it really be that love is everywhere, as Deepak
claims? When so many people feel unloved and
unwanted, is it really possible that love is as common all
around us as water is around fish? While there have
been many times in my life when I've felt completely
unloved, I have to say now that I agree with him--my
feelings were simply that--feelings--and had no basis in
reality. I was so caught up in my feelings that I
refused to see the truth of the matter, that love was all
about me all the time.
I was confusing love for romantic love. I was hoping
for that special relationship, that special someone for
whom I'd fall head over heels, and who would fall the same
way for me. I knew that my family members loved me,
but I was sure that there was no other love in my
life. And my attitude made it difficult for people
to show their love for me, for I would not be receptive to
feeling that there were people who cared for me if they
weren't that special someone.
see now how wrong I was then. I see now how silly I
would have looked from the outside--how I was searching
and hoping for something that already was a huge part of
my life. There was love around me, but I refused to
see it. I denied its existence even when I saw it,
as it wasn't in the form in which I wanted to see
it. And since it didn't meet my expectations, it was
easy for me to be so very wrong.
is all around us. It was yesterday, it is today, and
it shall be tomorrow. The question we have to ask
ourselves is simple: are our minds and hearts open
enough to see it, to recognize it, and to accept it?
I wasted a lot of time not feeling the love that was there
about me, and I know that I'll never get that time
back. Ten years from now, I don't want to think of
the current time in my life as also being time that I've
spent searching for something that's right before my eyes.
Have you ever felt that your life was devoid of
Why might we spend so much time searching for something
that is all around us all the time?
What would a fish searching for water find, and how
would it find it?