As I close my eyes and drift away to a land where there is love, health, peace, and blessings. I wanted to take the time to think and reflect.
I think that everything, if not most things in life can be resembled to cycles - such as the cycle of life. Including humans, animals, plants, life and death. Within each cycles contain many elements such as the cycle of life, pertaining to humans. With the many factors that affect our lives such as: family, children, friendships, careers, volunteerism, education, work / life, violences, traumas, health, physical and psychological well-being, are to name a few. Within each of the factors are more cycles. Whilst the main structure of the life cycle stays the same, such as life and death. What happens with the factors that affect our life are always subject to improvement / change. For instance: if we have encountered violence, abusive relations, or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), living as survivors, or war veterans, we should strive to work through these emotional states. So that cycles that are harmful to the self, don't repeat themselves.
There are also cycles that are related to other emotions such as love. Which are integral to how we build relations with ourselves, and also with others. In many cultures love is not discussed openly. There are invisible boundaries, and norms that one is expected to conform to. However, love is foundational and pivotal to how we accept our self, and build relations with others. Of course the creating of relations is interrupted when human encounter hurt. We as humans want to protect the self from getting hurt again. Whilst this is done for protective reasons, as humans we have to strive to continuously open the self. The heart. Even if we have been wounded, from relations or war. We experience love through the interactions, and encounters with others. Sometimes this means doing some internal work, so that we are better informed, for the purposes fo preventing harmful cycles from repeating. But sometimes regardless of the amount of internal work - things happen. This is why we are called human. As we play the roles we are given through life, sometimes we are also called to play the role of a human being. The irony is that many have forgotten what it is to simply be human.
My thoughts to share with love & Kindness! :)
Notes: These thoughts were originally hand-written on February 5th, 2019. For more related reading on the topic of love, please type love in the search box on this webpage, many previous writings will appear. Image 1 - Web Link Image 2 - Web Link