DAY 567

in {and out} Week 6: Love

After a week listening to messages about love I have little to say. Many random facts about love come to my mind once and again but I don´t find them especially illuminating. In fact, most of them are pretty obvious and some a bit confusing or even paradoxical.

Love seems to be the ultimate human aspiration and as result, the ultimate market strategy, and this has created a whole tangle made of preconceived ideas and misconceptions that condition us both mentally and emotionally. We live according a social constructed idea of love that seems contradictory because cannot embrace what love really is.

Trying to live that lineal, pure, perfect (or simply false) version of love is just a deception that is not compatible with our human nature. Love is intrinsically linked to our own story and process and happens in tune with them and the only thing we can do is observing and experiencing it and learning what it has to teach us. Indeed, love is great master.

If we do that, we will see that love is all the things that philosophers, scientists, tradition, publicists and poets have told us… and much more, maybe because it is the most complex human sentiment.

 Love is fierce and bold and radiant and passionate. It is also tolerant and patient and generous and free. It is inevitable but can be cultivated. It´s infectious but cannot be forced. It´s endless but can be killed.  
It´s a mess but can be lived consciously. It is boundless but needs bonds. It is unconditional but occurs conditionally.

Love is deeply compassionate. 
It has to be consistently respectful and kind. It helps us to transcend ego but (if we don´t pay attention) can make us selfish or just a simply puppet.  It is healing force, in particular when we direct its light towards ourselves It´s pure chemistry, brain waves, energy and also a spiritual force.

The list goes on and on and on… love is all and nothing, it is real, but also a mystery and a miracle. It is impossible to define and difficult to interpret, it resists being confined in a simple phrase, being reduced to a single moment but this shouldn´t concern us very much,  because when the good, old, true love come to our lives we always recognize it.

This entry is part of a project I am developing with my friend Montse Gallardo. We´ll share a photo every week during 2015. Her photos will be always taken outside and my photos will be indoor shots only. We have created a Facebook page: In and Out. 52 weeks where you can see all the photos of the project.  

1 comment:

Donna@LivingFromHappiness said...

Zena this is so profound. I really enjoyed it and how you tackled this difficult subject...difficult because I agree it is hard to define. But I must say you did a beautiful job here.

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