John lennon once said ” Love is all you need ”
He also said it a couple of times live. Also, in the 1970’s Todd Rundgren wrote this hopeful song about the power of love for his band Utopia, which released it on their 1977 album. When Rundgren wrote this he was searching for answers that we have and he had concluded that the answer to everything is indeed love.
I also ended up meeting a beautiful human being who believed in the same concept. LOVE. I thought about this for a while, long and hard. Love could be our answer to life’s adversities but the world will not always share that sentiment.
As much I want to believe that love conquers all, as I look around me today, it’s very hard me to fully believe that. I truly believe that a bullet has more power in most places than love.
Love isn’t enough especially in relationships. I once read that love is the perfect gift because it takes seconds to display and lasts a lifetime.
The best gift to someone else is the gift which matches exactly what they need. If one needs answers, love isn’t it. If one needs health, love doesn’t cut it. If one needs time, love takes away even more of it. If one needs freedom, love will make their captivity easier to bear, and freedom farther still. If one needs a future, love will infuse it with such a disillusion that when it arrives the past suddenly appears idyllic. And not everyone can perceive love in several seconds. If only my boss could, things would be amazing at work.
Love also never ended any wars, but love started many. Peace is a concept we misuse a lot. When we assume peace as a mission we are merely building bigger armies and more evil guns. Peace has nothing to do with love. I’m at peace with most people but that does not mean that I love them or have any notion of love towards them.
What I think comes before love is wisdom, empathy, compassion and sympathy. It is easier and far more simpler. Love is pretty hard stuff, it doesn’t mean we don’t have to work on it .
I’ll probably be misread but I’m not against love and I do believe that love is a very strong and important human emotion BUT it isn’t the answer. And the sooner we all know this, the better off we’ll be. Keep working towards more love, as love is a beautiful emotion to experience.
As always, sending you wisdom, compassion and love too.