True Love (Innocence Lost?) (revised 2/18/13)

I am awe-struck by Bob Marley’s idealistic words that follow, expressing his feelings on true love…I embrace his vision and echo his romantic sentiment completely. Unfortunately my past judgement was faulty and what I believed to be true love with my “soul mate” turned out to be a figment of my imagination…remnants of a shattered dream, an all-encompassing, strategically constructed illusion borne from a naiively naked heart. My vulnerable, unsuspecting, foolish heart was brutally victimized by a hungry wolf; I was mesmerized, captivated by a poseur draped in sheepskin. If it seems too good to be true, stay vigilant and hold on tightly to your innocence, to your precious heart; for when the planets are aligned, the soulmate will appear, and all that is you, and all that you are, will be revealed.
In the meantime, be the change you wish to see, live and teach by example of kindness and compassion; Love everyone, but trust only in yourself, as you eternally bask in the warm glow of spiritual self-love.

© Lisa Pearlman

Ideally, “only once in your life” will you experience true love, as described in the revealing words of Bob Marley:

“Only once in your life, I truly believe, you find someone who can completely turn your world around. You tell them things that you’ve never shared with another soul and they absorb everything you say and actually want to hear more. You share hopes for the future, dreams that will never come true, goals that were never achieved and the many disappointments life has thrown at you. When something wonderful happens, you can’t wait to tell them about it, knowing they will share in your excitement. They are not embarrassed to cry with you when you are hurting or laugh with you when you make a fool of yourself. Never do they hurt your feelings or make you feel like you are not good enough, but rather they build you up and show you the things about yourself that make you special and even beautiful. There is never any pressure, jealousy or competition but only a quiet calmness when they are around. You can be yourself and not worry about what they will think of you because they love you for who you are. The things that seem insignificant to most people such as a note, song or walk become invaluable treasures kept safe in your heart to cherish forever. Memories of your childhood come back and are so clear and vivid it’s like being young again. Colours seem brighter and more brilliant. Laughter seems part of daily life where before it was infrequent or didn’t exist at all. A phone call or two during the day helps to get you through a long day’s work and always brings a smile to your face. In their presence, there’s no need for continuous conversation, but you find you’re quite content in just having them nearby. Things that never interested you before become fascinating because you know they are important to this person who is so special to you. You think of this person on every occasion and in everything you do. Simple things bring them to mind like a pale blue sky, gentle wind or even a storm cloud on the horizon. You open your heart knowing that there’s a chance it may be broken one day and in opening your heart, you experience a love and joy that you never dreamed possible. You find that being vulnerable is the only way to allow your heart to feel true pleasure that’s so real it scares you. You find strength in knowing you have a true friend and possibly a soul mate who will remain loyal to the end. Life seems completely different, exciting and worthwhile. Your only hope and security is in knowing that they are a part of your life.” ~ BOB MARLEY

ONE LOVE!

20130218-055120.jpg Design by Cedella Marley

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About Lisa Pearlman

I am a Writer - iphoneographer - Social Media Artist - Content Creator/Curator (Freelancer) I have a B.A. in Psychology and Sociology from UMASS-Amherst. My past employment was primarily in human services, having worked as a counselor/case manager in both a residential mental health setting as well as in correctional facilities. My passions include Love, Peace, Writing, Reading, iphoneography, Animal Rights, Human Rights, Spirituality, Meditation, Music, HipHop, Internet Radio & blogging. I believe LOVE has the power to heal all suffering. I am forever a work in progress.
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