Love [luhv] Pronunciation Key
noun, verb, loved, lov·ing.
||a profoundly tender, passionate affection for another person.
||a feeling of warm personal attachment or deep affection, as for a parent, child, or friend.
||sexual passion or desire.
||a person toward whom love is felt; beloved person; sweetheart.
The definition is for by benefit, to see what the word mean from a technical perspective.
But really, who doesn’t know what love is?
Then again, often, we forget to love.
Disclaimer: No, I have not fallen in love,nor had spring got into my head. And NO, I am not being emotional. Nothing. Just another Extra-ordinary day.
Have you eaten?
Have you slept?
Have you worked?
Have you walked to the station?
Have you smiled?
Have you cried?
Have you achieved?
or Have you fall?
whatever the answer is, can I add another question: Did you put love into every moment you so what you did?
If you did not, you simply did not live.
Harsh? But true.
To digress, the origin of the name of this blog came out of love. Metta is a pali word for Loving-Kindness; metamorphosis is an English word that means transformation. I wanted to remind myself that life is a constant change, and that I need to remember to instill metta or love into it.
I wanted to get out of my vicious cycle of hate and pushing things away. I am a born cynic. So don’t be fooled by my love-infused article. I scorn, scoff and grunt when I was told life is wonderful and that you can get what you want. I fell into depression when I got the best breaks of my life. I tortured myself with guilt when my mum gave me permission to AND paid for my trip to Europe. I cried when a person don’t love you like you do. I cried myself to sleep when I think I’m alone with my troubles.
Sounds normal? The diagnosis is that this is the symptoms of love, or rather the lack of it.
Why are you friends with the people you are friends with? Cos they love you. Why do you love going to the movies? Cos you love it. Why do you feel happy this moment and now? Or if you don’t, why? Either you’re loving it, or you’re not.
It’s the norm for us to love and hate. Pushing the things we dislike away, grasping at what we adore. But hardly do we question the equation of love in it. Love is such a complex thing that we often equate it to relationships, associating it with cloud nines, suffering, pain and lost. But at the same time, it could be oh-so-simple.
A simple gesture of love today, touched my heart. Not earth shattering extravagant gesture, but simply a love given to me from a friend that made me realized that: I don’t love enough.
I don’t love the opportunities I get; I feel guilt.
I don’t love my work; I feel stress.
I forgot to love the people I passed by today; They think I’m cocky.
I lost the love on the people I cared; They think I’m too busy for them.
I forgot to instill a lil’ love to my food; I don’t even remember what they taste like
I don’t love myself; and its hard for others to love me too.
Love conquers all? Corny, but very true. When you really try instilling Metta/Love into your life, every single moment, you’ll realized it’s not an easy thing. It’s a habit to laugh people who do it, but it takes a master to love everybody and everything. It’s not about pretending to love at all. People who inspires, who truly love from within, are only able to do so, because they love themself.
Who doesn’t like to sulk after a bad day? Bitching about that bitch? I’m there. Hate doing that? Run away!
But depression, loneliness, pain and suffering tracks us down. In those dark corners of your mind, in the silent hours, like it or not, they creep out to say hello or rather haunt you. So let love in, let it grow within, plant the seed. It would be that light you’re looking for at the end of the tunnel.
Even if you feel that you are unloved, love yourself and you will be. Otherwise, who is there left to love you? Love every single moment you have, busy, stressful or simply nothing. And it will guide you, inspire you and live.
So go ahead and tattoo it!