Love is truly in the air this week. I've been getting a lot of questions about love and what determines if you are in love or not.
The truth is the only person who can answer that question is you. A lot of factors come into play when discussing love. From my own personal experience I've loved, and I've loved hard. To all my fellow leo's out there you know that once we're all in, we're in.
The first step is being vulnerable. It is not easy to wear your heart on your sleeve especially after a harsh breakout. Giving people your heart over and over again is hard. Trust me I know. However you will never overcome fear and holding back until you unleash yourself. You will never meet the love of your life by having a huge wall up.
My advice is to pray about it. God will never bring someone into your life who isn't supposed to be there. They will be a lesson or a blessing. There's only one way to find out.
Through my personal experience with love I've been fortunate to come across love in various ways. It taught me the importance of loving myself and that no human on this earth could love me more than I love myself. It wasn't until I got hurt when I began to grow mentally.
Now I know what love isn't, what it is, and what it can be.
Love to me is looking at someone and seeing a reflection of someone you can't live without. A person you look up to and admire. They have best friend qualities and you always have the urge to tell them every last thing that occurred throughout your day and life.
You think they are perfect and can do no wrong. Love is blinding and can make you feel like you are on top of the world. You feel like you met your equal, and your partner. A person who completes you. You can communicate to them from across a crowded room and they can make you laugh and smile just by giving eye contact.
After a long day, they are the only person you want to see or talk to. Only then is your day complete. They appreciate your flaws and will go above and beyond to help you grow in areas where you may need improvement. They are your go-to for advice. If you need someone to vent to about an annoying friend they always cosign with the best shade.
They tell you when you are wrong even if it will make you mad. They understand you inside and out and can tell if there is something bothering you through a simple text message, or the tone in your voice.
Love is about understanding, empowering, and believing in one another. As cliche as love may be it is a feeling I want everyone in the world to feel. So many people think love is dumb and will never happen for them, but that is not true.
As I preach all the time, self-love is the best love. Be your best support system first, before allowing another soul into your heart. That's the best way to know what love is. Once you receive it from yourself you will know what love is when it comes to you.
Not when you "find" it, but when it comes.
What is your definition of love? Share in the comments below!