn about life and how to be inspired to thrive. We have a love for our Creator, whoever we view that as being, and we have a love for our fellow man as kindred in this life experience. And then there is a very singular type of love that is unique between us and only one other…romantic, soul mate love. There is nothing that matches the quality or the depth of it. Romantic love causes us to do all sorts of crazy, silly and heroic things. It can make us feel like we are high as the sky or ready to die and climb into a grave deep within the earth. Powerful.
Why then are we so challenged by this love?
We try, we fail, we try again. We enter into a romance with good faith and high hopes and somehow get lost and behave in ways that are counterproductive to sustaining a great and open love communication that is capable of nurturing both parties. Why?
It is essential for us to dive deep into our own being–mind, body, and soul, and learn who we are and what we want. We need to be expressive about what we desire, what is important and vital for us to have in this life and from a partner. We need to take the risk to be honest and clear in our communication and our feelings.
In my book, Build the Strength Within, I describe the Language of the Heart and share the reality of research about how important our physiological connection is to another. We literally influence one another all the way to the beat of our heart. It is so amazing to acknowledge and embrace that awareness for there is power and also grace in what it means, what it has the capacity to do.
When we enter into a new love affair, we have every opportunity open to us for doing it right, making it good, allowing old patterns to dissipate and creating a healthy and vibrant relationship like never before. I am finding myself there now and feel a deep commitment to living my brand, embracing my own words, and allowing this experience to evolve into every beautiful vision I’ve ever had about romance and soulful connection. It’s important.