Monday, March 26, 2012

I believe... Love Is


"I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge. That myth is more potent than history. That dreams are more powerful than facts. That hope always triumphs over experience. That laughter is the only cure for grief. And I believe that love is stronger than death."  Robert Fulghum

I am writing the courseware for Writing Your Heart Out. A Simple Guide to Falling in Love in 21 Poems
On lesson 12, I am finding myself growing with each exploration of the lessons I am creating to guide others into the power I have found in writing a poem a day to my beloved since Valentine's Day.

When I read Robert Fulghum's quote this morning, it struck me how powerful that simple statement, "I believe" is. How in its all encompassing statement of our truth, it speaks volumes about who we are, what we see, and what we know to be true in the world.

It is one of the exercises in my course -- To understand know what Love is, you must examine your beliefs about Love.

As I worked on the courseware, I asked myself -- what do I believe about Love.

The answer was simple.  Like Robert Fulghum, I believe love is stronger than death. I believe we come into this world on an act of love, love is all we can leave behind and love is all we can carry with us for it is love that carries us over the threshold of life and death.

Love is all around. There is no separation between where Love begins, I end. There is no separation between where Love is because

Love is. Everywhere. Everything. It infuses all, washing over pain and grief and sorrow. In Love, there is room for hatred. In Love, there is room for sorrow to pass through. In Love, shame erodes confidence, but it cannot destroy Love. In Love, beauty rests.

It has been interesting writing about Love. I'm loving it!

What about you? What are your beliefs about Love? 

What do you believe is true for you?

9 comments:

S. Etole said...

I'll have to ponder your questions a bit. I am reminded of the Song of Solomon to some degree.

Nikky44 said...

I read your post Louise with a Big smile. I wrote last week a post about Love, and what is love for me. I kept it in my draft and only showed it to one of my friends. Since that day she is asking me when will you post it, and I just postpone for some reason. I might post it tonight :)

Louise Gallagher said...

Pondering is an active verb Susan. It's a great way to be! :) Hugs

Louise Gallagher said...

I hope you do Nikky. I just wrote, Love is Courageous.

You are courageous.

Lisa W. Rosenberg said...

Hi Louise. I think love is trancendent: it overrides exhaustion, frustration, tedious chores and car repairs that just won't take. Love gets you through all those things. Hold the hand of one you love, give a hug, and you'll make it!

Fi said...

I believe true and deep love can heal or fix anything

After all - love makes the world go round!

Louise Gallagher said...

So true Fi! It does.

So.... if it turns enough will you and I eventually meet in the middle :) Wouldn't that be fun!

Louise Gallagher said...

What a beautiful way to put it Lisa -- and true.

Lovely! thank you.

Anonymous said...

very beautiful, true and straight from heart words about love.

love is almost everything we have, is not it?

sharmishtha