|A powerful light shines in the dark. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)|
He who Love touches not walks in darkness. ~ Plato ~
Love brightens the lonely soul with a special light.
I can recall certain times of my life when I felt so lonely and unloved that my world seemed so very dark. Oh, I had the love of family and many friends who loved me in their own ways, but that sometimes doesn't seem to be enough. I wanted that special love. That love of my life. My companion.
The darkest times were probably after my first two marriages failed and I felt alone again. Except I was not really alone. I had lost certain hopes and dreams that I had formulated in my mind, but realized that apparently only I had lost them or was aware that they had been lost.
For a while I attended a codependency group on the recommendation of a therapist. That's where I came to the realization that I was not dependent on anyone for love when I could love myself and recognize the other love that is all around me.
Love is not the light of one person alone. Love illuminates with many lights that shine with various degrees from different places. The union with a partner is a wonderful and desirable thing, but the severing of that union does not cut me off from light and put me into total darkness.
The world is a brighter place than I have realized at certain low times of my life. The light that I carry must be tended in order to keep me going on my way. There are always other lights that can make vision clearer. We never have to walk in complete darkness. Our life is never completely devoid of love as long we welcome the love that is there already.
Have you ever felt that you were completely unloved? What have you done in darker times to make your life better? Do you shine your light so that other lives can be brighter?