I've Looked At Love That Way
Updated: May 8
I have been thinking about love and how faceted it is. How, up until now, I've only known it in all the human ways but never transcended through it thoroughly enough to truly live in it and experience it as it filters from God into my soul and into my physical being. I have given much love away in the form of compassion, friendship, motherhood, marriage and more but now I've Awakened into the knowledge that what I have known as love has even deeper meaning and significance. I want to know what that deeper meaning and significance are. I told my guides (aka. Guardian Angels) and God as much this morning - a little while later, this song from Joni Mitchell pops up on my Facebook newsfeed (see lyrics below). It would seem they heard me and acknowledged me.
Eight years ago , I wanted to know the meaning of the Apostle Paul's statement of, "I have learned to be content in everything." It took a good cycle of lessons and hard soul work but I think I get it now. I have learned to be content. This new quest to understand love is my new adventure. I wonder where it will take me... Moons and Junes and Ferris wheels The dizzy dancing way that you feel As every fairy tale comes real I've looked at love that way But now it's just another show You leave 'em laughing when you go And if you care, don't let them know Don't give yourself away I've looked at love from both sides now From give and take, and still somehow It's love's illusions I recall I really don't know love at all Tears and fears and feeling proud To say "I love you" right out loud Dreams and schemes and circus crowds I've looked at life that way Oh, but now old friends they're acting strange They shake their heads, and they tell me I've changed Well something's lost, but something's gained In living every day I've looked at life from both sides now From win and lose and still somehow It's life's illusions I recall I really don't know love at all ~Joni Mitchell, Both Sides Now (excerpt)
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