I believe in love

I believe in love
August 8, 2014 Alison Faulkner

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Took a break from the parties today. Taking a break from most things today. I’m in a bit of blah, and writing always makes me feel better. So here we go:

It’s hard, when your head never stops humming, buzzing, or chattering, when it feels like it never stops to take a breath, or rest, or pause, to remember to think beyond yourself.

It’s hard, when you can scroll through your phone all day, looking at other people’s lives, read their thoughts, see their moments, and process them, to remember that they are actual people. Not just characters in some story.

It’s hard not to be selfish, self-involved and vain, because I actually believe that in order to put good into the world, you need to feel good about yourself. And feeling good about yourself does involve thinking about what you need, what you like, what makes you feel content.

But I just have to be so careful not to cross the line, tip the scale, fall into the trap. The trap of being so concerned about ME, and what’s going on with ME, that I forget to look outside myself and see what’s going on with THEM. Whoever they are.

And then I remember something I realized years ago.

Love. Love. Love.

I believe in it so much more with every passing day that when I stop to think about it, really, really think about it—everything else seems trivial, and at the same time huge.

Because if I love you, your problems are real, they are huge to me because your needs are huge to me. And if I love myself, my tiny problems are trivial, trivial compared to what I’m capable of if I just let go and love.

Love is so infinite, so limitless, so powerful. It heals and it expands.

Love creates all things good and mitigates all things bad.

So when I feel powerless, broken, or just plain crazy, I like to think if I just keep loving, with all my might, the pieces will start moving themselves back together—like a giant magnetic puzzle.

And then it will be ok. It’s all going to be ok, because I believe in love.

13 Comments

  1. Faith 3 years ago

    I LOVE this. So true. And it’s also good to know that my brain isn’t then only one that function that way. You are amazing and you have this infectious positivity flowing out of you, and no one can take that away. Thanks for sharing your life! 🙂

  2. Angie Graves 3 years ago

    I believe in LOVE too. I so relate to this. I wish you peace, joy, harmony and LOVE today. 🙂

  3. Josie 3 years ago

    you’re amazing. amazing, amazing. and in our busy mommy lives and everything in between, one day let’s go to a dance class and let it all out. love you!

  4. Jill 3 years ago

    This is why I love the phrase God Is Love.
    It calms me down and helps everything seem clear again. 🙂 Thanks for your words.

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      Alison Faulkner 3 years ago

      Yes! Exactly. It’s so easy to think other things matter more, but they just don’t! thank you!

  5. Michelle 3 years ago

    Yes! I believe this too. In all circumstances we can either choose love or fear. If we could all just get this, really get this, our world would be healed. Thanks for sharing this today, wishing you love & light xoxo

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      Alison Faulkner 3 years ago

      I love that insight! thank you so much!

  6. kaela 3 years ago

    Thanks for sharing. I feel very encouraged by this and it was much needed! xx

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      Alison Faulkner 3 years ago

      thank YOU for commenting! so much love!

  7. Marie Antoinette 3 years ago

    Alison. You hit the nail on the head EVERY TIME you post things from the heart. I mean seriously, you may not know it, but you are helping so many women. YOU are helping ME. With your how to be awesome series and with this very post. My husband is leaving for navy bootcamp next month for 2 months and then for 6-9 months (we’ve never been apart for longer than a week, and now we have a toddler) and I find myself not being able to concentrate in my own head and I can’t even get my mind to calm down and really feel something about it. All the while I’m in this funk unknowingly giving off negative energy and driving my husband to the brink of insanity. I just want to say thank you for posting things like this, because it not only helps you, but it helps other people too.

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      Alison Faulkner 3 years ago

      aw thank you so so so much for your response! I really appreciate it! AND I just respect, admire and appreciate you Navy and Army mamas out there, with all my heart! I always say it’s something I could not do, but I don’t think that means it’s something anyone else CAN do, just something you’re brave and selfless enough to do! So bless you both!

  8. Hannah Teej 3 years ago

    I love the way that you write what’s on your mind. It always resonates with me.

    Hannah

  9. Victoria 3 years ago

    Thank you for reminding me of how important it is to take myself out of the equation.

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