Love and the concept of. We toss around the word love, and sometimes I wonder if we truly realize the magnitude, yet utter simplicity of the word.
It frustrates me endlessly to be somehow eluded from the truest acceptance and feelings of this four letter word. Words are only words, it’s the feelings we put into a word that creates a wave of immeasurable energetic force.
What feelings have we infused into the word love, and what meanings have countless souls attempted to place on this monumental word? These questions have the capacity to be pondered for many moons. Even to scrape the surface of this quandary is to pull away the illusions of time.
Sitting here diving into the depths of my understandings, I begin to search, like a boy lost in the forest, yearning to reunite with his mother. Each tree that surrounds and seemingly reaches out to me contain the simplistic love that I try so hard to embrace, to accept, to be.
I ask myself over and over again, how can a force all encompassing as love, be so extremely hard to accept and deeply infuse into this being that I am. The knowledge contained on this subject is as vast as a canyon, and deep as the farthest reaches of the ocean. With all this knowledge, much which I have absorbed over my life times, and still, the simple deep seated feeling of love, continues to elude me.
The funny thing about all this/ is/ I do know love. It’s so simple, yet my silly little mind conjures up a giant bag of tricks, all the smoke and mirrors you can imagine, and with them they fog my lens and disturb the tranquil pool of understanding and acceptance that I know lies somewhere beneath the surface.
I have to constantly remind myself - love is all around me. It is this invisible force that infuses each and every cell of life.-
I suppose this is a big gripe in life for me. I ponder the difficulties of embracing such a simple yet unfathomable force of life. All the trials and tribulations of life, often pose such a threat/ to the remembrance/ of the soft breath of love/ which caresses each and every one of us/ with unending blessings.
Yet, when life bombards us with the daily upheavals of surviving, of keeping heads above water as we are tossed and tumbled in the collective calamities of everyday living, this is when we lose our connections.
I have to dig deep within myself to revive the beat of my heart, and remember the rhythms of love never die. It truly is, a wild ride, filled with intensity, mundanity, and everything in between.
But I do remember, and this is what’s most important. Love does exist, it lives and breathes within all of us. It envelops the entirety of existence and beyond. I find love in the littlest things; my son’s laugh as he entertains himself in a seemingly quiet corner. It’s the moment my child informs me that I am his best friend in the whole wide world. It lies within the snow, uplifted from the ground and dancing, sparkling in the morning rays of the glorious sun.
As I recall these memorable moments, the vibrancy of love, ignites my emotions, and stirs the tears of joy that lay on the edges of my eyes. And this, this is what blows my mind. How can such a beautiful beat of life be lost in the hum drum of ordinary everyday living?
I believe the solution is simple, ordinary needs to be transformed from its mundane existence, into the ever changing extraordinary. If we dare ourselves, we can, and will change the fog into the light of an exceptional new day.
Each and every moment has the opportunity to express to us, the force of love. The energy of the moment has endless possibilities. Our imaginations can guide us into an extraordinary life. With determination we can come to realize the undying love contained within each moment.
When I feel life bubbling with beauty, I breathe it in deep, and even though I must exhale, I know that within that breath I am absorbing the magic which is infused in each and every molecule of life. With this energetic boost I ignite the remembrance that love is as simple as a breath. The simplicity of love- is simply - the breath of life.
Nothing is separate from love. Love enraptures the entirety of the Universe. Its an endless web that intersects with each living thing and connects it all to the whole. We are all one.
As my breath rolls through me, I do my very best to know that the rhythm of my soul, is the rhythm of the Earth, and of the Universe. As you exhale the air from your lungs, I begin to inhale, and within this circle we become- unified- into one beautiful, living being.
Imagine the air as a strand of endless love. The trees emanate their love as the wind picks up and carries the sweet smell of the fruit bearing tree. In turn the strand moves forward and rolls into our nostrils, suddenly igniting our senses and connecting us with one of the many children of Earth. The strand continues on and you exhale, the air dances forth in a magical current that surges through all existence. The air rises higher and higher, and with it the moisture begins to fill the cloudy sky, it builds and builds, until suddenly it happens, RAIN. The strand extends itself further still. Blankets of wetness gently fall from the sky and moisten the surface of the Earth. And the circle continues on. A wondrous strand of life. And this, this is LOVE.
I can go on forever. Once I jump into the flow of life, it lifts me up and carries me on its wings, and welcomes me to the heaven that transforms everyday ordinary, into the miraculous extraordinary.
The force of love is surging through us all. All we need to do is open our eyes to something as simple as, a breath, and with it we realize that love is that which animates and connects us all.
Breathe deeply and remember, remember that love is life. Live your life as though you are walking an endless web. This web has unlimited potential and the directions you can take are none but your own. Each step you take is a new adventure, inviting you deeper into a magical place, where only you hold the key to how far you allow your imagination to expand.
The challenge of life and the acceptance of love within our lives can be likened to the endless wave. The rhythms of the ocean are in a constant flux. For us, the true magic lies within our awareness of all that is. We are all born surfers, children of the sea. And with this gift we are given the capacity to ride any wave in our path. The choice for us, is to catch this wave, and discover how high we are willing to fly. Once you tap into the power of the wave, the next gift is to recognize the beauty that runs through each and every droplet of water consisted within the one grand ocean.
When we open the door to the knowing of Love, suddenly we remember that contained within one drop of ocean, lays the beauty and vastness of the one endless ocean, connecting us all- LOVE.
Love to All in One,
~ Jimmy Page~
Thank you to all those who inspire me to remember.