martes, 6 de mayo de 2008


True Love

We all want to be loved, with an unconditional, eternal, love. A love that goes beyond beauty or inteligence, or any other superficial reason. We want to be loved because "we are". We all have a tendency, to want to share our love with others.

This worry comes because we are really eternal, loving beings whose souls are overflowing with knwoledge and joy. And even we are now in a material body, our nature is divine, and we are always looking for that love which comes from the spiritual reign, where our real satisfaction lies.

But, there´s always something that seems to go wrong. Despite our constant search, we often feel dissapointed, founding that our love situation is just temporary. And even though, we try and try again, we persist to believe that our special person is there, somewhere. For any misterious reason, it seems to be that we are never in the right place, at the right time.

There are so many people who hasn´t felt truly loved ever. They don´t have an idea of what real love is about, though love is their highest hope. And it´s really that in everyday relationships, that love has acquired a very vague meaning, and sometimes it would mean control or need instead of what it really is. As an example, we sometimes reduce the notion of love to a simple fisical exchange, or trying to please someone. That is not love.

The problem comes when we try to find answers in the wrong places. We have forgotten the spiritual dimension of life. A society without a spiritual core, a nucleus, lacks of direction to make everything work. Love is the adhesive that bonds one to each other, and finally that guide us to relate to the divine personality of God.

It seems that we forget all of this. But deep inside us, even when we often see love avoiding us, we know that love is our natural right. It´s like if someone will show us something really tempting and delicious, but is out of our reach. We want it, we know is available, but we can´t grasp it. Then, we subtitute that for other things, hoping to find happiness, maybe through riches, prestige or power.

Most of us consider love as something that grows or diminishes according to circumstances. But genuine love is not linked to what we feel, and it doesn´t depend on outer circumstances. True love is divine, and cannot subsist without it´s origin: God.

If I give all I possess to the poor
and surrender my body to the flames,
but have not love, I gain nothing
(1 Corinthians 13: 1-7).

by Henry Leguizamo

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