Learning to Love

By Isabel Galiardo

I must admit that I have always been interested in love. Actually I am convinced that it is the true purpose of our existence.  In our life we go through all sorts of vicissitudes and challenges, ups and downs, crises and ecstasies that allow us to explore love in its most diverse manifestations. The various experiences we go through provide us with the different scenarios in which to learn about love.

I have suffered from a lack of love and betrayal of love. I have experienced insufficient love, castrating love, dependent love, and unconditional love; love in its most diverse manifestations. The pain that it has caused me and the joy that has brought into my life have led me to search within myself and learn about my capacity to love.

Couple disagreements, lack of self-love, and the powerful love for my children have widened my heart and made it more permeable. Love has taught me, it has inspired me, it has hurt me and it has guided me. 

Every conflict and every disappointment has allowed me to know more about my wounds, my insecurities and the lack of self love. Every encounter, and especially every disagreement, have led me to a deeper knowledge of who I am.

Thanks to our relationships we learn to love more and better, expanding our capacity to give and receive, widening our limits and conquering our demons. When we love we become vulnerable, we find ourselves exposed and that makes it possible for LIFE to penetrate us and teach us. Love chisels us, polishes us and purifies us.

As the poet Gibran says:

For even as love crowns you so shall he crucify you.
Even as he is for your growth so is he for your pruning.
Even as he ascends to your height and caresses your tenderest branches that quiver in the sun, so shall he descend to your roots and shake them in their clinging to the earth.

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