October 16, 2020
If you’re waiting for love, you’re not going to get very far unless… heart over mind, life will chew you up if you’re just going to hang around waiting for the miracle of love. Is waiting, what is already hidden in plain site inside you, counterproductive? Many are a prisoner of themselves, be it self criticism, lack of optimism, focusing on the negatives of the past, and just
letting go of the negatives which put you behind bars.
Looking for love is almost a sisyphean undertaking. From the ancient Greek of Homer’s Iliad, Sisyphus was sentenced to endless torture, and he has been portrayed as trying to push a huge rock up a mountain only to get near the top where he always slips back never able to reach the top. Like love, a toll can be taken by letting you down. Catching love can be like chasing a rainbow or trying to catch a housefly with your hand, or like short-order cooks slinging hash in a diner. Know you’ve already got it, six to eight inches below your chin.
I’m not surprised some people are ready to chuck the whole chasing love thing and spend their energies thinking about something more pleasant, like hockey fights. Like with anything in search of, one must stay the course. Looking for love can take its toll. Mixed love sometimes needs a holiday. Real deep love though is a holiday that never ends. Missing the mark of real love and wanting it but not opening your heart in the search is like needing hip boots and a machete as you’re wading your way through the barrier you’ve created while settling on love’s substitutes.