I love beyond fear.
I love with the fullness of my being.
I love with a complete commitment to loving.
I love without expectation, comparison, or attachment.
I love with surrender, vulnerability and daring.
I love for the sake of loving.
I love in the present.
To love with only half of one’s heart is an incomplete act. Refraining from complete surrender is usually meant to protect one’s emotions and sense of self from some sort of possible threat. It is much like sending only half of one’s army to battle, leaving the other half to defend the kingdom. It may make sense to those whose only goal is to protect the empire but to those who wish to win the battle, all must be committed to the cause. To love is to risk pain, perhaps even in the most melodramatic sense, ruin. Yet to love and be loved is the very ache every heart longs to fulfill. Every soul desires that the arrow of love pierce and impale itself in our hearts. We want to win the battle most of all but to have complete love we must commit our hearts to giving love completely, in spite of its risks and in favor of its infinite rewards. Yes, love hurts but there is no more sweeter wound than that which befalls the soldier on the battlefield of love. There is no cause more worthy of our commitment. And there is no greater victory than conquering fear and living in the spoils of true love.