Does Love Really Change Everything?

BrittoHeartI read a quote the other day from the wonderful book The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho. “When we love, we always strive to become better than we are. When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too.” It got me thinking, if that’s true, then love really does change everything, then when we fall in love we get transformed by its power and in turn by the power we grow into.

I’ve heard a lot of people talk about how they tried to become better for the person they love and I’ve heard people also wonder if who they are when they’re in love is indeed their true self. I believe our only true self is our self in love. When we allow ourselves to love, to give our love to the world, to be loved, we put fear aside and we shine our true self in the world. Sometimes we talk about how a person has changed us, but it’s really not the person, it’s the love, the love we have for them and the love they have for us. We see ourselves through their eyes and we feel transformed by the love as if someone poured a magic potion on us and all the spells, all the broken parts came together. We are no longer the sum of all our parts, but one part beautifully merged together, functioning perfectly.

If you look at yourself, how has love transformed you, how have you become a better person just by loving and being loved, how did the world around you become better just because you have become a better person? How do you shine brighter every day and see the light in everyone around you? How has love changed your perspective?

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5 responses to “Does Love Really Change Everything?

  1. 1 Corinthians 13. And now I will show you the most excellent way. If I speak in the tongues of men and angels, but have not love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophesy and can fathom all mysteries and knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. If I give all I possess to the poor and surrender my body to the flames, but have not love, I gain nothing.
    Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
    Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away. For we know in part and we prophesy in part, but when perfection comes, the imperfect disappears. When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put childish ways behind me. Now we see but a poor reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.
    And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.

    This is the epitome of Love. “God is Love.”

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