Thursday, July 26, 2012

Accept the Experiences

"I read something yesterday that said that our goal here is not to do things perfectly, to get it right, or to not get hurt. Our goal is to become so strong, so rooted in our faith, so available for love that it doesn’t matter if we fall or get hurt because we accept every bit of it as an experience that was created uniquely for us; custom-built just for us in this moment in time. When we change, when we actually make the decision to change and make a new choice – life opens up."


I read that from an old post written back in January and it still speaks volumes to me. The thought of falling in love again is absolutely terrifying for me. Spending time this past week with someone who has been a part of my life for many years and feeling that little flutter again after all this time is so refreshing and eye-opening and hopeful.

I think there are some people in this world that our hearts will always pull toward.

And that scares me. How do you know what things to go after in life? What things are meant for you forever and what things are meant for you for a period of time, however long or short? What things are just far-fetched dreams and what things are within reach, waiting for you to embrace them and never let go?

While some of this is about love, some of it is just about life.

I know I have to make myself available to it. Even if I fall and get hurt again and again and again, it is about the experience that was created specifically and uniquely just for me. 

Life will open up. Love will open up.

You just have to let go, have faith. There are some situations we can look at and think, "I have no idea how this is going to work out." But if we want it, and it is right for us, and in harmony with the rest of our plan, it will happen.


Katie said...

I love this. So well written, and I very much agree with you... there are just some people our hearts will always be pulled toward...beautiful post.

Hilary said...

I agree - you just have to let go and go with it. It's better to have loved and lost than to never have loved at all :)

Vivian said...

Sometimes it's just about the right timing, maybe now it's the time to finally connect in way you didn't think before with that new person. Anyhow like I've heard before, even if it doesn't work out, "be HAPPY because it happened, not because it ended," for EVERYTHING teaches us a lesson for a better self :)

CALLIE said...

Perfectly written!! So excited for you :)

Alex said...

I don't know that there are any answers to those questions. I think you just go with what feels right. And if it ends up being wrong, that's ok. You learn. You move on. But if an opportunity feels good to you, go after it girl. Nothing is stopping you but yourself :)

Stephanie Galli said...

Aww, I love this. Good post!

Btw- saw your comment on KC&CO about moving to the Bay Area...I just moved to SF a year ago and love it. :-) So fun!


A Girl In Beta said...

Exactly what I needed to hear. All of it. So perfect.

Thank you.

Shayna said...

It's not easy or always fun but, you just have to have faith & believe that whatever the outcome, it was meant to be.

Kristen said...

so true, you just have to be open for it. life has a funny way of making things happen.