I read a quote the other day from the wonderful book The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho. “When we love, we always strive to become better than we are. When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too.” It got me thinking, if that’s true, then love really does change everything, then when we fall in love we get transformed by its power and in turn by the power we grow into.
I’ve heard a lot of people talk about how they tried to become better for the person they love and I’ve heard people also wonder if who they are when they’re in love is indeed their true self. I believe our only true self is our self in love. When we allow ourselves to love, to give our love to the world, to be loved, we put fear aside and we shine our true self in the world. Sometimes we talk about how a person has changed us, but it’s really not the person, it’s the love, the love we have for them and the love they have for us. We see ourselves through their eyes and we feel transformed by the love as if someone poured a magic potion on us and all the spells, all the broken parts came together. We are no longer the sum of all our parts, but one part beautifully merged together, functioning perfectly.
If you look at yourself, how has love transformed you, how have you become a better person just by loving and being loved, how did the world around you become better just because you have become a better person? How do you shine brighter every day and see the light in everyone around you? How has love changed your perspective?