What is Love

Nicole reid
Posted August 3, 2019 from Australia

For me love and knowing what is is not so simple,

For those of you out whom have read my stories know that i grew up under very emotional neglectful and abusive circumstances, i had to gather the human concept of what love really is sounds like such a simple task when you think about it. when i was younger i look at religious images of angels and Jesus all looking very peaceful,all ways wounding why i cant have that or why this is not achievable. i become addicted to the i dear the imperfections where meant to be avoided.as sometimes religion can teach you that weakness is the devil testing you. but i know that if you embrace your weakness and  seek out to help others whom have weakness this is true love begins this is how in my life i turned an unhealthy life pro suit into a mental healthy positive change.

the most important thing in life is to know that human life is not meant to perfect     

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Jill Langhus
Aug 03
Aug 03

Hi Nicole,

How are you? Thanks for sharing your insightful, and inspiring post. I agree that realizing our imperfections are indeed our strengths, and that we're not meant to be perfect.

I hope you're doing well, and having a good weekend.

Nicole reid
Aug 07
Aug 07

i am learning about emotions the in my was restricted from learning. i my whole life felt like i was the cause of all my parents miss fortunes. i am glade this resonates to all out there.
the love of imperfections is true love.

Jill Langhus
Aug 07
Aug 07

I'm glad you're being more mindful to your emotions, and being more forgiving to yourself, too. Yes, the whole perfectionism thing resonates for a lot of people, especially when they've come from abusive upbringings. It can be a difficult challenge to overcome, but with time, love and forgiveness we will get there.

And, yes, unconditional love for ourselves is very important.

Hope you're doing well, and having a great week!

Beth Lacey
Aug 05
Aug 05

We are all imperfect and we all deserve love

Nicole reid
Aug 07
Aug 07

that is true, i self made the idear of love. my life did have the fundamental b blueprint from my mother and father. and i think that many people are out there now in the same situation even with the same feelings

Hello, Nicole,

Your story resonates with me. Thank you for speaking your truth. I also had issues on accepting myself because I thought I needed to be perfect in order to be worthy of love and acceptance. So I beat myself up and was really hard on myself.

It’s true, we can embrace our imperfections and be perfectly imperfect. The best thing about it is we can now connect with each other and even grant grace for imperfections.

Thank you for sharing!

Nicole reid
Aug 07
Aug 07

this is amazing that how we when we grow up we all thought the perfection is vital and weakness is something to be avoided that we somehow become the obstetrical to avoid .

I agree. Striving to be perfect makes us build walls from one another because we fear people will discover how imperfect we are. But as the popular saying goes, " Nobody is perfect". Really nice point for discussion.

Please keep on writing!