Love is really a simple thing. It is opening ourselves to others and the world around us. However, when we are hurt or rejected, we retract into ourselves and Love becomes complicated, as we see in books, poems, novels, movies and now in social media comes into play. Love must be outgoing from ourselves, for if it turns inward it becomes narcisssim. Love does not have to be complicated, but just simply expressed like carving you Love on the bark of a tree trunk (image above). Love just need to be expressed very simply. That is the SIMPLICITY OF LOVE.
This Saturday was the Scott Kelby's 2014 World Wide Photowalk, where photographers around the world take a photowalk in cities and places in their areas. My Photowalk took place in Miami Beach, Fl. and the above image is from the Holocaust Museum located in Miami Beach. If you have never done a Photowalk, you should think about doing it next year. It does not matter what kind of camera you have whether it's a DSLR or a phone camera. You can explore a local area, meet nice people, and see sites you never knew existed in your area. So next year explore, learn, and by all means do a photowalk.
Remember that question we all have been asked, "If you were stranded on a desert island what would you choose.........? The choice usually leaves you with one option. But, if you really were stranded on a desert island you would be faced with two choices: Solitude or Loneliness. Soitude is a positive experience where we choose to be alone. In Solitude positive self awareness can take place. Loneliness, on the other hand, is a negative state of mind that is detrimental to a person. A person does not choose Loneliness, it chooses the person. Solitude allows for self introspection, Loneliness leads to self pity and self worthiness. If you find your life Stranded On a Desert Island either physically or mentally choose Solitude.
Do you remember your Childhood Fears? My biggest Childhood Fear was Wolves. I don't know why to this day, but as a child I was petrified by Wolves. It might have been the howl on a clear moonlit night, but the thought of a Wolf would send me into a panicked fright. Now, I have out grown my fear of Wolves, but still a sight of one makes me remember my fear factor when I was young. So often we mature and overcome our fears of childhood, but as adults other fears take their place. We become fearful of rejection, not fitting in, not being successful, of being an outcast, or not accepted by our peers. Fear follows us our entire life. It is important for us not to give into fear, for fear can paralyize us, cause us to panick, and make the wrong choices in life. Only when we look at life thru love can fear be muted. Love always, fear nothing.
The Otters are one of the most popular animals to visit at the zoo by kids and adults alike. They slide into the water, dive, and do somersaults underwater. We love to see their Playful Life. I believe that is why the Otter is so loved. We often lose our playfulness for life. We take Life too seriously. We allow our problems to drag us down, we focus on our status, or are too busy trying to get ahead in order to afford our lifestyle. We need to act like the Otter in our lives, sliding from one thing to another, diving into life and the zest for living and doing a somersault no matter what comes our way good or bad. Like the Otter we need A PLAYFUL LIFE!