First published Sept 18, 2014
Aya (a new voice)
I believe in the redemptive power of love. It is the prism through which everything passes. It is the path along which the most important lessons are learned. Love turns you inward; directs you to where the most important answers are.
When two people make a commitment to each other in love, that commitment is as much to themselves as to each other. It is a promise to grow and change; to bend to fit with an open heart; to see clearly both the good and bad in oneself; to continually reevaluate beliefs; to rethink behaviors and view them from different perspectives; to see the world through another’s eyes.
To love is to commit to working on everything that prevents us from becoming our best self. We commit to knowing our own true self, and when we have discovered it, all things become clear. The result is true intimacy — with ourselves, with each other, with the universe.
In loving fully, we make ourselves whole.
[more from Aya later]