One day, someone sparked a light within you by simply being there. With a look and an embrace you never saw coming, time stopped for you both–everyone and everything else forgotten in the half-minute it took to let go and get your feet back on the ground again. At that moment, you just knew you will never be the same person you were moments before impact. You would give your trust-wrapped heart on a silver platter and hope it will be enough.
Trust is such a fragile thing. I know now why I bother. Why I put my heart out on the line even when the probability of hurt is non-negotiable. Because I have decided to be true to myself, to submit to the ebb and flow of life and trust that wherever it will lead me, I will be okay. Because the only way to live fully is to love unconditionally–yourself and another. This love means taking the risk to open yourself up to immense joy and equally immense suffering. But if you take that risk, it also means taking the opportunity to grow and learn how to be true and vulnerable with someone. You’ll venture from the safety of the shore–finally, and embark on an exciting, extraordinary journey to find out how deep you can go together. You’ll find out there are no limits to how high you can soar.
And now you understand better. You know that timing is everything, despite reading the opposite. Love and trust require time to grow, and if you tend to it just right, give it all the space it needs while learning to let go of all expectations, you will be rewarded. Even in separation. It will be the pièce de résistance in your life’s garden.
Trust is a delicate dance between two souls who finally decide to love despite all odds. 💗