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LOVE AND LIFE LESSONS

LOVE IS PATIENT

There were times in my life where I’ve experienced myself in places that I “needed,” “yearned,” “wanted,” and “desired.” The state of lack is a space of emptiness and feels unfulfilled. The feeling of emptiness is a void inside and sensations of griping, disconnection, and longing. I’ve also experienced others pushing their way in, forcing themselves, bullying, manipulating situations, circumstance, and even, me. The state of lack can also show up as aggression to consume. This closes-up space and feelings of anxiety arise because it’s not safe.


LOVE IS KIND I have experienced myself in states of judgement, resentment, guilt, regret, shame. In the state of blame, I hurt myself. It’s restrictive, limiting, and blocks my abilities to move forward. I’ve also experienced judgments, resentments, guilt, regret, and shame cast upon me from others. From this perspective, blame is like little bombs thrown at parts of character, intention, and the capacity to love. Whether it’s self-inflicted or caught by fire, blame can obliterate parts of our goodness.

IT IS NOT SELF SEEKING At times, I’ve experienced myself in pursuit of another. It changes me and I’m no longer true to myself. This space becomes changeable, it often feels outside the self, and that experience feels distorted, confused, and lost. I’ve also experienced being chased by another. The state of authenticity changes when the space provided isn’t genuine. This strains potential and feelings of apprehension surface. This is where trust gets questioned.

LOVE KEEPS NO RECORD OF WRONGS BUT REJOICES IN THE TRUTH Love is a state of true, open availability within the self and with another. It is a space of flow and ease. You feel safe, connected, seen, embraced, and loved. Love does not push or chase. There are no expectations, assumptions, or changes of self. The heart opens naturally, and feelings of love, adoration, and connection emerge in a beautiful, genuine way. Love takes its time, there’s no emptiness, no pain, no questions. It’s steady, even flow, and authentic to your genuine nature. Love is alive, connected and fulfilling.

LOVE NEVER FAILS

~ Tiny Poet Quotes, Love & Life Lessons, 4.15.2023


Jennifer Circosta is our AFSI Blogger, Public Relations Assistant and Emotional Wellness Coach. She is the Owner of GENTLE TOUCH HEALING 💜 Healing through Compassion. She can be reached at: www.jennifersmusing.com.

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