It’s like a weight. All that love you have in your heart that you yearn to give to someone special: sometimes it feels like it weighs you down. What’s worse is that it shouldn’t feel that way; it should be uplifting and liberating. Failed relationships and broken promises coupled with the fact that almost everyone around you is getting married is starting to play on your mind. You need someone, and you need someone now.
Do you, though? Have you taken a long hard look at yourself and tried to see why you’re still the one holding onto all this affection, instead of passing it on to someone else? Most people jump from relationship to relationship without taking time to take stock. As a result, you find yourself going through the same cycles. And you know what they say about doing the same thing repeatedly while expecting different results…
Pick up the pieces
Time to heal is just as important as time in a relationship, maybe even more so. This is where you attend to what you have been doing wrong, where you mature and grow. This is also where you establish what all your failed loves had done to contribute to the demise of what you held so dear. It helps you establish what you should look for and what you deserve, and builds the strength and the will to not compromise.
Another advantage on focusing on yourself is that you realise there is so much more to your being that being someone’s plus one. Your family, friends, career, hobbies, dreams… All these deserve your attention. These will ultimately give you immeasurable amounts of joy, because they are situations where you are in control and in pursuit of what makes you happy. These will give you a sense of fulfilment, elation and most importantly, love. Love of other people and love of yourself, love that never destroys but always builds.
Light attracts light
Once you are comfortable in your own skin, it will show. You’ll become someone people want to be around, because you exude confidence and are fun to be around. Then something brilliant will happen: you’ll attract the right kind of person. Strong-willed, self-sufficient people are always drawn to each other. And it is known that the best wholes are made of two strong halves.
So why haven’t you found what you are looking for? It is purely because you are looking. You overlook flaws that should put you off because you are blinded by this desire to be loved and to love. Stop actively seeking what you need and live in the moment. Enjoy each moment, live every day to become a better version of yourself, and watch as your match affixes himself or herself in your life.
As a wise sage once said, 'Flowers don’t look for bees. They bloom, and then the bees come to them.'
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