-Daphne Rae, Love Until It Hurts
Why is there pain in loving?
Why do we need to accept the fact that when we love someone or something it entails sacrifice and heartaches? These are the many questions that preoccupy my mind when I think of and reflect upon love as a significant aspect of my life. Plato is right in saying that at the touch of love everyone becomes a poet, but for me we need also to admit into our existence the fact that to be hurt is an inevitable reality when we love sincerely and candidly. We cannot discover true love unless we recognize and embrace pain in loving. Hence, it takes courage to love.
When love hurts it is not an indicator for us to give up. It is just a purifying fire that helps us to understand that love is not cheap. So, we persist in loving sincerely and candidly because we believe that it is something immense and noteworthy. But, we cannot deny the fact thatit hurts. It is really not so easy to love. It requires something to give up and sacrifice in order to learn from its wisdom and to be sway by its impact. If I will look upon my experiences about love, I could say, there are a lot of times that I got hurt in loving honestly. I asked myself, why love sometimes unfair? Every day I struggle in order to be true in loving, but it’s not enough. It went into the point that I became fool for the sake of love, but it does not suffice still. As a result, I give up in loving. It does not anymore ring into my sanity and perception that love is something pleasing and awe-inspiring. Hence, I became afraid when love hurts my heart.
Suddenly, as I search for a reason about the reality of pain in loving, my mind was captivated with a quote coming from William Shakespeare which says; the courses of true love never did run smooth. In this insight I realized that true love begins in accepting its pains courageously. There’s no easy and instant way in loving; every person who abide on it experience first to be brokenhearted. Indeed, loving is the same in living. In order to live happily and fulfilled there’s a need to appreciate struggles and sufferings. Love is always a product of our perseverance and persistence. Thus, when loving seems so tough and hurting, quitting must not be the immediate reaction. Just like what I did into my life, after realizing the fact that love resides in every pain, I welcome pain and I continue to love sincerely though it hurts. The more I continue to love despite the pain that I endure in loving, the more I experience that I am being loved. Its sounds bitter, but that’s what love is all about. Quitters will never apprehend true love in its tragic sense. Henceforth, true love exists in the most difficult situation in our lives which for us is unacceptable and intolerable.