Friday, September 27, 2013

5 minutes: true

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True love never makes itself known in the beginning.  It creeps in on those nights when you want to give up, when you want to walk away.  It creeps in when you are most afraid, most angry, most hurt ... and it is what makes you stay and work it out to make it a love that lasts.  True love is in the giving more, in the taking less, in the tears, and in the sacrifices.  True love is when you look at that person and realize that no matter what has been said, or what has happened, you have found love.  True love ... as we were first loved.

True courage never comes with a cape or an arm band.  It never shows in a face at first glance.  It creeps in on those nights when you want to give up, when you want to walk away.  It creeps in when you are most afraid, most angry, most hurt ... and it is what makes you stay and work it out with a courage that comes from a place inside you that you never knew existed.  Like your inner Amazon breaks free from the closet that you've kept her locked in your whole life.  True courage comes with the faith that it takes to step out on the water when you can't see the beach.  True courage is in the giving more, in the taking less, in the tears, and in the sacrifices.  True courage is when you look at a situation and realize that no matter what has been said, or what has happened, you will find the courage and faith to withstand it within you.

True forgiveness never comes with an expectation to be forgiven in return.  It never expects ... it only accepts.  It creeps in on those nights when you want to give up, when you want to walk away.  It creeps in when you are most afraid, most angry, most hurt ... and it is what makes you stay and work it out with a forgiveness that comes from above, from a place where we realize that we too have been forgiven.  True forgiveness is in the giving more, in the taking less, in the tears, and in the sacrifices.  True forgiveness is when you look at your hurt and your pain and you realize that no matter what has been said, or what has happened, you will find the forgiveness to give within you.

True ... my truth is [here]

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4 comments:

  1. Very nicely said. How easy it is to forget what is true and what is show sometimes!

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  2. Love. I love that line, "true courage comes with the faith that it takes to step out on the water when you can't see the beach." Yes. It does. Thank you for a beautiful post. Here from FMF. http://maryhess.com/five-minute-friday-true/

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  3. And yet there are times when one must simply walk away, for their own safety.

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    1. River, it is hard to walk away from an illness, such as cancer or MS. Hard sometimes to walk away from a natural disaster, such as a tornado, hurricane, or wildfire. Harder still to sometimes turn away from family ... but more likely than not, we will walk away from them for our own safety and sanity.

      True love isn't just what we feel for a significant other, and sometimes the fear, hurt and anger aren't because of something someone else has done, but simply because of how life sometimes hits us right between the eyes. We find ourselves out of work, sick, nearly homeless and we become afraid, desperate, and depressed. Sometimes the person we want most to walk away from is ourselves, and when we find that true love for ourselves, only then can we begin to heal.

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