Songs are composed about it, ballads are written, and artists continually become inspired by the muse. With any luck we’ve all experienced its impact at one time or another, but how does one truly define the Power of Love?
As a romance author, I believe in happily ever after. My heroes and heroines are strong, determined people who pursue the one most important quality missing in their lives, true love. But the stories I create are not so far from the pursuit of most every person I know. Aren’t we all looking for some kind of love? Doesn’t everyone desire a relationship, whether it familial, pet centered, or romantic, that offers support, happiness and satisfaction?
Love has many definitions and I doubt I’m able to concentrate such vast emotion into a single discussion, but when considering the Power of Love, one central theme combines all varieties of affection – unconditional dedication. The ability to overlook and accept without fault.
After the excitement and euphoria of a new relationship, when your idiosyncrasies and habits are bared, and your emotions are confessed, when the “pixie dust” settles, the Power of Love lies in the ability to return love without judgment; to choose to grow within the relationship. Only then can love realize its true power.
The same strength that helps couples endure, whether good times or bad, sickness or health; the enduring fortitude to accomplish goals, comfort and care, forgive, encourage, redirect and sometimes rebuild because the outcome is worth the effort−that’s the true power of love. It’s a realization that doesn’t always reach fruition. It’s a gift that should be treasured when accomplished.
Love comes in every shape and size, color and variety, and how lucky we are that love itself encompasses all without a critical eye. Feel free to love and be loved. Experience the Power of Love within you and share that joy with the world.