Individually, we are one drop,
Together, we are an ocean. (Unknown)
We need each other. We are social beings and we are not meant to be alone.
Our heart has an amazing capacity. Without much effort at all, it refills-with love, compassion, and tenderness. If you don’t believe me, take notice the next time someone makes you angry. We don’t don’t stay angry forever.
Why do you think we try so hard to build walls and fortresses around our hearts?
We are afraid of being hurt, yet again.
I know. We desperately want to protect our hearts from pain.
But have you ever noticed how hard we have to work to build the protective walls and fortresses around the heart?
Have you ever thought about it?
It’s so easy to “say” that we will never love again, or no one will ever get that close again…but to maintain that stance actually is a lot of work.
Because, the heart returns to love as naturally as breathing.
Our heart fills to the brim and can’t help but overflow -we need to give AND receive love.
That is why the lack of love is so painful, why we search for others willing to accept the love we have to offer and are disappointed when we feel rejected.
Humans need to give and be given:
companionship–sharing fun and laughter, play, adventure and everyday life
help -someone to have our back
Individually, we are a drop but together we are an ocean. Drop by drop, the ocean of love in our hearts streams outward without ever draining itself completely dry. The heart is constantly refilling.
And honestly, isn’t it worth the risk?
I’m not convinced we could stop if we tried. I think, the heart will always seek other hearts to accept its spillage. In fact, I’m pretty sure of it.
Go ahead, let drops begin to trickle outward…until the flow becomes a stream and together we produce an ocean of love.
Someone is thirsty for the compassion you have to give. And a hug is a great place to start (just in case, you need a little help to get going!) 🙂
Cee’s Black and White Challenge: Water From A Drop To An Ocean
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Dee you have some wonderful water photos. All so very different and cool. 🙂
Living near the water has some benefits. I am fascinated by water stills. Your fountain photo makes me hungry to learn more and buy a better camera. Baby steps for now though. I am enjoying being challenged by all the creative photographers.