Love was one of those feelings I heard about in songs. I believed that love was out of my reach not knowing that I had it the whole time. I had this idea that love was only relevant when two people came together.
II. Where does your belief about love originate from? What/who has influenced your definition of love?
I don’t recall my belief about love originating from anywhere outside of self. It just was never something I was consciously thinking about and defining for myself. I guess I could say I had an idea of what it should be, based on the many bad examples of what it shouldn’t. I knew I no longer wanted to feel or have anyone else feel the way that I did. I always felt the lack of love that I needed but I didn’t know how to step up from there.
Remaining open to all possibilities has influenced my new take on what defines love for me. The experiences in my life forced me so low that I had no choice but to say enough and take charge. From here on out I wanted to be the only one in charge of loving me first and foremost. Ultimately, I found the origin of my love by affirming who I am to myself so that I could appreciate the love that I have.